Exploring Home Repair Materials and Tools
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Exploring Home Repair Materials and Tools

Hello everyone, my name is Mabel Abram. My home was recently vandalized when I was out of town for a couple weeks. Upon returning home, I was shocked to see graffiti on the walls and flooring ripped up. I called a local contractor to give me a bid on the work. I elected to have the materials restored to their original state by the contractor. The job required replacement of some of the support materials, including floor joists and drywall. I want to lead people through the process of repairing damage to their home through this website. My site will teach people about building materials and tools used for repair and remodel jobs. I will also talk about material upgrades you can use for your floors, walls and ceilings. Thank you.

Exploring Home Repair Materials and Tools

Getting Your Home Ready For The Roofing Work

Vanessa Stevens

When it's time for a new roof, more is required than just finding the best roofing company and picking out your shingles. You also need to prepare your home for the construction. Although the work takes place outside, it can also affect the inside of your home if you don't take time to get everything ready.

Clear the Walls

Anything that rattles the roof will also make the interior walls shake, and this includes installing and nailing down a new roof. Glass picture frames, mirrors, and other wall décor will be be some of the first things affected. Take a few minutes to walk through the home and remove the artwork from your walls, so you don't have to clean up broken glass and replace frames and artwork later.

Secure Your Breakables

Although the plates and glasses in your cabinets are fine, those in free-standing hutches, china cabinets, and on shelves can rattle around or even fall from the reverberations coming from the roof. Take these items out and temporarily box them so they are safe. Don't overlook light fixtures, either. You may want to remove the globes from ceiling and wall-mounted lights and chandeliers.

Check the Attic

Items stored in your attic won't be touched during roof work, but dust and debris can sift down and make everything dirty. Take a few minutes to drape anything stored in your attic with drop cloths or sheets. This is especially necessary if you have a finished attic or loft area in your home.

Clear the Roof

Anything mounted near the roof will need to be removed before the work crew shows up, unless you have made an agreement for the crew to handle removal. This can include basketball hoops mounted near roof lines, roof-top antennas, or solar panels. Also, remove anything hanging from the eaves of the house, such as hanging plant baskets or wind chimes. You can usually leave your gutters in place, unless the roofing company advises otherwise.

Tend to the Landscape

You may need to bring in a landscape crew before the roofers arrive. Shrubs and trees nearby, especially those that overhang the roof, need to be trimmed back and out of the way so the roofers can work unobstructed. You should also mow the lawn before work begins – it makes it easier for the roofing cleanup crew. Move patio furniture so it isn't in the way of falling debris, as well.

It rarely takes more than a week to 10 days for the roofing job to be completed, so you only need to live with a bit of interior chaos for a few days. Once it's installed, you likely won't need to worry about your roof again for a decade or more. Speak with experts like Classic Remodeling Corporation for more information.