At Vanity Roofing in Ottawa we understand that most homeowners are unfamiliar with a roof replacement. Our residential services are geared toward the homeowner who is concerned about maintaining a safe and sound home. From time to time, that may mean replacing a roof. To that end, here is what you might expect when it is time to have your roof replaced.
Our representative will be happy to conduct a free consultation, including a roof inspection, and we will provide you with an estimate of the cost of repairing or replacing your roof. If a new roof is indicated, you will have some choices, including the type of shingles and colours. We will prepare a contract setting out all the details.
We ask that the driveway be completely cleared so that we will have a place for the materials. We suggest parking on the street until the roof is finished. If you have delicate or valuable items hanging on the walls, you might want to take them down temporarily in case any vibrations dislodge them. If you use the attic for storage, we suggest that you cover them with a plastic tarp.
The noise and disruption from normal activities can be disconcerting to small children and pets. During the construction process, debris including nails may fall to the ground. While we will clear all the mess when the project is completed, it can pose a safety hazard to outdoor pets or children who might want to play in the yard.
Out of courtesy, you may want to let your neighbours know that you will be having work done on your house, especially if someone works odd shifts or children might become too curious.
Preparing Your Property for a Safe and Thorough Roof Replacement
Before we leave, we will thoroughly clean the entire area. This includes using magnets to pick up any stray nails and other special tools. However, it is best if your lawn is mowed to a short length to make this process easier and safer for your family. Likewise any landscaping flower beds, arbors, seating areas, etc. should be protected before we start. Any overhanging tree limbs should be pruned before we begin the roof replacement.
If you have a satellite installed on the roof, we suggest you contact your cable provider to have professionals deal with this equipment.