Repairing My Roof

Tips To Help You Protect Your Plants During A Roofing Project

There will come a time in which your home will need to have a new roof put on. Whenever that time comes, there are some things that you can do to make the process go a little smoother. Here, you'll find a few tips to help.

Talk with the Contractor

Before you get busy preparing for the work that will be done, talk with the contractor to find out how far the crew will go to protect the things around your home. Some contractors will take lots of time protecting the plants on the ground below and will remove hanging items that could get in the way – whatever needs to be done to get the job done safely without making too much of a mess.

Once you know what the crew will do, you know what you'll need to get done.

Plant Protection

The plants along the house are at the greatest risk of getting damaged during the roofing project. The good thing is that you can protect them fairly easily.

Gather up buckets, bins, and boxes that are large enough to cover the plants that you want to protect. Use these items to cover the plants. This will protect the plants from anything that would fall from the roof, from getting tromped on while the crew is carrying around all of the heavy materials, and from becoming coated with dusty debris.

Tarps and Blankets

There is no way to get a roofing project done without making at least a little mess. There will be lots of nails and roofing material coming off of the roof – most of it will go directly into a dumpster, but there will be some that gets loose.

Lay tarps and/or old blankets on the ground in the areas around the house. This is especially important if you have kids or pets that spend a lot of time outside. You don't want to have anyone find a nail in the bottom of their foot. When the project is done, the tarps can be easily cleaned up and you won't have to worry about nails hiding in the grass or mulch.

Talk with your local roofing repair contractor to learn more about what you can do to make the entire process a little easier for you. In the end, you want a new roof without mess. A good crew and these few tips can help you do just that.