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Preparing for your Roof Installation

Posted on: September 12, 2016

As a homeowner in the process of having a new roof installed for the home, you are already familiar with several of the steps that are necessary to accomplish before having a new roof installed.

Now that you have finished choosing the materials, color, and style for the new roof, it’s time to prepare for the installation with a few final steps. And while most professional roofing companies are very careful and cautious when it comes to performing a roof installation, there are a number of ways in which homeowners can prepare their homes to better ensure a safe and smooth construction process, for both the family and the roofing company as well.

Take a look at the following list of things to consider when it comes to preparing for your new roof installation.

  1. Ease of access to the construction crew and their tools and equipment. The installation of a 
new roof is a complicated process that requires those involved in the labor part to move about freely, while also being able to have quick access to their tools. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to properly prepare the surrounding areas of the workspace before the installation begins. Be sure to have all cars parked out of the driveway, and to remove anything around the perimeter of your home that would come in the way of the laborers doing their job.
  2. Most roofing companies and their workers are friendly but when it’s time for the work to begin, make sure to keep your children and pets away from the working space as much as possible.
  3. Protect your car and other valuables that could be exposed to dust and other debris during roofing installation. Many homeowners choose to cover items in their attic and garage so as to protect them from the dust that comes along with the construction part of installing a new residential roof.
  4. Arrange your yard for the likelihood that it could temporarily be holding discarded materials from the roofing installation. While your professional roofing company will be responsible for storing and then removing all excess materials and trash associated with the roofing project, for a short time you might need to get used to seeing some materials stored in your yard for the time being. Just keep in mind that within a couple weeks, the new roof will be successfully installed and the excess materials will be promptly removed!
  5. Prepare your neighbors (and your family members) for the excess noise that will be caused by the installation of your home’s new roof. While the noise level will not be exceedingly loud for very long periods, and the project will only take a few weeks, it does help to prepare oneself and others for the sometimes jarring noises often associated with large-scale construction projects. Moreover, it says a lot about someone’s when they have the courtesy to give their neighbors a heads up of something going on that might affect them.
  6. Last but not least, remember to remove or have your satellite dish relocated for the time of the new roof installation. Now you know a few ways to better prepare yourself and your family for the upcoming roof installation at your home.

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