If you’re like many homeowners across the country, you may be getting ready to have your roof replaced this summer. While a roof placement can be exciting, it’s critical to take some special precautions to ensure your family’s safety and protect your home from construction-related damage. Here are three preliminary steps to take in the days leading up to your roof replacement:
1. Clear your home’s surroundings.
A roof replacement results in a huge amount of debris, old shingles and other fallen material that could cause severe damage to unprotected parts of your property. Before construction begins, it’s important to spend time completely clearing your home’s surroundings, including moving vehicles a safe distance from the worksite; clearing out your yard and patio areas (moving furniture, toys, potted plants, bikes, and the like); and removing any satellite dishes and/or antennas from your roof.
2. Protect your attic.
It may not seem obvious, but your attic will be the part of your home that’s most exposed during a roof replacement, with lots of dust and debris gathering in your attic spaces during your roof’s installation. If you have lots of personal items in your attic, be sure to cover them with old sheets or drop clothes until the replacement is finished. You should also remove any fragile or valuable items that could be damaged by pounding vibrations from the construction.
3. Take precaution with children and pets.
Any roof replacement requires a significant amount of construction at your home, making it critical that you take extra precaution to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Before construction begins, make sure your children are aware of their surroundings and understand the importance of staying a safe distance away from dangerous work zone areas. Depending on the situation, you may even consider relocating any young children or pets to a family member or neighbor’s home while your roof is under construction.
Replace Your Roof with AVA
Above all, it’s paramount to use an experienced roofing company to do your roof replacement. If you’re planning on getting your roof replaced this summer, get in touch with AVA Roofing and let us walk you through the process!