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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. 

Signs You Need New Gutters

Signs You Need New Gutters

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Why You Should Not Install Your Own Home Insulation

Why You Should Not Install Your Own Home Insulation

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What Is The Best Place to Start A Home Remodel?

What Is The Best Place to Start A Home Remodel?

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How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

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Why Dimensional Shingles Are The Most Popular Type Of Shingles

Why Dimensional Shingles Are The Most Popular Type Of Shingles

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Popular Windows For New England Homeowners

Popular Windows For New England Homeowners

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Solar Panel Installation on Asphalt Roofs: What You Need To Know

Solar Panel Installation on Asphalt Roofs: What You Need To Know

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How To Maintain an Asphalt Roof

How To Maintain an Asphalt Roof

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Tips to Help You Choose Siding & Shingles

Tips to Help You Choose Siding & Shingles

Siding and roofing is like sending your kid to college: the event usually comes around every eighteen or so years, you know it’s going to be pricey, and you’re hoping it’ll still be intact to take care of you in your later years. If you’re going to invest in new vinyl siding and roofing shingles,…