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Tips for Preparing Your Home for a New Roof Installation

Are you prepping your house for a new roof installation? If that's the case, you can do a few things to get ready and make the process go more smoothly. Here are some recommendations:

Make sure any trees or shrubs near your home are trimmed back.

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For several reasons, it is important to keep trees and shrubs trimmed near your roofline. First, overhanging branches can damage your roof, especially during a severe storm. 

Second, leaves and debris from nearby trees can clog your gutters and downspouts, leading to roof leaks. 

Finally, trimming back trees and shrubs help to improve the appearance of your home and can add curb appeal. If you are considering a roof installation, have any nearby trees and shrubs trimmed back first. 

This will help protect your roof from damage and make the roof installation process easier.

Remove any obstacles from your roof.

When having a new roof installed, it is important to remove any obstacles from your roof. This includes removing any trees or shrubs that are close to your house, as well as any branches that are hanging over your roof. 

roof installation - Tips for Preparing Your Home for a New Roof Installation - Christmas lights attached to a roof

If you have any holiday lights or decorations on your roof, now is the time to remove them. (We understand — it is really not that unusual for people to leave them up!) This will help to prevent damage to your roof during the installation process. 

In addition, removing these items will make it easier for the roofing contractor to access your roof and do their job.

In addition, you should also remove any objects that could fall on your roof during the installation process, such as ladders or scaffolding. Taking these precautions can help ensure that your roof is installed correctly and that there is no damage to your property.

Cover any delicate items inside your home during roof installation.

Roof installation can be a messy and disruptive process. Protecting your belongings is important to cover any delicate items inside your home. Furniture, rugs, and electronics should be covered with plastic sheeting or tarps. 

Be sure to remove any breakable objects from the work area. If possible, roofing contractors will try to work around your schedule to minimize the inconvenience. However, it is always best to err on caution and take measures to safeguard your property. 

By taking a few simple precautions, you can ensure that your roof installation goes smoothly and that your home emerges unscathed.

Clear out your attic space.

roof installation - Tips for Preparing Your Home for a New Roof Installation - attic with insulation

Most people don't give their attic much thought - it's simply a place to store things they don't use very often. Your attic is still part of your roof. 

For instance, during the winter, it's important to ensure that your attic is well-insulated to prevent heat from escaping through the roof.

In the summer, the attic can act as a sort of greenhouse, causing the temperature of your roof to rise and potentially. This can result in a shortened lifespan. 

If you're planning on installing a new roof, it's also important to clear out your attic space so that the roofing contractor can easily access the area. 

Prepare for noise and dust.

Roof installations can be noisy and dusty, so it is important to prepare your home for this ahead of time. If possible, try to schedule the roof installation for a time when you will not be home. 

This will help to minimize the disruption to your daily life. In addition, it is a good idea to cover any furniture or belongings. Dust and debris falling from the roof could damage precious belongings. 

Bonus Tip: Be sure to have your camera ready!

It's always a good idea to take before and after pictures of your roofing project. This will give you a wonderful opportunity to reflect on your progress. 

It's also beneficial for roofing contractors to have these photographs on hand in the event of any disputed claims. So be sure to snap some pics (wherever possible). Enjoy the process without forcing yourself or others into situations that may be hazardous.

Conclusion

In summary, you can do a few things to prepare your home for roof installation:

  • Remove obstacles from your roofs, such as trees, overgrown shrubs, or branches.
  • Cover delicate items inside your home and clear out your attic space.
  • Take before and after pictures of the roofing project.

Taking these steps can help ensure that the roof installation process goes smoothly — the best protection for your home.

Johnson City Roofing - Roofing The Roofing Company You Can trust

Johnson City Roofing is the roofing contractor you can trust for quality roof installation. We have installed roofs on homes and businesses throughout the Johnson City area. 

As a family-owned and operated business, we take pride in our workmanship. We use only the highest quality materials and offer a wide range of roofing options to meet your needs. 

Whether you need a new roof or a roof repair, we can help. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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