Tips for Preparing for a Residential Roof Replacement

Tips for Preparing for a Residential Roof Replacement

Replacing the roof on your home is a large-scale construction project and as any large-scale construction project, it involves stress and the disruption of your daily life for as long as it takes to remove the old roof and to install the new one. However, there are many things you can do to reduce that stress and to keep the disruption to the minimum, too. Here are some tips from an established Fort Collins roofer:

  • Remove everything from the area around the house – the roof replacement process is likely to involve falling debris and your roofing team will need space for moving, for setting up ladders and for moving building materials, too, so it is a good idea to remove outdoor furniture and other items that can block the way and you should cover your plants in the area with foil to protect them as well;
  • Remove everything from your balconies, too – the plants and other items that you keep on your balconies or mounted on windows can also be affected, so move them to safety;
  • Make arrangements to keep children and pets safe – the best thing to do is to send them away for the time of the roof replacement;
  • Prepare mentally for the disruption – knowing what to expect and putting up with it will make it much easier for you and your family to go through the process.

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