Getting a new roof is an exciting event for any homeowner. It’s also a big job that involves plenty of dust and debris. That’s why protecting your home during roof removal and installation is vital. Your roofing contractor should not only do an excellent job installing your roof, they should also be meticulous in taking care of your property while work is going on. When your contractor takes steps to protect your home and landscaping, it’s a sign of respect and professionalism.
How Does My Contractor Protect My Home During a Roof Replacement?
Preventing damage to your home is a priority for a high-quality roofing contractor. Your roofing company should:
- Tarp your entire home before removing your existing roof. It protects your siding from damage and allows debris to slide off the roof and away from your exterior.
- Clear your gutters when they remove each section of the roof.
- Blow off your roof after installing the new material, sending any leftover debris down the tarp.
- Remove the tarp and any debris as they clean up.
- Inspect the ground around your home upon completion to remove debris, especially nails.
How Does My Roofing Contractor Protect My Landscaping?
Your contractor should also respect your lawn and landscaping when they install a new roof. They should:
- Cover landscaping near your home with tarps.
- Cover your pool with a separate tarp, if close to your home.
- Respect your lawn and landscaping as they park company vehicles and stick to paved areas whenever possible.
How Can I Prepare My Home for a Roof Replacement?
As a homeowner, there are some simple actions you can take to help your contractor protect your valuables:
Move furniture and other items from your deck or patio.
Talk with your contractor about the best placement for your family vehicles to prevent damage and allow easy access.
Secure valuable or fragile hangings and objects that might be affected by hammering.
Talk with your contractor about the best location for storing and stacking roofing materials.
Make provisions for outdoor pets so they are not frightened and are not in the way.
Protecting Your Home: Hiring a Qualified Contractor Is Key
When you invest in a new roof, you want top-notch installation. You also want a conscientious contractor who will protect your house (inside and out) and your landscaping. Hiring a licensed, bonded, insured contractor with an excellent reputation is essential. DryHome is known across Northern Virginia for the quality of our work and our commitment to customer service and satisfaction. We fully tarp every home for roof replacement, and our professional team works on your property with respect, care,and excellent communication.