Do you have plans to get the roof replaced anytime soon? Have you shortlisted the professional who is going to do the job? If answers to both the questions are yes, then you need to concentrate on the next important thing. And what is that? Roof repairing is going to be an extensive process. It will take time. The repair work will not be complete in a day or week. It might take more than 15 days at a stretch.
Many of us overlook this fact and forget to ask the service provider as to when the work will be complete. And even if you do, the service provider refuses to give a fixed deadline. They will always suggest as flexible one. It is up to you to make sure that the service provider tells you a definite time. We suggest that you add few more days to it. In case, there is any delay you don't end up worrying about it.
The reason why we are asking you to find out about the time taken to complete the job is because, for that many days you will have to shift base. When the roof repairing work is going on, it will not be possible to stay at home. There will dirt, dust and debris all around. You will have to move somewhere else till the work gets done. There are three things to keep in mind here. Firstly, if you shift to a hotel for the time being it means that you will have to pay the hotel rent, which will be an extra cost. Hence, it is better to shift to a friend or relative's house that are comfortable to have you home.
Secondly, you have to make sure that all the things in the house are properly covered. Starting from the living room, to the bedroom to the kitchen - almost every room should be properly covered, so that the dirt and dust does not enter the sofa set or your bed and other items in the house. If required, you need to shift the items as well. This can be quiet the pain. This means that you have to plan out everything right from the beginning. Last minute planning will not do.
And finally, you need to make sure that you visit your house from time to time when the roof replacement work is going on. This will keep the workers on tap. They know that you will be coming down to make sure everything is in order and that the work is proceeding as planned. If you do not check on them they will delay and the work will not be completed on time.
We often overlook these things. Make sure that you don't make these common mistakes. Careful planning and proper execution is the main thing when it comes to roof replacement. And yes, make sure that the service provider will collect all the debris and get rid of it once the work is complete.