Get Roof-Ready: How to Prepare for a New Roof Installation

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The time has finally come, you’re getting a new roof installation! Your roof was overdue and you’re excited tor reap all of the benefits of having a new roof installed. You’ve taken the time to find a reputable roofing company that you trust and now it’s just days before the installation. 

Your mind is ready for a new roof, but have you prepared for the installation? There are a few things you should do to prepare yourself, your family, neighbors, and your home before the roofers come. 

Proper preparations will ensure that your roof installation is a smooth process. Here’s what you need to know!

1. Remove Nearby Items

Be sure to remove all nearby items. This includes patio furniture, children’s yard toys, cars in the driveway, and anything else that could be in the way of roofers or could be damaged. You should also remove any valuable items from inside your attic. 

Your roofers will do their best job to prevent dirt and dust from entering, but some dirt and dust is inevitable. 

2. Mark Vulnerable Trees

If there are any vulnerable trees, bushes, or other things in your yard that you cannot move, mark these items with bright tape or ribbon. Let your roofers know about them, and they’ll do their best to be more cautious around them. 

You should also mark sprinklers in the yard and other things that you cannot remove but don’t want to be damaged or don’t want anyone to trip over. Letting your roofers know of these items will keep everyone and everything safe. 

3. Remove Wall Decor

You might not have thought about this, but any items hanging on your home’s walls are susceptible to damage. This is true for wall decor on the outside and inside of your home. To keep these items safe, remove them from the walls and place them in an area where they won’t fall. 

Any other items inside your home that are resting on the wall or close to a wall such as on a counter should be removed and placed in a safe place to prevent falling. 

4. Keep Pets Inside

On the day of the installation, all pets and children should be kept inside. This keeps everyone safe including your roofers. Your pets might be amazing family members, but they might not appreciate strangers coming in and out of their yard. 

If needed, have a plan set in place for pets and children to stay at a friend’s or family member’s house on this day. 

5. Inform Neighbors 

The last thing you should do is inform your neighbors of the installation. They might be just as excited as you are for your home to get a new roof as it adds to the neighborhood’s appeal, but it’s common courtesy to let them know in advance. 

This way, they can prepare for roofers and company vehicles to be around your home. 

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Be sure to keep these preparation steps in mind and then give us a call and contact us for a free estimate!

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