If your roofing repairs simply won't wait until spring, then it's time to start planning the replacement. The best time to replace your roof is during the spring or fall, when the weather isn't extremely hot or extremely cold. However, when an emergency arises, you don't have the option of waiting until the weather clears up. Now that you're facing emergency roof replacement, here are three steps you should take to prepare for the project.
Get Your House Ready for Construction Day
You might think that you won't need to prep your home, since all the work's being done on the roof. Unfortunately, that's not necessarily true. While the work is going to take place on the roof, the rest of your home will be affected by the construction. The first thing you should do is prepare your landscaping, especially if you have plants around your perimeter of your home. Shrubbery and rose bushes can be damaged by falling debris, so you should cover them with tarps. Next, you should go in your home and look for odds and ends that could be knocked over by sudden jolts to the house or by vibrations. Your house will be vibrating while the old roof is being removed and while the nail guns are being used to install the new roofing material. You don't want to come home and find that family heirlooms have been knocked over and broken. To avoid that, you should either secure those objects or place them in a safe location until the construction is complete.
Arrange for Temporary Lodging
Depending on how extensive the damage to your roof is and how long they expect the job to last, you may want to arrange for temporary lodging. You don't want to try and relax in your home while your roof is being replaced. The best thing to do is arrange to stay with family or check into a hotel until your roof is installed. You can go by a couple of times each day to see how the work is proceeding.
Arrange for a Rental Dumpster
Replacing an entire roof is a messy job. Your roofing contractors will need to remove the old roof before they can install the new one. To avoid a big mess in your yard and to make things easier for the roofers, arrange to have a rental dumpster delivered to your home a couple of days before the job is to begin. That way, your roofing company will have a place to throw the debris, and your yard will stay clean and tidy.
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