Renovating Etiquette

Renovating can be exciting. It’s important to remember that neighbors may not be quite as thrilled as you are. While a professional renovator will help lessen the impact on the neighbors, here are some tips to help keep the peace in the neighborhood.

  • Let neighbors know well in advance about your renovation plans and keep them apprised of progress. Tell them when work will begin, the approximate completion date, what type of work will be done and whether workers might have to come onto their property. If delays arise, contact your neighbors to inform them of the revised schedule.

  • Make sure noisy power tools are only used during standard business hours. Reasonable hours are 8am until 5pm.

  • Inform your neighbors of any large trucks entering the neighborhood and ask subcontractors to park on one side of the street only. Try your best to have materials dropped off in your driveway or yard rather than the street, and keep your yard as tidy as possible. Watch for debris that might find its way onto your neighbors' yards, especially if a roofing project is involved.

  • Remove dumpsters as quickly as possible. If you have room left in your last dumpster, invite neighbors to dump anything they might have lurking in their garage that needs tossing.