When you are getting a new roof, you might be facing a lot of questions about the materials that you should use, how long your roofing process will take, methods that will be used, and what will happen in case of poor weather. While there are many roofing considerations that you’ll want to consider, there are other safety tips that anyone can use for a roofing repair or replacement. Consider the following:
- Clear the way! Roofing can be done very efficiently, but it helps a great deal when there are clear pathways and accessible outlets to start. Clear all areas around the deck, the pathways, trim the trees, and clear off all your patio furniture so there are plenty of room for ladders and people to move.
- Put up pets (and children). Even well-behaved pets can struggle with the noise and commotion that come along with roofing. While you don’t need to crate your children (in fact, please don’t!), your children will need to be aware that there are a lot of roofers and that it is unsafe to play anywhere near the equipment. This keeps your children and the roofers safe.
- Protect the interior of your home. Many homeowners forget that roofing can impact the interior of your home as well as the exterior! Sometimes knocking pictures off walls, damaging items in the attic or other issues. Simply removing pictures and things in the attic can go a long way for safety.
These are some of the safety tips that we have for roofing! We hope they are beneficial for your next roofing project.