Preparing Your Roof Storm Repairs
Transform your property with storm repairs by CTI Contractors. We also offer storm restoration services, re-roof installation, and roof replacement, among other services for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. To get the most out of your roof work, we recommend you prepare for our crew members arrive to do our CTI inspections and storm repairs.
Things to Consider Before Storm Repairs and Other Roof Work
Storm restoration services, roof repairs and installation are extensive processes that affect the entire building. Please consider the following in order to prepare your property for a safe and stress-free roof restoration experience:
Our CTI contractors in Utah, Arizona, and Texas need access around the entire home, as well as to electrical outlets and a water source. Move any cars out of the garage and make room for the delivery of materials and your roofing crew. Please provide us with an emergency phone number so we may contact you during the installation if needed.
To be on the safe side, we ask you to remove small objects and anything breakable from shelves during roof repairs and roof replacement. If you have pictures that are not anchored to the wall securely, you should take them down during the process. If you need any assistance, one of our team members will be happy to help you.
Roof work is not a quiet process. During a roof replacement or repair job, hammers, saws, and blowers will be heard. Please make arrangements for family members or pets who may be sensitive to this type of noise or vibration.
Debris and Trash
When our CTI contractors in Arizona, Utah, and Texas remove your roof, there will be a lot of debris. Tarps are used to minimize falling debris, but in certain situations, like the full removal of an old roof, there can be hundreds of little pieces. In addition, thousands of nails are removed and used during installation. During cleanup after roof repairs, we use large magnets and make every effort to pick up all stray nails. Occasionally, there may be a few missed.
The sheetrock is nailed directly to the underneath side of the rafters for vaulted ceilings. In this situation, vibration from roof replacement activities may cause the texture to release from the nail heads and create what is called a nail pop. We are happy to paint over the exposed nail heads with touch-up paint you supply.
Wiring and Lines
Electrical, telephone, security systems, computer, cable TV, and air conditioning lines should not be installed directly underneath the roof deck. Inspect and make us aware of any such lines. If you need help with this, please let us know before roof replacement begins. We cannot assume responsibility for these items.
Our experienced CTI contractors in Texas, Arizona, and Utah do our best to ensure a safe work area, but we ask that you keep children and pets away from the work area while the storm repairs are in progress.
The Importance of Attic Ventilation
Keep rooms cools low while maintaining your insulation by having us check your attic ventilation during roof repairs. All homes and buildings need proper attic ventilation to ensure adequate airflow into the attic, which in turn protects the insulation and keeps room temperatures low.
Without proper ventilation, the attic can heat up to over 160 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing mold to grow with ease. The excess heat can damage your homes in several other ways, namely causing premature aging, creating warping in the wood, and ruining exterior and interior paint. Once proper ventilation is in place, you can avoid the roof repairs that result from a boiling attic and add a few precious years to the life of your home.
The Federal Housing Administration recommends one square foot of ventilation for every 300 feet of space in your attic. Despite this recommendation, only one out of every 10 homes in the United States and Canada has proper attic ventilation. Let our CTI contractors in Utah, Arizona, and Texas install proper attic ventilation for you to protect your property.
Our CTI contractors in Utah, Arizona, and Texas want to provide roof and storm repairs a price you can afford. For more information on proper ventilation, our roof repairs, and CTI inspections, speak to one of our professional staff members at (800)898-7663.