7 Tips to Prepare for Roof Replacement

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Planning to hire the best roofing company, Colorado Springs for roof replacement? Roof replacement is a big project as your house becomes a work zone for a while. Moreover, kids like to observe roofers ripping, tearing, hauling, and nailing. This might be enjoyable for some time but it is extremely dangerous. 

Here are the top 7 tips to prepare your home for roof replacement below.

  1. Relocate Your Vehicles 

Once the roofers arrive, they need your parking space for easy working. They need quick access to their tools and trucks throughout the day. Also, they need to load shingles and space to dump the trailer. 

  1. Remove Wall Decorations

We know your love for family pictures and that classic piece hanging on the wall. To keep them safe, remove all the wall decorations especially if they are on the walls of the rooms on the level below your roof.  

Besides, don’t forget to remove the decorative light fixtures too. 

  1. Move Grills and Patio Furniture 

Keep your grills, patio furniture, potted plants, and other lawn stuff safe inside the garage. If you don’t have enough space in the garage then you may keep all these things together at a distance from the work zone.

 

  1. Trim Trees and Cut Grass 

If you have any tree branches that are hanging near your roof, they may need to be trimmed before your roofing contractor begins to work. 

Also, you need to cut the long grass to help in cleaning the fallen debris. This would make cleaning faster and easier. 

A Pro Tip: The best time to trim trees and grass is a day before construction begins. 

  1. Cover Belongings in the Attic

While replacing the roof, the roofing professionals will be walking on your roof. Eventually, debris and dust will fall in the attic during this process. Ergo, keep your valuable things safe by covering them with an old sheet or you may drop cloth until the roof replacement is done. 

  1. Remove Antennas and Satellite Dishes

If you have antennas or satellite dishes installed on your roof, you may need to remove it. Once the new roof is done, you may call your cable provider to reinstall it. 

 

  1. Keep Your Pets and Kids Away from the Work Zone 

This is the first key point though – keeping your family members safe. Loud noise may disturb sleep and increase anxiety. Therefore, it is heavily advised to keep kids and your pets away during the construction hours. 

Talk to your kids and explain to them why they need to be in certain areas of the home or yard. Since they might not understand the scenario, it would be more convenient to send them to a friend’s place while your roof is being replaced. 

Is Your Home Prepared for a Roof Replacement?

Have you checked all the boxes? If yes, you are all set to go for a roof replacement. If you are concerned about the roof replacement price, get an idea of how much it would cost for your roof. In addition, you may get a quick estimate by contacting us at 719 630 1044.