Tips to Prepare for Residential Re-Roof

A residential roof replacement offers lots of impressive benefits to your home; such as, improved safety and comfort for your family, an increase in the value of your home, potential energy savings thanks to improved energy efficiency, and the peace of mind of a warranty. What do you need to do to prepare your property for a residential reroof contractor? Here are four tips to help you get ready:

1. Protect your loved ones.
A job site can be a loud, dangerous place, so it’s vital that you make arrangements to keep your family safe, especially if you have young children. Consider checking into a hotel or staying with family or friends for a few days. If you decide to stay home, make sure to keep clear of the work area and the dumpster with the old materials. Do you have pets? They may be more comfortable at a kennel. If you do choose to stay in your home during the reroof, have a chat with your contractor about safety. Be sure to share what you learn with your family.

2. Protect your possessions.
Vibrations and dust are inevitable during a roof replacement. To protect your possessions, remove pictures, artwork and other valuables from the walls and store fragile items safely so that you don’t have to worry about them falling. Cover any furniture or decor that is hard to clean because the vibration caused by installing a roof can shake loose a lot of dust, especially if your home has cathedral or open-beam ceilings. Be sure to either remove or cover anything that you have stored in the yard, garage or attic to protect it from dust and falling debris.

3. Make a power source available for the roofers.
Power tools make the work on a reroof go faster, so make sure that the roofers have unfettered access to a power source. If your home doesn’t have exterior outlets, consider running an extension cord from the garage.

4. Give your roofing company room to work.
When reroofing your home, your roofers will need a place to park their vehicles, room to maneuver as they get the job done, an area to store supplies, and a place for the dumpster to dispose of the material from your old roof. Clear your driveway by parking your cars on the street or at another location. You’ll want to do this a few days before the actual work is scheduled to begin to make way for deliveries. The materials needed to replace your roof will be delivered a couple days prior to the start of work. A dumpster will also be delivered before the work begins.

Hopefully, these steps will help you prepare your home and your family for a re-roof.

Mid Florida Roofing has been providing Florida residents with top-quality roofing services since 1999. We’re passionate about delivering excellent workmanship for a competitive price. Our customers always enjoy estimates that are honest and accurate; the security of working with an experienced licensed contractor who handles obtaining any necessary permits, proven reliability, and job-site cleanup services after the work is done. If you’re ready to replace your home’s roof, call 407-830-8554 today to request a free estimate


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