One of the most common questions a roofer gets is whether a homeowner is responsible for providing a power source on their property during a replacement or repair. In most cases, the answer is yes. Depending on where you live, where your power outlets are, and how the roofer will be working, it’ll be the homeowner or property owner’s responsibility to provide a power source for roofers.
Why Do Roofers Need a Power Source?
When you roof needs be repaired or replaced, there isn’t a mobile unit that can be mobilized to provide the workers a power source. Instead, they arrive in regular vehicles, like trucks and vans with the equipment they need to get started. They rely on you to provide a power source. This is easier said than done and you don’t need to be home to do it.
All you need to do is run an extension cord from your garage or home outside and protect it from potentially bad weather. The roofers will use that for the tools they need and when finished with your roof, you simply bring the extension cord back into your home. Most homeowners will run the extension cord from the garage, which allows them to close the garage door over it without leaving the home open.
If you don’t have a garage or an easy way to run an extension cord from your home to the outside, talk to your roofers. They may have some suggestions or alternative.
When working with a roofing company, they’ll go over everything you need to know about the job. They’ll let you know what they need, and you can let them know if you have any questions or concerns. From there, they’ll be able to get the job done right for you and you’ll have the peace of mind working with a professional roofing company.