Preparing A Home To Have A New Roof Installed


Prior to a home's roof replacement, it will be important for the homeowner to take some steps to ensure that the house is ready for the old roof to be removed and the new one installed. Luckily, preparing a home for a new roof will not be as difficult as homeowners might assume.

Move Items Out Of The Attic

During the course of the installation process for the roof, there will be substantial banging on the exterior of the roof, and this can cause dust or other materials to fall from the ceiling in the attic. This can lead to damage occurring to the items that are being kept in the attic. Furthermore, these items may be in the way of the contractors as they might need to access the roof from the attic. Removing any items that are being stored in the attic can be the first step in ensuring that the contractors are able to easily do their work without putting some of your possessions in danger.

Determine Whether You Must Provide A Dumpster

Removing a roof can produce large amounts of waste that must be managed. To hold this debris, a construction dumpster may be needed, and while there are some roof replacement contractors that will provide their own dumpsters, others may require their clients to provide this tool. When you are discussing your project with roofing contractors, it is important to determine whether the contractor will provide you with a dumpster or whether you must rent one yourself. If you are required to provide your own dumpster, ensure that it is designed for use with construction debris as this type of waste will have its own transportation challenges and disposal regulations that will need to be respected to avoid problems.

Respect The Workspace When The Contractors Are Away

A complete roof replacement project will take several days or longer to complete. During this time, it is important for you and your family members to respect the workspace when the contractors are not on the site. This will include keeping children and pets away from this area. Otherwise, it could be easy for your child or pet to suffer injuries as a result of stepping on a nail, sharp pieces of wood or other items that could puncture the skin. While it can be difficult to keep your pet or child away from the work area, it will be essential for their safety and well-being.

For more help, contact a company like MJT Roofing Pro today.


15 July 2019

An Amazing Transformation

When I married my husband 10 years ago, I agreed to move into the ranch home he already owned. Initially, we planned to live in this house for five years and then after a few years of marriage we wanted to buy our dream home. After our wedding, many things in our lives changed. We both got different jobs. And we decided to transform the house my husband owned when we married into our forever home. To accomplish this task, we have begun a major renovation project. The first job on our list was a new roof. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of roofs to install on a brick home.