A residential roof installation can be stressful, especially to new homeowners. A roof replacement is a significant investment so you want to make sure everything goes according to plan as much as possible.
At Kirtley & Sons Roofing, we understand how overwhelming a roof replacement can get. We prepared a list of things you can do to make sure your home is ready for a new roof.
Hire a Reliable Contractor
Consider residential roofing contractors with extensive experience, who offer quality materials and have certifications from manufacturers. Proper installation is important to the performance of your new roof. Even high-quality roofing materials will fail early when not properly installed.
Ensure Roof Access
Good roof access is necessary to get the job done. The roofing process can take a lot of space in your property. Protect outdoor items from falling debris and clear the driveway and sidewalks before the roofers arrive. Move your car away from the driveway, and park it in a safe distance from your home.
Remove Possessions from the Attic
Roofing jobs can get messy and dusty so it’s best to remove valuables from the attic. Move them to another room until the replacement is complete. Cover items that are too heavy to move with drop cloths or a plastic sheet for protection against dust and debris.
Secure Children and Pets
You might want to let your kids or pets stay with a relative during the roof installation. The process can be noisy, which can be distressing to children and pets. Also, construction equipment and materials pose a hazard to young children so make sure they stay inside during the construction.
Take Down Wall Decor
Heavy construction can cause strong vibrations that can move items that are hung on the walls. Minimize the risk of falling wall decor and photos during the replacement by taking them down. Consider removing glass cones on light fixtures attached to the walls on your ground floor.
Notify Your Neighbors
Let your neighbors know that you’ll get your roof replaced way before the project starts. Keep in mind that they also have children or pets who might be disturbed by the construction noise.
Whether you need a residential roof repair or replacement, you can count on Kirtley & Sons Roofing. Our team of experts is well-trained in all roofing types and modern installation procedures. Call us at (281) 371-6776, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We work with clients in Cypress, TX.