How to Prepare Your Home for Roof Replacement

Residential roof replacement

Getting your roof replaced is a large home improvement project. With our experienced and efficient roofers, the process won’t be too much of a hassle, but you will need to follow some advice to ensure that none of your indoor or outdoor possessions are damaged in this complex process. By following a few of our steps, you can be ready for roof replacement in Roswell and enjoy a smooth process of getting a brand-new roof.

Clear the Perimeter Outside

Roofers will need access to your driveway and the area around your home. Clearing the area so that they can bring roof replacement materials and machines in will make the process go quicker. Park any cars, RVs, or boats along the road in front of your house. If necessary, ask a neighbor if you can use their driveway on the big day. Clear the lawn around your house of bikes, lawn-care tools, and any of your children’s toys. This makes it easier for roofers to walk around your home and prevents your possessions from getting damaged by falling debris.

If you have a hot tub or pool on your property, cover them to keep dust and bits of roofing material from getting into the water. Replacing a roof is dusty work, so cover your flower beds with plastic if you have sensitive plants that you don’t want to have to clean off after the process has finished.

Protect Your Furnishings and Decorations

Inside your home, there’s a possibility that dust and dirt from the rooftop can get onto your furniture or other items. Old sheets or painting plastic make for great furniture covers. The walls and ceilings will also shake, so pull down any paintings or pictures hung on the wall, chandeliers or delicate light fixtures, and anything else that’s likely to come crashing down with some bumps. Storing delicate items in boxes with bubble wrap will prevent them from getting chipped or otherwise damaged.

Clear Pets and Children from the Area

The day when your roof gets replaced is a good time to take your family on an outing. Children can be either terrified or fascinated by a large project like this. Although our roofing company takes the utmost care to keep the process safe and smooth, it’s still possible that debris can fall from the roof to the lawn below. It’s much safer to keep children at a distance and know where they are at all times.

If any member of your family has allergies, the symptoms could be aggravated by the roof-replacement process. Make sure that they take their allergy medication and steer clear of the perimeter until the dust finally settles.

Pets will be agitated by the noise and bustle of the project. We recommend putting them in a carrier or kennel while the project is going on. You might want to put your dog on a leash and take the whole family to the park for a day. You can also take your pets to a friend’s or family member’s house for the afternoon.

With all of these precautions, you will be able to do a quick cleanup and enjoy your brand-new roof in no time.