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How to Prepare Your Yard For Denver Roofers

July 18, 2018

You put a lot of effort into maintaining the exterior of your home. There’s careful landscaping, frequent lawn maintenance, and even roof repairs to think of. However, if you’re like most homeowners, the thought of having roof work done can be a source of stress—not because of the work itself, but because of the risks it places on your landscaping. Though every Denver roof repair contractor you hire will take care to keep your landscaping safe, there are a few things you can do to prepare your yard and home for roof work.

Keep Your Pets Indoors

Pets get nervous even during the simplest roof repairs when left outdoors. A nervous pet presents a safety hazard both to your landscaping and the contractors working on your property. Rather than leaving your pets outside or giving them access to both the yard and your home, keep them indoors while the crew is there. This will keep everyone safe and reduce the damage to your plants and garden beds by preventing your furry friend from trampling your flowers or digging up the soil to relieve stress.

Cover Your Plants

Even the tidiest roofing crew will lose a few shingles and roofing nails over the course of the job. While lightweight, these items can still damage your landscaping when falling from the full height of your house. To reduce the risk of damage, cover your fragile plants with a sturdy tarp. If you’re worried about a particular area of. Your garden, use a tarp to create a lean-to against the side of your house. This way, any wayward roofing materials will hit the tarp and slide down it rather than putting pressure on your plants.

Schedule a Tree Pruning Appointment

Low-lying branches are hazardous to your roof, but if they break unexpectedly while the roofing team is working, they can injure both the crew and your plants. Before roof work is set to begin, schedule a tree pruning appointment with a local tree service. They’ll be able to remove any safety hazards from the roof area and keep your new roof in better shape over the long-run.

Take Down Hanging Plants

Hanging plants may add color to your porch or patio, but they’re not the best thing to leave up when a contractor is fixing your roof. Even light roof repairs creates vibrations throughout your home. These vibrations can cause the hanging plants to fall, shattering their pots and damaging their roots. Rather than leaving them up, consider moving them inside where they’ll be protected during the project.

Your landscaping makes your home look just as appealing as a new roof and, at Big Creek Roofing and Restoration, we want to keep it that way. Our dedicated team will take care to be as cautious as possible around sensitive gardens and landscaping areas. After each job is finished, we’ll clean up as best as possible to ensure that stray roofing nails and materials are not a hazard for you and your family. If you’re worried about a  leak or need a few windblown shingles replaced before the summer rains start to fall, call (720) 309-9722 to schedule a free estimate.