Steps to Take Before Your New Roof is Installed
Whether you’re replacing your current roof or building a new home, a strong, reliable roof is essential. But installing that roof isn’t exactly a quick and easy process. There are a lot of layers and moving parts that go into a quality roof. It takes a lot of hard work to get the job done right. Plus, if something doesn’t go exactly as planned, the installation could be prolonged, or your property could be damaged.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make your roofer’s job easier and help the installation process go as smoothly as possible. After 20 years in the roofing industry we have learned a lot about preparing for the roofing process. We have outlined the steps you should take to prepare for your roof installation or replacement. With these simple tips, you will get your roof quicker and with much less stress!
Before the Roofers Arrive, You Should Make Sure That:
- All vehicles are out of the driveway
- Remove furniture, light fixtures and any other movable objects such as potted plants and wind chimes from your yard and landscape beds
- Mow your lawn the day before to make small debris easier to spot during the cleanup process
- Unlock all fence gates for the roofers
- Pets are taken care of – loud noises can potentially scare them.
- Nearby electrical outlets are functional and accessible so that your roofers can use them if needed
- Cover all stored items in your attic as needed to protect them from dust and debris created during the roofing process.
- Wall decorations are removed – all that hammering can shake things up and cause them to fall down
- Notify all family members of the upcoming roof job.
How to Live with Long Installations
Often times the roof can be replaced in one day. But some roofing projects are much bigger endeavors, and you won’t be able to avoid being in your home while roofers are working. With that in mind, there are certain steps you should take to protect your home and ensure your family’s comfort.
While Your Roof is Being Installed, Be Prepared To:
- Keep children away from debris
- Arrange alternate sleeping arrangements for any light sleepers in your home
- Keep cabinets secured through the hammering
- Keep pets inside and calm
- Listen to your roofers – they have your best interests in mind
Not Sure? Ask the Experts
We know, we know – this seems like a lot you need to do! What happened to simple steps? Just remember, our roofers are here to help. If you’re unsure what rooms are most vulnerable or where you should be moving your patio furniture too, just let us know – we want your home to be as clean and secure as possible, and your family to be safe. We will do everything we can to help you prepare for your new roof! After all, we do this