How to Prepare for a Roofing Job and What to Expect

1. When shingles are delivered to your home, please check the color. Notify A to Z Contractors Inc. immediately if the color is not what you ordered.

2. Notify your mortgage and insurance companies the day your roofing job begins. This will expedite the inspection and payment process.

3. Be prepared for the noise! There will be constant hammering for two or more days, depending on the size of your roof. .

4. Keep small children and pets away from the work area.

5. Remove all loose items from wall shelves, walls, pictures, plates, and figurines. Hammering may create vibrations that will shake these items off the shelves or walls.

6. Remove all items from around the house where roofing debris or bundles of shingles might fall on patio, pool furniture, potted plants, and gardening equipment. Leaves or blooms may be knocked off the plants near your home during the job. We try to protect the plants, but many times the layout of the landscape prevents us from doing so.

7. During the roofing project dust may fall from rafters and the undersides of the decking. Any clothing or items should be protected.

8. We will need access to your driveway to load shingles and clean up. P1ease park your cars, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, etc. away from the driveway.

9. Occasionally, we will use power tools to cut decking or shingles. When we do, please check your circuit breakers to make sure they are operating correctly and have not been tripped.

10. Precautions are taken to prevent gutter damage. However, there are instances when damage to gutters is unavoidable, especially on very steep roofs or ones that are completely surrounded by gutters. Your homeowner's insurance should cover any damages.

11. For each day it rains, work on your roof will be delayed. North Texas Roofing crews are instructed not to tear off more shingles than they can replace in one day so that your roof is not exposed to inclement weather.

12. Check heater vents upon completion of your roof to make sure that they have not been loosened in the attic. Also check hot water heater and stove vents.

13. Nails that fall from the roof during the job will be picked up with a magnetic nail roller. We will make every effort to pick up all nails. Please be advised, however, that a few nails - hidden in the grass or shrubbery - may remain.

14. Occasionally shingles have been sealed to the sidewalls. Age, along with moisture saturation can rot the wood. During the removal of shingles along walls, paint removals and chipping of the wood may occur. North Texas Roofing is not responsible for this unavoidable occurrence.

15. When we remove two or more layers from the roof, your roof line will drop. This will be evident along any wall. The change in appearance will be minimal and will not affect the integrity and utility of the roof and flashing.

16. When the old roofing is removed a tremendous amount of weight is taken off the frame of your home. This can cause slight movements of your rafters and beams. This shifting may cause small stress cracks in your ceiling along with paint popping off nail heads. A to Z Contractors not responsible for this unavoidable occurrence.

17. Sagging or bubbling in the decking will not be corrected with standard re-roofing. Two layer tear off will magnify these imperfections.

18. Make all payments to A to Z Contractors Inc.. Please do not make checks payable to the salesman.

19. On wood shingle tear-offs there will be dust and splinters of wood in the attic spaces due to the open lathe on the roof.

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