A new roof installation is a large project that requires ample preparation. Taking a few steps to get ready both inside and outside your home will help to make the process easier and safer, and it will give you less to worry about on the day of installation. Here's what you should do before the day of your new roof installation.
Naturally, your roofing contractors will need a clear path to your roof from the outside. Unfortunately, daily use of patios and yards can cause obstructions to build up that will need to be cleared before installation. Make sure outdoor furniture and fixtures like grills or lights aren't too close to the sides of your home.
Trees that are growing too close to the sides of your home may need to be trimmed before your new roof can be installed. The same is true for grass and shrubbery close to your home's siding. Remember to move any large potted plants that may cause an obstruction as well.
Another factor to consider when preparing outside is that your contractors will need continuous access to their vehicles to retrieve tools and materials. Some homeowners may wish to move their vehicle to ensure there is enough space in their driveway.
New roof installation will have an impact on the interior of your home as well as the exterior. A clear attic and walk spaces will help minimize disruption to your daily life during installation. This is especially important if you store valuables in your attic like many homeowners.
Many homeowners don't realize the amount of noise and vibration that is produced during roof installation. If you have any hanging mirrors, artwork, or other valuables on the walls of your home, it's a good idea to remove them before the installation. This way, you won't have to worry about any of your belongings getting damaged if there is a shift during the roof installation.
During roof installation, you should make sure that your windows and doors are shut as often as possible. Vibrations during roof installation can shatter windows and storm doors if they are open. Windows and doors that are shut are less likely to break since they are braced against their frames.
Roof installation is a great way to improve your home's energy efficiency, longevity, and street appeal. With these tips, you can be confident that your new roof installation will go as smoothly as possible.