Having your roof replaced by trusted local roofers is one of the best ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal and overall value. However, it can get messy from the start because of the removal of the old roofing material. Days or weeks before the team arrives on the first day of the installation, make sure you follow these tips to help minimize the potential mess and damage to your home exterior and outdoor area.
1. Protect Items in Your Yard
Secure any items that are hanging on or near your home’s exterior. Consider protecting outdoor furniture, grills, gardening equipment and potted plants with plywood or plastic covering.
2. Protect Your Garden
Flower beds, shrubs, and other landscaping features must be protected from dust and debris as well. Use a tarp or plastic covering to protect them against stray nails, pieces of old flashings or shingles and other debris.
3. Trim Back Trees
Get in touch with a local arborist to have nearby trees trimmed, paying extra attention to the ones with branches that touch the roof and your home’s exterior. This makes it easier for the roofing team to access your roof and perform all the necessary roof replacement tasks.
4. Clear the Driveway
Keep the driveway free of obstructions. Your chosen local roofing company may use it as their staging area for the new roofing materials. Park your car a safe distance away on the street. Be sure to give enough space for the supplier or contractor to unload the asphalt shingles.
5. Cut the Lawn
Mow the lawn before the roofers arrive. This way, stray nails from the roof can be easily detected and removed. Turn off your automatic sprinkler systems so they don’t get damaged while the roofers are doing work.
For your roofing and siding replacement needs, trust Ken Morton & Sons LLC. We are the area’s leading source for top-notch roofing and siding products and have built a solid reputation for customer satisfaction and quality craftsmanship. Call (856) 582-8800 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Pitman, NJ, and the surrounding communities.