Preparing Your Home and Property for Roofing Contractor Services
May 17, 2018
Getting Home and Property Ready for Visits by Professional Roofing Companies
When people are expecting family or friends to visit, it is quite likely that they will invest some time in preparing for their arrival. In addition to shopping for meal items, snacks, and beverages, the homeowners will probably give the interior of their home a thorough cleaning and vacuuming and, depending on the time of year, exert some effort in terms of cutting the lawn, landscaping, or clearing snow; after all, they invited these guests to their home and it is understandable that they would want to make a good impression.
So why then, is this attitude not universally applied when roofing companies visit homes and properties within Toronto and the GTA? Roofers are essentially guests invited by the homeowners as well; it is extremely rare, if not completely inappropriate, for crews from professional roofing companies to simply stop by a home and initiate some type of repair work without prior arrangements with/consent by the homeowner.
Yet every day, there are instances where roofing companies will arrive at Toronto homes for scheduled roof inspections or other service calls, only to find that homes and their surrounding properties are not prepared to receive them, so to speak; this, in turn, can cause delays in starting the jobs, and in some cases, even pose safety threats that must be addressed/eliminated.
Therefore, to help expedite the work of these roofers, provide safer work environments, and safeguard their homes and properties, Toronto and area homeowners would be well-advised to consider taking the following steps prior to service calls by roofing companies:
- Outside the Home
- Keep the driveway clear of vehicles, bikes, toys, etc.
- Cover plants/shrubs to protect them from debris or damage
- Move furniture, ornaments, equipment, etc. away from the house
- Inside the Home
- Secure any valuables that might be sensitive to vibrations
- Remove paintings, pictures, etc. from walls below the work area
- Cover furniture under the work area with sheets to protect from dust
- With Family and Neighbours
- Keep children and pets inside the home or at a caregiver’s home
- Advise immediate neighbours to take precautions with their properties
- Inform nearby residents about the work, traffic, expected duration, etc.
One other aspect that should be taken into account when preparing for visits/repair work by crews from professional roofing companies is the possibility of unforeseen setbacks or delays; these can include such circumstances as:
- Inclement weather
- Contractor availability
- Backordered materials
These types of situations can create the need to repeat of some or all of the preparations and communications noted above, and although inconvenient, should be looked upon as temporary hold-ups rather than opportunities to point fingers, so to speak, at the roofing companies or criticize their inability to forecast the weather in Toronto.
By physically preparing their homes/properties and psychologically preparing themselves for the possibility of unexpected postponements, homeowners can influence and support the work that roofers in Toronto are contracted to provide their respective services.
Roofing Repair Services from One of the Leading Roofing Companies in Toronto
The team from Integrity Roofers has been supporting homeowners with their roof repair and replacement needs for more than 20 years. As one of the leading roofing companies in Toronto during that period, these skilled roofers have capably provided their full range of roofing repair and replacement services, including but not limited to the following, for thousands of area residents:
- Shingle damage
- Soffit and fascia issues
- Skylight and chimney leaks
- Eavestrough cleaning/repairs
- Attic insulation and ventilation
- Attic air sealing and weatherizing
- Leak prevention (flashing, valleys)
- Storm damage and animal damage
- Roof snow and ice damming removal
For additional information on the complete scope of roof repair services provided by the professionals at Integrity Roofers, one of the leading roofing companies in Toronto.
For all residential roof-related matters, including inspections, repairs, and replacements, call the experts at Integrity Roofers in Toronto today at 416-736-7373 or contact us to request a professional estimate.