Roofing inspections and repairs are an essential part of your home's maintenance and protection to your family. As your roof ages, it is going to need maintenance and eventually a replacement. Here are some recommendations to help you plan for and arrange your home's roof repairs.
Prepare For the Work
Before your roofing professionals arrive, you should get your home and property ready for the project. You need to plan for your roofers to have access to the driveway and front yard, so be sure you move any vehicles from the area. If you have a garage, close the garage door during the roofing work and remove any vehicles so you can have access to them during the project.
Ask your roofer where they will want to place a dumpster bin in your yard so they can access it. If they are not planning to use a dumpster in your yard, they will need to clean up the area and dispose of any old roofing material after the project. Many roofers utilize a magnetic broom to help clean up your yard of metal roof fasteners, which helps prevent damage to your vehicle tires or injury to children and pets in your yard.
You can ask your roofer these types of questions during your initial consultation for the roofing work. They will provide you details for the days of roofing work so you are ready and so that they can easily complete their work.
Make the Proper Repairs
Your professional roofer will inspect your roof and its condition to determine the type of work it will need. Along with replacing your roof shingles, your roof's decking material may have damage from dry rot and moisture damage. Your professional roofer will remove the roof's upper layers to expose the decking material to check it and underlying rafters for damage. This allows them to replace the areas on the roof's structure before new shingles are installed.
Your roof may also need the ventilation checked and repaired when necessary. The attic roof ventilation allows air to circulate, allowing for a cool roof all year long. A cool roof in winter is essential to prevent ice dam formation and damage to your roof. Ventilation can be installed on the roof's ridge, soffits, and under the eaves. Cool air flows in through the lower vents and this pushes hot air out the higher vents, keeping the attic and roof cool and preventing dry rot.
For more information, contact a residential roofer.