So many times when folks come to the end of a roofing project, they imagine all is well and that they won’t have to do anything after the project is complete. While this is somewhat accurate in that there are no physical tasks that must be completed on the roof itself, there are definitely other things to keep in mind once your roofing project is finished. Any roofing company worth its salt will do its best to clean up all fallen debris and bits from the project, but everyone missing things from time to time. Making sure that your project is cleaned up properly and that all is in order before you begin living life in the same way you had before is critical to lasting satisfaction in your roofing project. There is no need to over think this part of the project, just be aware of common sense items. These items will help you keep your family safe as you set your home up again after a roofing project:
1. Do a walk through of your yard and driveway: It is best it you complete this before your roofing team has even left the premises, that way if there is a stray tool you can easily return it to them before the day is up. By doing a walk through, you will be able to note what is in order and what is not and clean up appropriate before you allow children or pets to roam free in the yard. One thing in particular to watch out for is nails. These easily fall from a roof during construction, despite your construction team’s best efforts. Be sure to sweep your driveway before allowing pets and children to walk on it, and inspect the yard as best you can. Exercise caution, and do not walk barefoot in your yard for a few weeks so that any fallen nails have a chance to settle into the earth.
2. Go through your covered rooms with caution: Again, these areas may have experienced falling debris, so be careful when removing tarps and the like so that you keep your things clean and do not end up with a nail in the sole of your shoe! The best piece of advice to adhere to is to exercise caution following a roofing project. While your roofing team will do their best, especially if you work with a trustworthy roofer like J & K Roofing in Denver, but not everything can be caught.
3. Make sure all gates are closed before you let your pets loose. Your roofer won’t know your personal protocols for gates and fences, so make sure that everything in order before pets are sent outside.
4. Check you furnace and hot water vents in order to make sure they are still attached to the unit. When new vents are installed they sometimes come loose, so a simple check through and tightening will solve that issue.
5. Leave up the roofing permits on the exterior of your home until your City or County does the final inspection. If you are working on a residential project, this may not apply.