The Best Roofers Will Protect Your Home During Roofing Work
Here at Elite Roofing & Solar, our motto as a Colorado roofing contractor has been “Roofing Done Right” for more than a decade. To us, that means doing quality roofing work backed by industry-leading customer service that leaves our customers with the best roofing experience possible.
Part of making the roofing experience as smooth as possible is taking steps to protect your property. Many roofing companies will repair or replace your roof, but leave a huge mess behind. In some cases, they may even damage other part of your property, especially your landscaping or lawn.
What separates the best roofing contractors from the rest is their willingness to take those extra steps to do things right. Here are 8 steps your Colorado roofing contractor should take to fully protect your property during roofing work.
Use Tarps to Cover Landscaping
Tarps are one of the most effective tools a roofer has to protect your property. During a roof replacement, your Colorado roofing contractor should first install tarps from your gutters all the way down to the ground. This will help to keep debris out of any landscaping—including plants or ornaments—that may be around your home.
Protect Your Attic
Roofing work kicks up a lot of dust and debris, and that mess can be left in more places than just outdoors. As roofers maneuver around your roof, remove old roofing materials, and hammer down new shingles, dust and dirt can enter your attic. Your roofer should take steps to collect dust and debris that may otherwise accumulate in your attic.
Move Furniture and Other Objects
To avoid breaking any outdoor furniture you may have, your roofer will likely ask if they can move things like lawn chairs, tables, umbrellas, and other features decorating your porch, patio, or pool area.
Tarp Over Your Pool
Speaking of your pool, your roofer should take steps to avoid letting dirt and debris fall into your pool as well. While most pools have a cover, it’s a good idea to completely tarp over the pool area so that you aren’t left cleaning up debris yourself the next time you want to swim.
Use a Dumpster to Haul Away Debris
All the debris from your roof needs somewhere to go! The best roofing contractors will plan for these logistics themselves, so that you don’t have to. Ideally, this means they’ll bring in a dumpster to haul away debris from removing your existing roof as well as any excess materials that cannot be used in the future.
Stay on Designated Footpaths and Driveways
Roofing work involves a lot of walking back and forth to haul debris from one area to another. If your roofers aren’t thoughtful, they may trample over your lawn, leaving bare spots by the time work is completed. To protect your property, your roofers should take care to stay on sidewalks and park their vehicles only in your driveway or the street near your home.
Take Time to Clean Up Debris
Even with dozens of tarps, it’s nearly impossible to collect all debris created during the roofing demolition and installation process. To account for this, your roofer should take the time to pick up as much additional debris as possible. They may even use magnets to collect metal objects such as nails from your lawn.
Complete a Final Inspection
Once work is completed and cleanup has finished, it’s time for one last inspection to ensure nothing major was overlooked. In most cases, your roofing contractor will walk the property with you, so that you can bring any potential issues to their attention to resolve right away.
Elite Roofing Protects You, Your Family, and Your Property!
As a family-owned business, we understand how important your property and loved ones are to you. We account for this in our roofing process, no matter what service we’re completing. Whether it’s a repair or a full roof replacement, we go out of our way to make the roofing process as comfortable as possible for everyone in your family.
We use Catch-All tarps to collect as much debris as possible, coordinate with our customers’ schedules to minimize disruptions and complete work efficiently, then complete a final cleanup and inspection. We even have comforting thunder blankets available for furry friends who may be scared by the noise of roofing work!
Contact us today to start planning your project and see firsthand how seriously we take “Roofing Done Right”!