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Top Tips for Preparing a Home for Roof Maintenance

A Homeowner's Guide to Preparing for a Roof Repair
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Roof repairs and maintenance are an inevitable part of homeownership. As every material will eventually reach the end of its lifespan, repairs and residential roof replacement are required to adequately protect the property. And if you have some important roof work coming up, advanced preparation is the key to a stress-free project.

How to Get Your Texas Home Ready for Roof Repairs or Replacement

Whether it’s a small repair or a completely new roof being installed, there are some preparations that homeowners must take to get ready for roof work. Being prepared can help alleviate some of the stress that home repairs can wreak on the members of the family, including four legged companions. These tips from our residential roofing team at Meis Roofing will help you prepare for any type of roof repair.

Getting Your Home Ready for Roof Maintenance

  • Secure your pets. Dogs might become scared and try to run away or hurt one of the roofers. Ask a neighbor, friend or family member to take the dog to their home for the day. If this isn’t possible, crate the dog in a location away from the area where the work will be done, such as the basement or a downstairs room.

  • Take down any items hanging on your walls. The construction could cause them to fall, shattering glass and ceramic items.

  • Inspect the attic. One of the benefits of regular roof maintenance is allowing issues to be discovered before they cause substantial damage. Before a roof inspection, it can help to look in the attic for any signs of water staining. Darker patches on the walls or ceiling often point to a leak that needs attention.

  • Trim overhanging trees. Cutting back overhanging tree branches makes conducting a thorough roof inspection easier, and helps protect the roof from falling debris and leaves clogging up gutters.
  • Keep vehicles and other items out of your driveway on the day of work. Our crews need access to the entire area around your home for safe removal of old roofing materials and installation of the new roof.

  • Do not cover or block outdoor electrical outlets. Our crew may need to use these during the repair or construction process.

  • If you have an outdoor pool, hot tub, or another water feature near your home, cover it up prior to the roof repairs. Dust or debris coming off the roof could damage these items.

  • Keep children indoors while the work is being done. We understand that children might be curious about the process, but we do not want them to come into harm’s way.

  • Cover fragile plants. Remove yard decorations such as gazing balls that are breakable.

  • Check insurance coverage. An insurance policy may cover damage to your roof. However, you will need a roofing insurance inspection to determine the source and extent of the damage. Speak with roofing specialists immediately after a damaging weather event, and they will compile an extensive report to assist with an insurance claim.

Contact Us for Texas Roof Repairs and Maintenance

Meis Roofing provides fast, efficient roof repairs, inspections and roof replacement for Texas homes. For expert residential and commercial roofing services, speak with our team today. Call 866-211-1116 or request a free roofing inspection.

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