Roofing Day – What to Expect

Standard protocol for the morning we arrive starts with getting the dump trailer situated in the driveway.  We try to get as close as possible to the garage roof so the old roof debris goes directly from the roof to the trailer.  We try to move any breakables (patio tables, potted plants, etc.) away from the house until the job is complete.  If you have any special requests now is the time to notify us as typical roofs only take ONE day.

Move your vehicles out of the driveway before we arrive. We need to get trucks, dump trucks, and dumpsters right up to your house and once we are there it will be very difficult for you to move your car if we are behind you.

Roofing work is loud. You may want to make plans to be out of the house during working hours to avoid these loud sounds. If you choose not to be home for the project, please make sure that you will be available by phone and, if possible, in close vicinity should we come across any unforeseen issues.

Many homeowners don’t consider that having work done on the roof outside can affect what’s going on inside. Persistent hammering and multiple people walking above can cause your home’s structure to shake. We ask that you remove any items that may be susceptible to falling or breaking (photographs, art, hanging objects, vase on an unsteady table, etc) especially on the 2nd floor.

If possible, cover anything in your attic with sheets. Small cracks in your roofing sheathing may allow for small debris to pass through when your roof is stripped back. Tossing sheets over Christmas ornaments, pictures, and furniture makes clean-up of this dust much easier.

Provide us access to electrical outlets. An exterior outlet is perfect, however, if you do not have one we will need to run a cord through your door, garage, or window.

Expect us very early the day of your job. Unless we tell you otherwise, we will arrive around 7:00-7:30am. We need to take full advantage of all possible daylight.