It’s standard practice for roofers to take the necessary precautions to protect your garden and exterior while installing your new roof. However, if you want extra peace of mind, there are a few things you can do to protect your garden and exterior.
Northwest Construction, your trusted roofing installation and bathroom remodeling contractor, lists them below:
Lay Plywood on Top of Your Driveway
In addition to clearing your driveway to free up space for your contractor’s equipment, you should lay plywood on top of your driveway to protect it from scrapes.
Cover Delicate Plants With Tarp
To protect delicate shrubs and flowerbeds from falling debris, you should cover them with a tarp.
Mark Fragile Trees and Sprinklers With Orange Tape
The orange tape indicates to your roofer that they need to be careful when working near delicate plants and trees and that they need to keep an eye out for sprinklers they may trip over.
Inform Your Contractor About Vulnerable Parts of Your Exterior
Inform your contractor about potentially problematic areas, like a hot tub or a mini-playground. That way, they can put in place additional precautions to protect your siding and other parts of your exterior.
The Importance of Hiring Qualified Roofers
In general, you shouldn’t worry too much about your garden if you made sure to vet your contractor before hiring them. That’s because it’s standard practice for professional contractors to take all the necessary precautions to protect your garden and exterior.
Haven’t found a contractor yet? Here are some vetting tips:
Ask how long they’ve been in business – This should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Check their certifications – Certifications are essentially a vote of confidence from a manufacturer or independent non-profit that a contractor won’t compromise on the quality of their work.
Northwest Construction, a contractor with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof replacement and kitchen remodeling services. To request an estimate, call us at (313) 277-7676 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Farmington Hills, Livonia and Canton, MI, as well as their surrounding communities.