The process of working on a new roof can be a challenging one, but a challenging project that any good roofer is up for! That being said, there is no need to complicate your roofer’s job by making your home an obstacle course for he or she to get through while working on the project. There are a few things that you can do before construction starts as well as during the construction process in order to help make your roofer as successful as possible in their goals and in the work that they are accomplishing for you. No need to make things more difficult for everyone, after all! Before construction begins, you should clear out the exterior of your home as best as you can. There is going to be falling debris, no matter how careful and conscientious your roofing team is. With that in mind, you should move your potted plants inside, park your cars on the sidewalk rather than in your driveway, cover up your pool and other water features, and take the time to walk through your yard to make sure everything is cleared out. Your driveway should also be left clear for the workers to use for delivering shingles and other items. Here are three “during construction” steps to help you roofer so that at the end of the project, everyone comes out on top:
1. Your roofer needs electricity and water: These are things that are important to provide for the project as well as for your roofing crew as humans. While they can certainly pack things, they will need certain facilities during the project as well. Making sure that they have access to that source of electricity for tools and have plenty of water access will make them a more successful team and will keep everyone working at the highest capacity.
2. Falling debris will be in your driveway and your yard; be wary! There is nothing worse for a roofer than for someone to get hurt on a fallen nail or for you to pop a hole in your tire driving over one. While the roofers are around, be careful not to drive in your driveway or walk barefoot anywhere. If you take these precautions, you are less likely to get hurt or damage your property during your roofing project.
3. Always be cautious when entering and leaving your home while people are on your roof. These precautions can take a lot of forms. Look out over head and pay close attention. Don’t step on debris and give your roof wide berth. Also be aware for the sake of the people on your roof. Disarm your alarm system as the vibrations during work might set it off and cause issues for your roofers.
At the end of the day, the best thing that you can do for your roofers and for your project in general is to be considerate during your roofing construction project. If you are thoughtful and careful about the way things are done, you and your roofing team will all be happy at the end of the project!