Why You Should Choose a Roofer Who Handles Post-Work Cleanup

You have a new roofing system, beautiful and properly installed. But now it’s time to answer one of the most important questions involved with the project–who’s going to handle the post-installation cleanup? The short answer is that it shouldn’t be you. Texas Traditions Roofing, one of the premier residential and commercial roofing contractors in the area, discusses more about it here.


What You Should Expect From a Roof Cleanup

Before your roofing contractor packs up and moves on, there’s still the matter of the after-work cleanup. This involves gathering and removing the accumulated debris following the roof removal and installation. This may include roofing nails, sections of fascia and flashing, old and damaged shingles, roof felt and underlayment, plus pieces of drip edge. 


For homeowners, this can be a long and stressful experience, which is one of the reasons you should work with a roofer whose part of the job is to clean up the mess after the roof replacement is completed. A good roofing company will conduct the necessary measures that protect your home and property from unnecessary mess. This means laying down tarps to cover your landscaping, having a dumpster on-site to remove debris promptly and efficiently as the work goes on and combing your property for stray roofing nails. 


Ensuring Post-Work Cleanup From Your Roofing Contractor

At the end of the day, you’ll want your home and property to remain clean and intact after the roof installation. You can ensure this by:


  1. Confirming that the cleanup is written in the contract as part of a complete roofing job. Avoid signing the contract if it doesn’t include or specifically outline the cleaning procedure.

  2. Don’t forget to inspect your property for any debris that isn’t there prior to the work. Sign off on the roofing job only when a complete cleanup is done. 

  3. Have your roofing contractor check for nails on your property again, whether by metal detectors or magnetic devices. This way, you can keep yourself and your family safe, as well as keep your lawn equipment in good condition. 

  4. Any damage to your grass or shrubbery, or leftover roof tar on your sidewalks and siding should be addressed and dealt with before signing off on the job.


Whether it’s roof repair or replacement, Texas Traditions Roofing aims to leave your home and property clean and intact following the project. We have always been committed to complete client satisfaction, and because post-work cleanup is part of our service, we’ll do this safely and thoroughly. We serve Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (512) 415-4590 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.