Getting the roof of your home replaced or worked on can be an expensive and annoying situation but it is also one of the most important things that you can do in order to protect your home and your family. Depending on the kind of project or the size of the roofing project that the roofing contractor is doing, it might take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get everything done. When the project finally is completed though, here are a few quick and important things that you can do in order to make sure that everything goes well and is taken care of. If possible it is better to do these things before the roofing company actually leaves.
- Walk around the area and make sure that everything has been picked up. Sometime tools can be left behind and it is nice to be able to give them back to the roofing company if possible. This also gives you an opportunity to make sure that there are no nails around in the grass, which can be dangerous if you have kids or pets running around. Sweep the driveway to make sure that there aren’t any nails on there either and avoid walking barefoot outside for a few weeks so that if there are any lost nails outside, they have a chance to be buried into the dirt a bit.
- Make sure that your gates are closed if you have pets around. Sometimes the roofers don’t know all of your normal house rules or needs so there is a chance that something accidently got left open. It is better to double check than to have to run around the city looking for your pet. Generally it is good to just make sure everything is where it is supposed to be.
- If this is a business roofing project, make sure to leave the roofing permit somewhere on the outside of the building until the city or the county are able to come by and do the final inspection. The roofing company might have an idea on when that might be so it is important to ask.
Once you have gotten whatever work done on your roof, make sure that you are taking care of it afterwards. Our roofs are expensive and important investments and so you want them to last as long as possible so that you don’t have to go through this experience again anytime too soon. If you liked the roofing company that you worked with, write down the name and other information somewhere that you will remember and not lose it so that when you need roofing work done again in the future you will know where to turn. If you have friends or neighbors who are planning some roof work or replacement soon, it can also be nice to give them a good suggestion so that they will hopefully have as nice of an experience as you did with your roofing project.