It is the responsibility of all contractors to cleanup and remove any trash and debris they generate.
Part of the responsibilities of your roofing contractor is to remove all the debris, replace any damaged items or coverings and leave the property in a better condition than it was before they started. In order for the roofer to maintain their license, the State establishes rules the roofer is to abide by. They are as follows:
Who Is Responsible for Cleanup? Your roofer is responsible for the removal and cleanup of all trash, debris and materials that are generated by the processes of installing a new roof or repairing your existing roof. Some materials may be toxic, and therefore not suitable for your trash containers.
Damage to Your Property: When damage occurs on your property or to your property, it is the sole responsibility of the roofer to take the necessary steps in making sure that the proper repairs are made or that the items have been replaced with your approval.
Dead Plants and Grass: Your landscaping is important to you as well as expensive. If your roofer damages any of it, he is expected to replace it to your satisfaction. Accidents can happen and professionals always step up to assume the responsibilities of their actions.
Do They Bring a Port-A-Potty? This is something for you to consider. There will be people working on your roof all day. What measures will be used to assure proper sanitation is taken care of? Discuss this with your roofer at the start so you won't be surprised.
Nails in Your Yard: Nails are going to wind up in your yard. Of this you can be certain, so the proper removal methods are going to be important to you. Don't let your children or your tires be the ones to find them. Their effects can be devastating to you or your children. Discuss with your roofer what precautions will be used to assure that all nails have been removed.
Tar Foot Prints: Tar blobs are messy. They don't dry quickly and can be tracked everywhere. If you step in them, you could leave tracks throughout your home before you have realized what has happened. They are easy for your roofer to cleanup; you just need to make sure that the cleaning efforts are thorough.