Major exterior renovations like siding replacement tend to be noisy and messy, and may cause disruption to your neighbors. Fortunately, there are things that you can do that can help you win points with them. There are also some things that you should avoid doing. In today’s post, Century Roofing and Siding Ltd. discusses the things that you should avoid to keep your neighbors happy during your exterior remodeling project.
Not Communicating With Your Neighbors
We understand that communicating with your neighbors isn’t as easy, given that we’re all supposed to stay indoors. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t give them the courtesy of giving them advance notice regarding your project.
You can print personalized letters or cards—with a small token like a box of cookies to go with them—explaining what your project is about. This is ideal if you’re new to the neighborhood. Alternatively, video chats and good old phone calls can achieve the same effect without leaving your home. What you should not do is inform your neighbors just as the installers are arriving at your property.
Most types of exterior remodeling projects like vinyl siding installation can be done round-the-clock. This is ideal if we’re talking about emergency repairs. It’s a lot less ideal if we’re talking about how it will affect your neighbors. Put yourself in their shoes: you probably wouldn’t want the sound of installers toiling away in the early morning hours. Remodeling contractors like us generally wrap up work at the end of the day, and will cover anything that’s unfinished.
Hiring Rude Contractors
Your roofing contractor should extend the same respect to your neighbors as they do to you. Sometimes you can’t avoid next-door neighbors who might want to chat with your project manager and ask about your project. A good contractor should be discreet so as not to disclose details about you, but at the same time won’t come off as rude to a curious neighbor. We also consider chatty neighbors as potential clients, therefore interactions with your neighbors are opportunities for making good first impressions.
Century Roofing and Siding Ltd. is your leading provider of exterior renovation services, including roofing and siding installation. Give us a call at (613) 738-1774. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Ottawa, Ontario and surrounding communities.