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.