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How to Prepare Your Home For a Roof Replacement

Outside Your Home

Move things like patio furniture, potted plants, your grill, lawn ornaments, and anything else that could get hit by falling debris. A good rule of thumb is to keep these items a minimum of 20 feet away from your home while the roofers are working.

Roofing contractors need access to the driveway to clean up the rubbish and load shingles. It would really help to park your cars, motorcycles, and boats down the street so they can put their dumpster there. You also don’t want anything to fall on your vehicles. If you park your cars in the garage, you might not be able to get them out for awhile because of the dumpster in your driveway.

Children and pets don’t belong on a construction site. For their own safety, please make sure they are not nearby.

Remove TV antennas, satellite dishes and solar panels from your roof. It also helps if you mow your lawn, because tall grass makes cleanup difficult. If you have a pool, you will probably want to cover it so you won’t have to fish out the rubbish later.

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Source: Ryan Dingman

Pardon the Noise

Installing a new roof is a noisy job. If this will disrupt you, you might want to go somewhere else while the roofers are working. If you have small children or pets that are afraid of loud noises, it’s a good idea to bring them somewhere else for the day. Planning to go out of town during the construction is a great idea, so you don’t have to bother with the noise of the workers on the roof.

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