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How to Prepare for Your Roof Replacement

October 31, 2023

A roof replacement is a significant home improvement project that requires careful planning and preparation. Whether you have children or pets in the household, need to prepare the external and internal areas of your home, or simply want to know what to expect during the process, this guide will help you get ready for a smooth roof replacement.

how to prepare for a roof replacement

Roof Replacement with Children or Pets in the Household

roof replacement with children and pets

If you have kids or furry friends at home, safety should be your top priority during a roof replacement. Here’s how to prepare:

  • Inform Everyone: Let your family members know about the upcoming roof replacement, so they are aware of the noise and potential disruptions.
  • Plan an Alternate Space: Designate an indoor area or a safe space outdoors where children and pets can stay during the construction.
  • Protect Their Ears: The noise from roofing work can be loud. Consider providing ear protection for both children and pets to keep them comfortable.

Preparing the External Areas

Image: A yard on a home

The external areas around your home also need some attention before the roof replacement begins:

  • Clear the Yard: Remove any objects or obstacles from your yard to create a safe work environment for the roofing team.
  • Trim Overhanging Branches: Trim back trees or branches that overhang your roof to prevent potential damage during the replacement.
  • Secure Outdoor Items: Secure or temporarily relocate outdoor furniture, plants, and decor to protect them from debris and damage.

Preparing the Internal Areas

preparing internal areas for roof replacement

Don’t forget about the interior of your home. Here’s what to do inside:

  • Inspect Your Interior: Check your ceilings, walls, and attic for any signs of water damage or leaks. Address these issues before the roof replacement to prevent future problems.
  • Protect Valuables: Cover or move valuable or delicate items in your attic or upper floors to shield them from dust or potential debris.
  • Clear Attic Space: If your attic will be accessed during the replacement, clear it of any unnecessary items to provide easy access for the roofing team.

Things to Expect During the Roof Replacement

Image: Roof installation.

Understanding what to expect during the roof replacement process can help alleviate concerns:

  • Removal: The existing roof will be removed, which can be noisy. Expect some vibrations and noise during this phase.
  • Installation: The new roof materials will be installed. This is the crucial phase where your home gets its fresh, protective layer.
  • Cleanup: The roofing team will clean up debris and ensure your property is as clean as possible.
  • Inspection: Expect a final inspection to ensure the roof replacement meets quality standards.

Contact Army Roofing for a Consultation

Preparing for a roof replacement is essential for a successful project. If you’re ready to get started or have more questions about the process, contact Army Roofing for a consultation. Our experts will guide you through every step of the roof replacement journey, ensuring that your home is well-prepared and protected during this important upgrade. 

Don’t hesitate—reach out today to schedule your consultation and embark on the path to a safer, more comfortable home.

Let us help you with your upcoming roofing project. Our experienced team provides quality workmanship, year-round service and excellent customer service.

Our knowledgeable roofing specialists will provide you helpful advice and an accurate estimate based on your unique needs.

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