You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.
If you're going to be having a new roof installed on your home, proper preparation is probably very important to you. Many people don't know how to prepare for a roof installation, especially if they have never had one done before. These are some of the top things you can do to make sure you're ready.
Contact Your Insurance Company
If your roof needs to be replaced because of a natural disaster rather than regular wear and tear, then your homeowner's insurance company might cover the cost of the replacement, minus the deductible. Of course, you will need to file a claim with them first, so if you haven't done this yet, you should get it done before hiring a roofer. Even if your insurance company is not paying for your roof replacement, however, you should probably still contact them. Then, you can make sure that your new roof is covered adequately by your policy. Be aware that someone from the insurance company might want to come out and inspect your roof after the installation is done, so be prepared for this.
Think About Your Kids
If you have older children, you should let them know about the roof replacement that is about to take place. Remind them to avoid going in certain areas — such as in the attic or outdoors, near where the roofers are working — for their safety. If you have smaller children, be aware that their nap schedule could potentially be affected by the roofing installation, since it can be a noisy job, no matter how hard the roofers might try to avoid disrupting you. Some children might also find the noise to be confusing and frightening. For smaller children, it might be a good idea to make arrangements for them to stay with a family member, friend, or babysitter while your new roof is being installed.
Put Your Pets Away
The roofing professionals who are installing your roof might not want to work on your property if there is a dog in your yard that can access them when they're getting up and down from your roof. Therefore, you may want to contain your pet while the job is being done. This will make the roofers feel more comfortable and will also help you avoid liability issues or injuries to your dog. If you're worried that your dog will bark a lot or be scared from the noise of having your roof installed, you may want to consider boarding it at a kennel or veterinarian's office for a couple of days while the work is being done.
To learn more, contact a roofing service in your area.