There’s no denying that roof replacement is a messy business. Your roofing contractor will have to remove the roof so nails and debris are bound to fall onto the ground. Even the vibrations can cause a mess in your attic.
Keeping the mess to a minimum, however, is usually the responsibility of the contractors themselves. In this post, Thompson Roofing and Construction discusses four ways your contractor can minimize the mess of any roofing project:
Cleanup Policy – Protect yourself by getting the contractor’s cleanup policy in writing. So, if you ever find yourself spending time and money cleaning up after the roofing project, you can challenge the contractor for a refund. You can even use that refund to hire a cleanup crew to take care of the mess the contractors left if they refuse to clean up after themselves.
Ask About the Contractor’s Waste Disposal Methods – Learn how the contractor is planning to address the waste. Ask them if they will be bringing in a dumpster for the debris and waste that will accumulate. If not, you can always ask them to throw them in one section of the yard and leave it to be disposed after the job is done.
Tarps and Magnetic Nail Finders – Due diligence for a contractor means that they should lay a tarp down before stripping the roof. They should also be responsible for cleaning up shingles that have fallen and picking up any nails they see. With a magnetic nail finder, the contractor shouldn’t have any excuse to miss any wayward nail. If they fail to use either of these items, then that may be a tell-tale sign that they’ve done shortcuts.
Cover Items – Of course, you can also do your part. Vibrations during the roof replacement can cause dust to fall from the ceiling or attic. To avoid this, cover your items up with a sheet to avoid any dust falling onto your furniture or other items.
Turn to Thompson Roofing and Construction for your home remodeling needs. We are your number one provider of roof repair and maintenance services. Give us a call at (256) 251-5566, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Huntsville, AL, and other areas.