Preparing for roof replacement

A house undergo roof replacementBefore the work begins

If you plan ahead, you can help make your roof replacement be as seamless as possible. Sorry to say, but after our summer of scorching heat, hailstorms, and wind driven rain; a number of Charlotte homeowners realize that their roof cannot make it through another winter. Before the work begins, talk to your roofing contractor to learn of any precautions you need to take that is specific to your situation.

Remember, roof replacement is a major project. Have you asked yourself what you should expect when the day comes to start on your roof replacement? Do you even have a part in preparing for the project? Here is a handy little list of things you should do before the roofing crew arrives.

Protect your personal property

Do you have pets? How will your dog or cat respond to strangers walking around the property and making loud noises? To protect personal property in the attic, cover anything of value. There is a good possibility that there will be an opening or two in your roof deck and debris can fall through into your attic.

Preparing your yard

If possible, cut the grass because after your roof has been replaced, your Charlotte roofing company will need to clean up the area. Shirt grass makes it easier for your roofer to identify stray nails and debris on the ground. Understand that there may be some damage to your landscaping. Even if the contractor covers your plants, there is a real possibility that a few could be damaged when old shingles and materials being thrown off the roof.

Plan to get out during the day

Make plans to be away during the day. The same level of noise that will stress your pets will be distracting and unpleasant for you and your family as well. In addition, the house may be draped by a tarp, making it unlikely that there will be much light coming in from the windows. If you have small children at home, you may want to take them away to avoid the chance of them wandering out into the workspace. It will be much less stressful and it will be safer to make alternative plans on the day of the roof replacement.

Talk to your neighbors

Ask your contractor for a schedule so you can let your neighbors when work will begin on your roof. This way, at least they will be prepared for the extra noise. If your neighbor’s property is in very close vicinity, the roofers will need to take precautions against damaging their property as well. If that is the case, they will need to be alerted in advance.

A dependable roofing contractor for roof replacement

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors has been helping homeowners and businesses repair and replace roofing in the Charlotte area for over two decades. They are accredited with an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau. You will find them on Angie’s list, with a long list of glowing reviews from contented customers. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors has also received multiple years of the Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors is a certified installer for many of the largest material manufacturers in the industry. They have long established relationships with companies such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, GAF, and Tamko roofing products. They are a premier Charlotte roofing company. Give them first consideration when you call companies for roof replacement for your home or business.