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Why It’s Best To Let Roofers Handle Debris Cleanup

It’s standard practice for professional roofing contractors to clean up construction debris after a roofing project. However, it would still be a good idea to check a contract’s provisions about cleanup before signing it. Some homeowners wonder if this step is really necessary. After all, as long as your roof was installed correctly, there shouldn’t be any problem, right? 

Well, it’s strongly recommended that you let a roofing contractor handle the cleanup. Here’s why.

Equipment Used to Dispose of Construction Debris 

Disposing of construction debris isn’t as easy as it seems. For one thing, you usually need special equipment to dispose of the debris properly. For instance, without a magnet, it’s practically impossible to get rid of all the nails that may have landed on your lawn while your old roof was being torn off. Left unattended, these nails can become a safety risk. You’ll also need a heavy duty dumpster where you can safely store all of the construction debris. 

Here’s a tip: it’d be a good idea to trim your lawn before construction starts. This will make it easier for your roofer to locate and remove the nails on your lawn. 

Safeguards for Your Property 

It’s also standard practice for roofers to put in place safeguards for your property before construction begins. For instance, a professional roofing contractor would normally cover your flower beds with tarps to shield them from falling construction debris. 

One more thing: make sure to vet a roofer before hiring one. Here’s a vetting tip: the number of years they’ve been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise. 

Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is the highest rated roofer in your local area, boasting of a highly qualified team with 20 years of combined roofing experience. To request a free estimate, call us at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our form here.