Having a new roof installed on your home can be a complicated and stressful task, but there are a few things you can do to prepare your home for roof replacement in Edmonton:
#1. Make arrangements for your kids and pets
The roof replacement process can be invasive, messy and noisy, and this could adversely affect small children or pets. Likewise, children and pets should not be exposed to loose nails, heavy loads, machinery and other factors that could put them in danger. Allowing them to stay with a friend or family member while the work is being done will make the experience safer and less stressful for everyone.
#2. Alert your neighbors
It is only good manners to let your neighbours know that workers will be arriving and there will be large vehicles and a lot of activity in the area while your roofing project is ongoing.
#3. Remove valuables from your attic
A professional roofer will do his best to limit the amount of debris and dust created while performing a roof replacement, but there is always the possibility of damage or soiling of items stored in the attic. If you have any heirlooms, art pieces, fine furniture or other valuables stored in your attic, be sure to move them to a more secure location before work begins on your roof.
#4. Take down wall decorations
A roofing project involves lots of moving about, nail pounding, the placement of heavy objects and other factors that can cause the walls of your home to vibrate, sometimes so strongly that photos, art, sconces and other decorations are knocked off the walls. Be sure to remove any wall decorations before work begins.
#5. Find a new place to park your vehicles
Installing a roof requires room to store materials, set up machinery, and access your roof, which means your driveway needs to be accessible. If you normally park in your driveway, it is a good idea to find another place to park while the work is going on. You should also close the garage door to protect the contents from dust and debris.
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