4 Important Ways To Prepare For Replacing The Roof On Your Home


If it is time to have your roof replaced, there are a few things that you can do to help prepare your home, which is going to turn into a work zone for the roof replacement process. Although the professionals will take care of most of the heavy lifting, there are still some things you can do on your own that will be helpful.

Remove Decorations from Your Walls

When you have your roof replaced, numerous people will be walking around on your roof. They are going to be using hammers and a wide variety of tools and machinery. The vibrations from these tools may be felt in the walls of your home, which is why it is a smart idea to remove any pictures or items that are hanging on your walls or handing down from your ceilings. You don't want the vibrations to cause the items to get loose and fall down. Remove any items from your walls that are not screwed or bolted in place. This is just a precaution, but you don't want something you value to shake off the wall and get damaged.

Protect Items in Your Attic

If you have items in your attic, you need to protect those items. Small debris may come loose from your roof decking and fall into your attic. If you want to keep the items in your attic from getting covered with debris, you should protect them by placing old sheets or drop cloths over those items.

Once your roof installation is complete, you may want to do a little vacuuming to clean things up.

Trim Overhanging Trees

Next, if there are any trees that are located near your roof, you are going to want to trim back those tree branches. You don't want your contractor to be getting hit with tree branches while they are working on your roof. You want them to have a clean and clear working area, so make sure that the space over your roof isn't crowded with overhanging branches.

Clear Access to Outlets

Finally, your roofing contractor may need access to some electrical outlets. Make sure that you have outlets that they can easily access. If you have outside outlets, you may need to clear the area around the outlets to make sure they can easily access them.

If you don't have any exterior outlets, you may need to allow them access to an interior outlet, with an extension cord running out of your home. Be sure to let the contractor know where all of the outlets are located that they can use.

Get ready for your roof replacement by removing decorations from your walls, protecting any items you have stored in your attic, trimming back overhanging tree branches, and clearing access to external outlets. These simple steps will help both you and the contractors who are replacing your roof.


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