Today is the day of your brand new roof installation! This is an exciting time but it is important to remember that once your local roofing company arrives, your home is a “work zone” and can be dangerous. Even if you and your family are eager to sneak a close look as we rip off your old roof and prepare the new one, we urge you to keep a safe distance as our crew does their work. Infinite Roofing and Construction prioritizes your roof replacement to be a stress-free and seamless operation. We have a few tips to keep you safe and help your roof installation go as smooth as possible.
One of the most important requests we have for you is to please relocate your vehicles out of the driveway. Our roofing contractors need quick access to their trucks and tools throughout the day, you’ll want to have your vehicles a safe distance from the “work zone” until the job has been completed. As we arrive in the morning we back in our large trailer to be filled up with all debris from your old roofing system in your driveway.
If your home has an attic that you use as storage, it is a good idea to move valuable items or cover them while construction is being done. Even if your entire roof isn’t being ripped off, dust and other particles are likely to penetrate through the roof and into your attic. Simply covering important items with an old sheet or drop cloth will work perfectly fine. Once your roof is complete there may need to be some clean up on your end in the attic, a light vacuum should be sufficient in getting up residual dust from the work.
Trimming areas around your property is appreciated, any tree branches that are hanging over your roof will need to be removed. Mowing your lawn previous to your roofing installation will help us to identifying falling objects from your roof, which make it easier for us to see and pick up. Our roofing contractors go around your property with a magnetic nail sweeper upon completion to be sure all sharp nails and other objects are recovered, a short lawn improves its accuracy.
Patio and Lawn furniture
If you have large patio furniture that you think might be in the way for our roofing contractors, we kindly ask you to temporarily move them. If you have other important items to you such as large garden pots, bikes, lighting posts, or anything else that might be in the way for our crew to work, please relocate those items. If you are unable to move large heavy items yourself, we are happy to help or do it for you. We would prefer it to be done prior to our arrival just so nothing happens to your valuables, we don’t want to be liable for unnecessary damage.
Pictures and Knickknacks
Many people choose to have a new roofing system put on and couple it with new siding, to get both done at once for convenience. If this is the case for you then we suggest prepping the inside of your home prior to our arrival. Vibrations from heavy machinery and hammers can travel through your home, especially if wood and decking is being replaced. These vibrations may cause pictures or other items to come loose from your walls, although it will not feel like an earthquake, we would rather be safe and suggest taking down valuable items that are not tightly secured by screws.
Depending on the season that you are having your roof replaced, we want to remind you to please turn off your sprinkler system. Most sprinkler systems are set automatically and it is easy to forget to turn them off. We may have your roofing materials delivered the previous day or the day of, so we want to make sure that your sprinklers are off so your materials do not get wet.
Satellite Dish and Antenna
If you have a satellite dish or large antenna on your roof top, it is best to remove that. After your roofing installation you can call you cable company and arrange to have it reinstalled. With that being said we do not advise any antenna or satellite dish to be install directly on your roof. Your local roofing company can advise you where they think you should install your satellite dish or antenna, so that it will not harm your new roof. Any nails that are not correctly nailed in can result in leaks. Even the smallest nail hole can result in major damage to your new roofing system, and even not be covered by your warranty.
If you are installing new skylights we do advise that you put down an old sheet or drop cloth under where your skylight is housed. While work is being done around your skylight, it is likely that some debris from installation will come inside and onto your floor.
Children and Pets
You may not think to relocate you children or pets during your roof installation, but keep in mind that it will be loud and there will be some commotion. It might not be the easiest to let your dog out into yard where the crew is working and the noises might disturb them. Children are naturally curious, the trucks and large machinery will probably interest them, please remember this is a work zone and children should not be present.