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How to Prepare for a Roof Replacement

How to Prepare for a Roof Replacement

A roof replacement is a home improvement project that is no small task. For the homeowner, it’s a stressful and costly project. Knowing how to prepare before the replacement begins is the best way to ensure you’re getting what you need for your home without getting ripped off or overlooking an important detail. Follow these simple tips to prepare yourself and your home before your roof replacement.

Cut the Grass

You should cut your grass short right before the roof replacement occurs. This will help to make lost shingles and roofing nails easy to locate, preventing potential injury in the future. After the job is complete it’s a good idea to do a visual walkthrough of your lawn, searching for any dropped materials.

Clear the Path

The roofer will need a clear path both inside and outside of your home. Move any lawn furniture or decorations that may hinder their path to and from your home. The less they have to work around and cover with tarps, the quicker the job will be completed. Inside your home, the roofer will be accessing your attic space. It’s likely been a while since you visited your attic, but now’s the time. Ensure the attic has workable floor space. If you suspect a leak in the roof, try to locate where that leak falls in the attic and point it out to the roofer.

Protecting Your Home

Finally, you need to ensure the items within your home are safe. The hammering and movement on your roof will create vibrations that travel down the walls that lead into your home. Pictures, mirrors, and shelves hanging on the walls could be caused to shift or fall as a result of those vibrations. It’s best to remove any fragile items from your walls before the roof replacement begins. If you have shelves or other items pressed up against a wall, pull it out just a couple inches to avoid a disturbance.

Knowledge is Power

The most important step of preparing for a roof replacement is finding the right person for the job. Seek out a licensed and insured roofer like Bay State Exteriors, that is able to answer any and all of your questions regarding the job. If there are any special steps you need to take to prepare your home for the roof replacement, they should be able to tell you what those are after coming for the initial consultation. Being prepared means being informed, so don’t be afraid to ask questions! With any questions on getting your roof replaced or to get a free estimate, call us at 857-389-5284 or contact us on our website. 

Roofing Maintenance Tips for Lasting Roofs

Roofing Maintenance Tips for Lasting Roofs

How often do you think about your roof? If you’re like most homeowners then you don’t think about your roof too often. A roof is a big investment for your home and it’s the first line of defense from the outside elements like weather and any wildlife that could try and get into your home.…

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How Does Roofing Help Cool Your Home?

How Does Roofing Help Cool Your Home?

Homeowners know the importance of having a home that keeps utility bills low. There are a plethora of renovation decisions you can make to keep the air conditioner off this summer. Floor plans, window choices, and other interior design options can improve airflow and keep your home cool. One external design choice to consider is…

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Signs You Need New Gutters

Signs You Need New Gutters

Homeowners don’t like to hear that things need to be replaced on their home. But gutters are an important part of your home and they’re necessary for your home to function properly. They help direct rain and melted snow away from your home. If your gutters need to be replaced, it’s best to do it…

Why You Should Not Install Your Own Home Insulation

Why You Should Not Install Your Own Home Insulation

Installing your own home insulation sounds simple right? Unfortunately, unless you are a professional, you probably shouldn’t try to tackle this project by yourself. Even if you’re tempted to cut some corners and save some money, you’re more likely to cost yourself more time and money in the long if you don’t install the insulation…

What Are the Benefits of Getting New Windows?

What Are the Benefits of Getting New Windows?

It can be tempting to put your home improvement budget towards cosmetic changes within the home, but that’s a mistake that could cost you in the long run. Windows play a vital role in the energy efficiency and security of your home but knowing when to replace them and what other benefits can come from…

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Cedar & Vinyl Siding: What Is Right For Your Home?

Cedar & Vinyl Siding: What Is Right For Your Home?

Choosing the right siding for your home is a decision no homeowner should take lightly. New siding is a pricy and long-term investment, so finding the siding that’s right for you is vital. Two of the most common types of siding homeowners find themselves torn between are cedar and vinyl. Before you try to decide…

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What Is The Best Place to Start A Home Remodel?

What Is The Best Place to Start A Home Remodel?

Whether you have owned your home for a while and want to start a home remodel, or maybe you have recently bought a fixer-upper and need to start somewhere. No matter the case: the big question is where should you start? The thought of a home remodel can be overwhelming and stressful, you are probably imagining…

How To Insulate An Old Home

How To Insulate An Old Home

  An old house has a wonderful aesthetic and people are drawn to them for their history, but there can be problems associated because of an older home vs. a newer home. One such problem is the lack of insulation. Homes built before the 1960s lack insulation, and this can make your home lose its heat…

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