When your roof constantly causes you problems or is reaching the end of its lifespan, it may be time to replace it. A reliable roofing contractor will do their best to contain dust and debris. However, you can do certain things to make cleanup easier and to ensure a smooth roof replacement process.
Get tips on how to prepare for a roof installation from a trusted provider of home repair services.
Protect Your Windows
Debris or old roofing material can fall and damage your windows. A good roofer would place wooden boards over windows to make sure they stay protected during the roof installation.
Remove Your Wall Decor
Like with a fiber cement siding repair, hammering on the roof can create vibrations that can knock off wall decor and artwork. Loose shelving, mirror, pictures, and other fixtures on the walls must be removed before the construction begins. You should also make sure that breakable items, such as plates, glass, and vases aren’t touching the wall.
Remove Valuables From Your Attic
The attic is usually used as a storage area for important and fragile items. However, when you’re getting a new roof, it’s best to relocate these things to a safer place or the ground floor. Also, laying tarps or drop sheets on the floor of your attic can help make cleaning easier.
Don’t Forget About Your Garage
Built-in garages usually don’t have insulation, meaning nothing would stop dust and shingle granules from falling to the ground. Cover important items with plastic sheets or tarps because these granules can scratch the paint.
At NC Rebuild, Inc., you can count on our experienced team to keep your home protected during a roof replacement. We’re also here if you need an exterior painting service. Call us at (919) 625-5453 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Durham, NC.