Replacing your roof can improve your home’s protection against harsh weather conditions as well as its curb appeal. It can also make your interior feel more comfortable and help prevent costly repairs from water damage. Like all major home upgrades, you need to make sure that your home is ready before the actual replacement starts.
Here are tips to prepare your home for a roof installation from a residential roof repair and installation expert.
Make Sure Your Contractor Can Access Your Roof
Roofers will need to have access to your roof to complete the replacement. Keep in mind that tearing off an old roof and installing a new one can take a lot of space. Clear your driveways and sidewalks before your contractor gets to your home to protect your outdoor furniture and belongings from debris. As much as possible, place your vehicles away from the driveway. You can also cover your patio furniture with a tarp or plastic cover during the construction.
Remove Items From Your Attic
An experienced, trusted roofing contractor will do their best to minimize the mess created during the job. Roof installation can generate a lot of dust and mess. Make sure to move valuable items in your attic and keep them somewhere safe during the roof replacement. You can cover heavy and bulky items with a plastic cover or tarp if you can’t move them.
Protect Your Indoor Items
Heavy construction, such as roof installation can cause strong vibrations that can knock off items that are hanging on the wall. Before the project begins, remove decor, photos, and mirrors hanging on your walls. Consider removing glass scones on light fixtures on your upper floors.
Prepare Your Exterior
Fallen roofing nails can cause accidents and even a flat tire. Reputable roofers will thoroughly clean your property after the installation. They usually use powerful magnets and rolling tools to get loose nails. To make the cleanup process easier, cut the grass before the installation. Also, don’t forget about your landscaping. Cover it with plastic or tarp for protection against debris and dust.
For reliable roofing services, turn to NC Rebuild, Inc. Our team also specializes in residential gutter installation. Call us at (919) 625-5453 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Raleigh, NC.