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How to Prepare Your Home for a Roof Replacement [2024 Guide]

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Wondering how to prepare for roof replacement on your home?

Getting a full roof replacement is a large project that may be daunting for some homeowners. However, it is essential to do when your roof shows signs of wear in order to protect the value of your home and your property. Replacing your roof is one of the best investments you can make, and today’s roofing materials are designed to last far longer than earlier materials.

Dreamworx Exteriors strives to make roof replacements stress-free. As you prepare for your roofing project, there are several things you can do to help make your roof replacement go as smoothly as possible.

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How to Prepare Your Home for Roof Replacement

Preparing for roof replacement services is easy! The good news is there really isn’t too much to do to prepare, especially if you hired a quality roofing contractor who will not only get the job done right. While your contractor should go the extra mile to protect your property, it is good to take a few precautions just in case.

Make Arrangements for Children and Pets

Tearing off and installing a new roof can be a noisy project. This can leave your children and pets feeling anxious and disturb sleeping schedules. If you have children or pets in the house, you may want to make alternate arrangements for them while contractors are working on your roof.

Prepare Your Yard

Between shingles and other debris flying off your roof, a dumpster parked on your property, and plenty of workers walking around, it’s best to get your property ready beforehand. This includes moving your vehicles into the street or the garage before the roofing team arrives, moving outdoor toys and patio furniture away from the house and possibly into a shed, pruning low hanging tree branches, and cutting the grass to make finding debris and cleaning up easier.

Think About Landscaping

If you are worried that plants and other landscaping will be ruined by debris from your roof tear-off, it is important to take measures to avoid this. Propping up some plywood over your landscaping can help deflect wood, shingles, and nails.

Remove Decorations on Walls Inside

When roofing contractors start working, the vibrations from hammers and other machinery can rattle the house. As a precaution, you may want to remove any pictures hanging on the walls or pack up any knick-knacks that could fall and break.

Cover Items in Attic

As roofers walk on the roof and begin hammering, small debris and/or dust may fall onto items in your attic. Cover them with a drop cloth or an old sheet to protect any valuables or heirlooms.

Remove Satellite Dishes

If you are worried about your satellite dish being damaged during installation, contact your cable company and make arrangements to have your dish moved before roofers begin your project. While your roofing contractor will most likely be able to take care of this, you can avoid any confusion by taking care of this for them.

Inform the Neighbors

Be courteous and tell neighbors about your upcoming project so they can prepare as needed.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Roof Replacement

Are you ready to begin your roof replacement? If you followed these recommendations, your home should be more than ready for your replacement.

If you’re still choosing a contractor to trust with your roof replacement, make sure to give us a call at Dreamworx! Our team of experienced professionals have been proudly serving Mechanicsburg and surrounding area for years. Let us help you boost your property value, make your house look beautiful, and protect your investment. Contact us today to get started!

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