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How to Properly Prep Your Roof for a Replacement

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When the time comes to replace your roof, you have a lot of decisions to make. You must consider the brand and type of material as well as choosing a reputable roofing company to complete the installation. Additionally, certain steps should be taken to prepare your roof and your home for the work that is going to take place. Here are a few strategies that you should implement to ensure that your possessions are properly protected.

Protect Your Landscaping

Accidents happen at the most inopportune moments, so you might want to protect the landscaping around your home with protection plywood and/or tarps. If shingles or tools fall from the roof during the installation, your plants, trees, and bushes will be protected.

Clear the Yard

roofing services in denver metro areaEven though your outdoor items are probably safe from harm, it’s a good idea to move them out of the way. You’ll minimize the risk of having one of the roofers getting hurt as well as eliminate the likelihood that your grill, lawn furniture, or garden statues will become damaged. As another safety measure, move all parked vehicles from the driveway.

Clear the Roof

If you are having a roof installed, move the TV antenna or satellite dish so that it is out of harm’s way.

Protect Your Home’s Interior

Whenever you have someone working on your roof, the possibility of dust and debris falling from the ceiling exists. Consider using a few tarps or blankets to protect your furnishings. If possible, remove any chandeliers or hanging lights from the ceilings to avoid any of them swinging back and forth.

Protect Your Decor Items

It is more than possible that the roofing work will disturb the inside of your home. With the workers walking on the roof and the hammering that is going on, it is likely that certain items inside your home might get knocked loose. Take the time to secure collectibles, statues, and decorative accents from shelves and china cabinets. You should also temporarily take down any paintings and photographs from your walls until after all of the construction has been completed.

Prepare the Yard

You should expect some debris from the roofing job to fall onto the lawn. If you mow the lawn prior to the work, the job of cleaning up should be accomplished more easily.

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