Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

How To Minimize Home-Life Disruptions During A Roofing Overhaul

by Jill Jenkins

Most homeowners go through a roof replacement at least once in their life. One of the problems that you could have on your hands is the fact that you will still be living in your home through the process, which can be a nuisance, to say the least. If you are planning to replace your roof, be prepared to do more planning so you can enjoy a hassle-free installation. Most professional roofing contractors take care not to inconvenience the homeowners or halt household responsibilities, but you still have to be cautious.

Prepare for Debris

During a roof re-haul, you should expect that the old roof will be thrown down, probably in your yard. It will not be as intact as it is and besides that, there is already debris on top of the roof. To minimize damage and disruptions, ensure that you tell your roofing contractor about where to place the old roof. Clear that area of everything that can be removed. If you sacrifice a small area on your lawn, you will avoid having debris all over the place.

Warn Your Neighbors

Do not make the mistake of not warning your neighbors about the planned roofing re-haul. There will be a lot of noise and increased traffic around your home, and your neighbors will not appreciate it if you don't warn them in advance. Even you will probably find it hard to stay in during all that banging, so be considerate or you will hear a lot of complaints.

Prepare Your Interior

Do not make the mistake of assuming that the work outside will not affect the inside. Having multiple people walking over your roof and doing persistent hammering is bound to get your home a little shaky. Remove anything that is mounted on your ceiling and walls as well. Place anything breakable on safe ground.

Prepare Your Exterior

You should also move any outdoor furniture out of the way or cover anything that might get dirty. The professional roofing service team will advise you on what to do and point out pieces that will need to be moved.

Secure Your Pets

Pets don't adjust very well to people moving about the house all of a sudden and making so much noise. Ensure you have a designated area for your pets and your kids during the roof repairs, so they do not get in harm's way.

To find more information, check out the websites of local roofers.