Things To Know Once The Job Begins

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Contacting Sullivan & Fortner

If you have any questions relating to the specifics of your project, please feel free to ask our job site supervisor/foreman. If you still aren't certain that a question or concern is being properly communicated, please give us a call here at the office. If the question or concern can't be easily addressed and resolved over the phone, we'll be more than pleased to meet you at the job site and discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.

Traffic Flow

On most re-roofing jobs, we attempt to back up our dump trucks in the driveway as close to the building as possible so the workers can dump debris directly into the truck. Thus, if you are going to need to pull out of the garage during normal working hours, you'll probably be wise to pull your vehicle out and park it up the street a bit so you can easily come and go while our employees are working on your project. As many of our jobs require multiple vehicles (in order to get all of the necessary workers, materials, and tools to the job site), we may also create a minor parking problem for your neighbors. If you think your neighbors may be upset with the temporary inconvenience our presence will pose, you may want to notify your neighbors a day or two before we actually begin your project and tell them to simply give us a call if they have any complaints or concerns.


As with any other construction-related job, we'll be making some noise throughout the project. In addition to the scraping and pounding that will be necessary if we're doing a "tear off" of existing roofing materials on your project, we'll also be utilizing power tools and pneumatic nailers during the installation of the new roofing materials. If you own any pets that are exceptionally nervous and don't deal very well with noise, you may want to consider taking them to a friend or family member's home for the duration of the job, just to be on the safe side.


Most jobs require a lot of foot traffic, pounding of hammers and other tools, as well as the frequent loading and shifting around of various materials, which will cause vibrations to be transferred from the roof to the interior walls and ceilings of your home (via the roofing rafters and/or trusses). While we are careful and respectful of your property, the total elimination of vibrations is simply impossible. Thus, if you feel that these vibrations might disturb or harm any pictures, light fixtures, ceiling fans or fragile "knickknacks," you may want to remove the most vulnerable items to prevent damage. Let us know if you need any assistance.


While we take several precautions to ensure that the vast majority of the debris that is generated on any particular job successfully makes it into the backs of our dump trucks, we sometimes have a few stragglers and also are sometimes forced to dump debris onto tarps and transport them over to the truck. We ask that you take precautions while we are working on your project and try your best to stay clear of any such debris until we can load it up and haul it away. Once we have finished the job and conducted our final inspection, we recommend that you do your own supplemental inspection of the property to ensure that you do not hit any staples, nails or other potentially dangerous items prior to mowing.


Depending on the type of landscaping you have around your property, extra attention may or may not be required prior to the start of the job. While we try to be extra careful around landscaping items (i.e., shrubs, bushes, flowers, lighting, decorations, etc.), you may want to temporarily remove and set aside any light/delicate items until the job is finished. If you need any assistance with this, please ask the job foreman. We don't want to do anything that will harm the beauty or value of your property or spoil something that you've worked so hard to build and maintain.