How to prepare for a roof replacement

The period of time where a roof is getting installed can be a little hectic and messy around your home. Things are flying off the roof, people are in and out, you’ll see dumpsters, trucks and all sorts of other craziness. In order to cope, you’ll need to be prepared. Doing so, will make the entire process that much easier on you, your family and the workers.

This week, we’re going to discuss four things you should do before your roof is going to be replaced. Let’s jump right in!

If you have kids, particularly young ones

Then you’ll want to make sure you go over what’s going to be happening! Roof replacement can be noisy, hectic and a little dangerous for kids – so be sure that you sit them down and explain to them what’s going to be happening, what is expected of them and what you need them to be aware of for their own safety. And while it might pain them temporarily, it’s probably a good idea to keep all play indoors.


You might want to consider sending your pets on a temporary ‘vacation’ during the roof install. There will be so many noises and new people around that the entire experience can stress out pets perhaps more than anyone. So if the in-laws or friends can take your pets for a day, it’s probably best that you try to make that accommodation. If they can’t, then we’d suggest perhaps a doggy daycare.

Be mindful of where you’re parking

You might be giggling a little bit, but you’d be surprised at the number of horror stories you’d hear about people who had stuff thrown and or had fallen on their cars because of where they parked them. Not only do you need to worry about the safety of your car, but you also need to take the rest of your home into consideration. Leave the driveway open for your contactors so they can park dumpsters, trucks and other equipment. That way, you won’t have people driving all over your lawn and damaging other areas of your property.

Secure the outdoors

If you have deck furniture – store it away for a few days. If you have nice potted plants, find them a new home for a week. Clear out any obstructions so that workers can get to the areas of your home they need to get to. And that’s just before the roof is done. Once it’s complete, make sure you do another walkthrough around your property to check for loose debris, nails or anything else that could cause a problem. Most companies are great about cleanup, but inevitably something could have been left behind. Don’t let it cost you!

Should you have any questions about metal roof clips, components or parts, give us a call today for a free consultation. Hopefully, your install will go off without a hitch! Good luck!

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