At some point in time, you may need to have some work done to the roof of your house. Depending on how badly damaged things are the job could be extensive and take more than a few days. Here are a few chores for you to do before the day the work crew is expected to start the job. These will make their job easier, protect people, animals, and property, and make clean up after the job is done easier.
Mow the Lawn
Any roof work could have materials falling into the yard below. This will include nails, roofing material, bits of wood and/or flashing, and possibly even some tools. If the grass is high it can be hard to find things that have fallen. When you go to cut the grass after the job is complete you could end up having a nail or something sharp blown out of the back of the mower and injuring someone. In addition, roofing material can be damaging to the blades of a mower. If you take the time to mow the grass shorter than normal you will be able to get all debris cleaned up easily.
Shield Plants and the House
If you have a nice hedgerow or garden planted up against the house, you should protect them. As the old roofing material is taken off of the house, it will be tossed down to the ground. A good way to handle this is to lean some plywood against the building. In addition, you may want to put tarps up to protect the side of the house if it has been recently painted. Finally, it is a good idea to cover or move any valuables that are in the attic. As the workers walk on the roof, tear up old roofing, repair any bad wood, and add new roofing, dust, dirt, debris and possibly wood is going to fall into the area.
Make Arrangements for Children and Pets
You do not want your pets or children going in and out the door all day when the roofers are working. Anything that falls can hit them and cause serious damage. Make sure you have a place to take them every day, even if it means you spend most of the day at a park or visiting someone.
A new roof will reduce your heating and cooling costs, keep your home dry, protect you from the elements, and increase the value of your home. Professional roofers work efficiently and quickly. However, things are going to fall and you need to be as prepared for this as possible.
Contact a company like Maynor Roofing & Siding Co for more information and assistance.