Without proper protection, your exterior and yard can be damaged during a roof installation. A clear job site is safer for your household, your home and the crew.
Ensure your exterior and landscaping’s protection during a roof replacement with these tips:
Which Areas of Your Home Require Extra Protection?
Take note of anything in your home that requires added protection like pools, hot tubs and plants. Discuss this with your contractor to make sure they are given the right care. It would also be a good idea to have some extra tarps to cover these items.
Check Your Exterior for Damage & Issues
Walk around your home and inspect if any parts of your exterior siding are damaged. Take photos of any issues you may find. This way, after the installation, you’ll know which are preexisting damage and aren’t.
Position the Trash at the Right Spot
Your contractor should place the trash bin appropriately to allow the best flow of old roofing materials from the roof. In most cases, it’s located on your driveway. Use protective plywood sheets to protect your driveway from dents, scrapes and other damage. It’s also best to place the materials on the driveway or other hard surfaces to avoid harming the grass.
Drape Tarps Over Landscaping Below the Work Area
Smaller plants require the most protection. Place tarps over some lengths of lumber carefully angled against the exterior walls. Mature shrubs and trees are typically strong enough to handle pieces of debris.
Make Sure Your Roofer Cleans Up the Site After Installation
Your roofer should have the tools needed to keep the work area clean, such as brooms, garbage cans and rakes. A shop-vac is great for cleaning roof granules that other debris that the tarps didn’t catch. Also, they should walk around your home with a magnetic sweeper to get any fallen roofing nails.
Turn to Kearns Brothers for reliable residential and commercial roofing services. We specialize in roof repair, replacement, and maintenance. Call us at (888) 355-6700 or complete our online form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Dearborn and Detroit, MI.