A new roof is something that all homes will need at some point. However, the process of choosing a new roof or getting ready for the installation isn’t always a topic in which everyone is well-versed. Here at Aztec Roofs, we want to help you get ready for your new roof installation with some of our helpful tips.
- Work with the professionals! When getting a new roof, the roof you choose will likely be with you for decades. Choose wisely and think of professionals like ours for a solid investment.
- Take the time to carefully consider your roofing materials. There are many different roofing materials out there. Choose one that will work for you and your needs.
- Find a safe place for kids and/or pets. Construction can be dangerous and very disruptive. Kids and children should be kept out of the way for their own safety as well as for the safety of the workers.
- Take the pictures/décor off the walls. A new roof installation will involve some banging and pounding on the roof of your home. While this likely will not cause any damage to your walls, it might cause some pictures or wall hangings to fall.
- Take care of your satellite dish- Before your roof project starts, if you have a satellite dish, contact you provider to have the dish relocated to the fascia board so you don’t lose service while the job is in progress.
- Don’t forget about the trees! Look around for trees or limbs that are hanging over your roof. Be sure to have these trimmed or removed for unobstructed access to your roof by the roofers.
- Locate and mark exterior power outlets. Marking your exterior outlets for use by the roofing crew will be very much appreciated. It will also help the crew to save time, which allows the installation to go quicker.
- Move your vehicles. Roofing crews will need space close to your home for parking and materials. Moving your vehicles to inside the garage or elsewhere can ensure they have enough space to perform the work.
- Clear the patio/decking areas. You don’t want a roofer tripping or running into a BBQ grill, lawn chair or other obstruction in their way. Before they come, be sure to clear the area where they will be working.
- Be a good neighbor. Tell your neighbors that you are going to have your roof replaced or installed. Give them a time frame of how long you approximate the project to take.
- Enjoy your new roof! Once your roof is completed, feel free to enjoy it!
We hope that these tips have been helpful in getting ready for a new roof. For more information, please give our roofers a call today.