Living with a lot of land can work wonders for your peace of mind. When you are away from all of the stressors of the city and you have no one to bother you, it can be the ultimate feeling of relaxation. The one issue with living out in a rural area is dealing with a problem that calls for a professional. A roof issue while out in a rural part of town can increase the wait time in getting a roofer, like The Roof Doctors, to your home. Here are three things that you should do while waiting for a roofing contractor appointment.
Assess the damage as much as possible
If you are able to climb onto a ladder or stand on something tall at a distance from your home, you can get a better view of any damage to your roof. If you are able to get a view of the top of the roof and the area that has damage, take some photographs of the roof. This will help your roofer decide on the best course of action before they come to your home. If your roofer knows the extent of the damage, they may be able to bring along necessary equipment and materials to fix your issue.
Cover holes with a tarp
Living in a rural area tends to mean living around more plant and animal life. If there is a hole in your roof, you will need to cover this up so that no water, plant debris, or possible wildlife get into your home. Secure the top of the roof with a tarp so that you do not have to deal with anything unwanted getting inside of your home prior to the roofer coming inside. If it appears that the roof may be caving in but there is not yet a hole, it is still a good idea to seal off the home with a tarp.
Perform the necessary yard work
If you have a garden, grow crops, or raise animals right outside of your home, prior to the roofer getting there is the best time to get the yard cleaned up. Remove any working equipment from around the perimeter of the home. If you have a garden near the house, gate off this area or cover it with netting to make it clear to the roofer. If the grass needs to be cut down, this is the perfect time to catch up with yard work. Having a nicely cleaned yard will cut down on the possibility of any on the job accidents that could hurt the roofer and damage your equipment or yard. A good, clean working area for the roofer will make the repair of your roof quick and easy.