Undergoing a roof installation can be more disruptive to your home than you think. It’s important to remember that while this construction is happening, your home is a work zone, and there can be unexpected hazards. Preparing the interior and exterior of your home before the roof installation begins is the best way to ensure these hazards are mitigated.
Getting the Inside Ready
- Remove Wall Decorations
You may not think you would need to remove and protect your decorations inside the home, however, having a new roof installed can cause shaking to your home. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Inform Children and Pets
If you have any children in the home, you will want to inform them of the upcoming renovation and to remind them to not go in the yard unsupervised. The same thing will apply to pets — make sure to keep your pets inside and away from the construction.
- Clear the Attic
If for any reason, the roofing company needs access to your attic, you will need to ensure it clear and accessible. You may also want to cover up any items you store in your attic to protect them from a dust buildup.
Getting the Outside Ready
- Remove Patio Furniture
During your roof installation, the roofers may be throwing old shingles down. You will want to remove and protect your patio furniture, planters, BBQs, or anything that you typically have out in your yard.
- Relocate Vehicles and Empty the Driveway
Your roofing company will need quick and easy access to their tools and trucks, so make sure there is prime parking for them. There may also be lots of debris and falling shingles during the installation, so relocating your car and keeping your driveway clear is the best precaution to avoid unnecessary damage.
- Take Down Satellite Dish
If you have anything, like a satellite dish, on your roof you will want to have it removed until after the new roof is installed.
Let Your Neighbors Know
A roof installation can be noisy and disruptive to the neighborhood. The last thing to do to prepare for a roof installation is to make sure to give your neighbors a heads up that you are having this renovation done so they can be mindful and not upset by the disruptions.