1. Park Your Vehicle Away from Your HouseIf you park your vehicle in the driveway, make sure you either park in the garage or on the street when the roofers arrive. You don’t want anything falling on your car while they are working.
2. Prepare Your the Rest of Your HomeThis might seem an odd thing to do. After all, the roofers are working outside. However, the vibrations of their work can lead to damage to precious wall decorations such as mirrors, framed photos and other wall hangings which can be shaken off their hooks and nails. Prepare to protect your valuable or fragile items by taking them down and moving them to a protected area before your roof replacement starts.
3. Keep Kids and Pets SafePets and small children, not to mention cranky teens might be disturbed by the noise of roof replacement. Constant hammering, footsteps on the roof, and other sounds can be quite unnerving. As well, your property becomes a little hazardous with the risk of things falling. Smaller kids and pets might be happier spending the day at a friend’s or family’s home, so they aren’t exposed to the ruckus. Leaving the home while roofers are working is pretty risky since you can’t see what they are doing and they can’t see you until it’s too late.
4. Protect Your Patio Furniture and YardAnything in your backyard should either be moved to the very back of your yard or into the garage to avoid damaging your belongings during your roof replacement including:
- Patio furniture
- Potted plants
- Lawn ornaments
- Inflatable pools