So you’ve realized that it’s time to get a new roof. Perhaps your roof was leaking, had irreplaceable damage, was over twenty years old, and was not serving you well in terms of energy efficiency. It happens and the unavoidable reality is that you might have to go ahead and replace your entire roof. This sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! We’re here to make the process easier and more fun. So how do you prepare to tackle such an overhauling project? Well, we got a few tips that can help you keep things organized in your home.
#1 Verify your roofer’s experience. The first thing you want to do before contracting someone to do your roof replacement, you want to verify that they are an established contractor with experience replacing your type of roofing. Make sure to talk to your roofer and ask them about their licensing, experience, and the kind of roofs they’ve done in the past. Also, ask about the size of their team and how many people will be working on the project, as well as estimated completion time. The goal is to avoid having to do your roof replacement twice, or having the job fall short and cause you more trouble in the long run.
#2 Clear the area. A roof replacement will consider the discarding of old material and the hauling up of new one. This means that clearing up the area can help protect your property and facilitate the workers’ movement. Try to move vehicles out of the way so you don’t risk them being damaged by falling debris.
#3 Mind the decorations in your home. If you have hanging photographs or paintings that are liable to fall off with some hammering, you might remove them ahead of time.
#4 Take care of your pets. If you have dogs or cats that hang out outside, make sure you put them in a safe place, where they are far away from any risk of falling debris. Many dogs can get scared with the noise and jump fences or run away. Avoid this by putting them indoors, boarding them, or removing them from the risk area.
#5 Notify the neighborhood and take care of overhanging branches. If you have neighbors whose property is close by, it is a courtesy to let them know of the proposed project and the estimated time of completion. This allows them to know to expect some noise and clearing of material. At the same time, if there are overhanging branches that might cause a hazard or obstruction to roofers, you might consider trimming it.
Go with the Bonded and Insured Contractor
AAAA Contractors and Roofing has an extensive resume of experience in the El Paso area. From large commercial roofing to small residential homes, we have done and worked with every roof imaginable. We are a licensed and bonded roofing contractor ready to work for you! So if it’s come time to replace your roof, give us a call today.