A new roof can be very exciting; your home
will look and function better than before! However, you do need to prepare for
your roof to be replaced. The Roof It Forward team aims to make roof
replacement a stress-free process, but there are a few preparation steps you
can take to make the roof replacement as seamless as possible.
1. Move Your
If you do not park your cars in a garage or a
carport, you should move your cars to give the roofers adequate space for
tools, shingles, debris, etc. Also, moving your vehicles away from the main
working site will prevent any damage from happening to your car.
2. Protect Your
Items In The Attic
Your attic may serve as a storage area for
your home. When your roof is being replaced, roofers will be walking on your
roof, hammering, removing materials, and more, potentially causing debris and
dust to fall into your attic. Cover your belongings in the attic to protect
them and move any fragile or valuable items so they remain safe.
Antennas and Satellite Dishes
Any antennas and satellite dishes that have
been installed on your roof need to be removed before your roof is replaced. Do
not attempt to do this yourself. Instead, call your service provider to remove
and reinstall either of these devices.
4. Remove Wall Decor
Any wall decor and light fixtures that are not
permanently secured to the walls or ceiling should be removed as a precaution.
During a roof replacement, the vibrations from hammers and other power tools
can travel through your walls and ceiling, knocking off any unsecured items. To
prevent any of these items from breaking, you should remove them before the
roof replacement starts.
5. Trim Your
Trees And Cut Your Grass
If there are any tree branches that are
hanging near your roof, you will need to have those trimmed or removed. You
should also cut your grass one day before your roof replacement begins to
prevent fallen debris from being hard to spot during the clean-up process.
Your roofing contractors will need access to
power outlets to use their power tools. If you do not have exterior power
outlets, check for power outlets in the garage. If there aren't any in the
garage, you will have to identify power outlets inside that could be used.
Choose an outlet that has little foot traffic to prevent any tripping hazard
from extension cords running out windows or doors to make the power accessible
from the outside.
7. Notify Your
Let your neighbors know that you will be
having your roof replaced so they can be prepared for the construction noise,
extra vehicles on the street, and people walking around your property.
If you're in need of a new roof or just want
to make sure your roof is still in good condition, ARAC Roof It Forward is here
to help. With a free video inspection, our team will be able to examine your
roof for any problem areas and propose necessary repairs to you with video
footage so you can see the condition of your roof for yourself. Schedule your
free video inspection today to get started!