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Preparing Your Home for New Roof

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

After homeowners have decided to repair or replace roof, they must prepare their home for the activity. The roof installation brings a lot of action on the top of the house. This will result in lot of vibrations down the house. The nailing, moving heavy objects, and the activity will also effect the interiors even though the activity is on top of the home. You can expect constant noise and hammering during the day or two of the roofing project.

Ask your roofer about how the impact is going to be. Here are some tips to prepare for a roof on your home.

  • Remove all hangings from ceilings such as chandeliers, hanging baskets, or so on.
  • Remove all wall paintings, decorations, pictures, portraits from the walls.
  • Remove all the hangings around the fireplace.
  • Remove china and glass from the cabinets.
  • Clear the exteriors of the home of any hoses and other decorations.
  • Keep your driveway clear of any objects for loading and cleanup
  • Check the electric outlets on the exterior of your home.
  • If you or a family member are sensitive to noise, it is suggested to stay from the home while the work is in progress.
  • Cover any valuables in the attic.
  • Clear your lawn of any debris and keep your lawn mowed.
  • If possible, trim the trees and bushes around your home.
  • Keep your vehicles out of the driveway.

Most roofing jobs take a day or two depending on the size of your home. Experienced roofers clean up daily if the job takes more than one day. Roofers also bring material that they can install on that day and not overload the driveway. Check with your roofer and insurance company for any additional details required for preparation.

Contact Olde Town Roofing at 309-738-5550 or 309-517-1676 for all your roofing, siding, windows, home improvement, and other requirements.

One response to “Preparing Your Home for New Roof”

  1. […] roof involves removing all the existing layers and re-roofing. If your roof has two layers, then a new roof is suggested as per the International Roofing standards. If you remove the existing layers, you can […]

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