When homeowners contract with a roofer, naturally their main concern is that they get a properly installed roof. Yet one of the most common homeowner complaints about roofing contractors is the mess occasionally left behind. In some cases, landscaping around the home can be damaged.
It’s sometimes obvious during discussions and negotiations with the customer that they value their prized rose bushes – on these jobs you’ll know to take extra precautions. But it doesn’t always come up in conversation. As the old adage goes, “better safe than sorry,” so it’s wise to maintain a clean job. A clean work site is a safer site for your crew, the homeowners, and any neighbors or visitors.
John-Michael Dykstra of Dykstra Bros. Roofing & Siding says, “We learned very quickly in the roofing business that leaving the work property clean and undamaged is a priority for almost every homeowner, so we don’t take any chances. We always protect the landscaping. And as we state on our website, we perform a magnetic sweep of the area after every workday. Our customers appreciate this attention to detail around their home.”
Here are some reminders and tips to help minimize any damage and mess on a reroofing project:
Installing the shingles is only part of a homeowner’s expectations. Protecting plants and shrubbery takes only a few minutes, but will show your customer you are a responsible, diligent professional who takes care of the details.
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