A roof installation project, once finished, will help improve your home’s insulation, weather protection and curb appeal. The journey toward that goal, however, can be a bit chaotic. Without the proper preparations, you may end up with a messy or damaged garden and home exterior. Make sure your landscaping and property remain unscathed during this undertaking with these tips from local roof replacement contractor Genesis Roofing.
Communication With Your Roofer
Effective communication is key to the success of your roof installation project. Make sure to bring up the need to protect your garden and exterior areas when you meet with your chosen contractor. Let them know of any concerns you may have regarding these parts of your home and establish a plan for safeguarding them for the duration of the project. You know you’ve hired a reputable roofer if they take such requests seriously, perform the job without leaving any damage, and clean up right after the job is completed.
Covering Plants and Landscaping
Days before the agreed-upon start date with your roofing contractor, use the time to prepare the potential work zone, making sure everything is accessible and nothing is getting in the way of the roofing crew. If you have a garden, flower bed or landscaping, cover them with tarps, drop cloths or even simple plastic sheeting to protect it from falling debris, dust and potential damage.
Move Outdoor Furniture and Décor
Take the time to remove outdoor furniture, decorations and other valuable items from the immediate vicinity of your home’s exterior as well. Relocate them someplace safe so they don’t collect dust or debris, or even get damaged by falling objects.
Inspect the Area and Do a Post-Installation Cleanup
While the roofing team is removing and disposing of the old material from your roof, make sure to periodically inspect the garden and home exterior. Take immediate action on issues that may arise, from stray nails to damaged plants. Once the project’s complete, conduct a thorough clean-up to get rid of any remaining debris and assess the overall condition of your property.
At Genesis Roofing, we want to ensure you’re happy and comfortable with the investment you’re making. No matter the size of your roof or what it may need, we’ll get it taken care of for you. We offer one of the best warranties in the business — up to a 50-year warranty on roofing materials and a lifetime warranty on labor. That means when you choose us for your roofing needs, you can rest assured that we’re with you every step of the way during your roof replacement process.
To learn more about our complete roof replacement and roof repair services, call us at (515) 202-1667, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in Des Moines, IA, and the surrounding areas.