Few other home makeovers can top a roof replacement project, which means you’ll need to make sure everything goes smoothly. One of the best ways to avoid problems with such a major renovation is to make the right preparations. Here are a few tips from Sturdy Home Improvement to help you get started.
One of the most common factors that can hinder a major roofing project is the presence of clutter. The more stuff that roofers have to get out of the way to make room for the equipment and materials, the longer the project will take. Make sure the driveway is not obstructed and areas around your home are free of things that could get in the way of work.
Secure Fragile Items
As with any major home additions, getting a new roof will involve a lot of movement and vibrations. These two factors can put fragile items such as pictures, vases and delicate electronic items at risk. Secure everything in boxes and take down wall-mounted items that might get knocked off when the project is underway.
Prepare Your Family
Roof replacement can greatly disrupt your regular daily routine. Our team at Sturdy Home Improvement knows this well. Before work starts on the roof, make sure everybody in the household is aware of the project so adjustments can be made to minimize disruptions. You should also make sure pets are properly secured or moved somewhere safer before the project starts.
Have Backup Funds
No matter how well you prepared your home, there is still the chance that an unexpected issue will have to be addressed before work can even begin. For example, extra work might have to be done if the roofer discovers that the roof supports also have to be replaced before the new shingles are installed. Having an emergency fund for fixing these issues is something we advise. The same thing also goes for other major projects like new siding installation.
Get the most out of your roof replacement project with help from our experts. Sturdy Home Improvement provides home improvement services in Indian Orchard, MA. Call us at (508) 948-0128 or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.