Putting a new roof on your home is a major investment, so it’s important to prepare your house properly to ensure a smooth and successful installation. A poorly prepared home can lead to problems during the installation process and can even result in damage to your home or belongings.

Here are some steps you can take to prepare your house for a new roof:

Clear the area around your home: Remove any lawn furniture, planters, and other items that may obstruct the roofing crew’s access to your roof. This will help the crew work efficiently and safely, and it will also protect your belongings from damage.

Move vehicles away from the house: Parking your cars and other vehicles away from the house will give the roofing crew ample space to work. It will also prevent damage to your vehicles and make it easier for the crew to park their trucks and equipment.

Protect your landscaping: Cover your shrubs and flower beds with tarps to protect them from any debris or roofing material that may fall during the installation process.

Secure your indoor belongings: Cover your furniture, flooring, and other indoor belongings with plastic sheeting or drop cloths to protect them from dust and debris generated by the roofing work.

Notify neighbors: Let your neighbors know that a roofing crew will be working on your home. This will help them prepare for any increased noise levels or traffic, and it will also give them a chance to protect their own properties if necessary.

Secure your pets: Make arrangements for your pets to be out of the house during the roofing work. The noise and activity of the roofing crew may distress your pets, and it will also be safer for both your pets and the crew if they’re not in the house during the work.

Inspect your attic: Before the roofing work begins, inspect your attic for any damage, mold, or other issues. This will give you an opportunity to address any problems before they become more serious, and it will also help you determine whether you need to replace any insulation or ventilation systems in your attic.

By taking these steps to prepare your house for a new roof, you can ensure a smooth and successful installation process. With proper preparation, your new roof will be installed efficiently and without any problems, and you’ll be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a new, leak-free roof over your head. Call Shumaker Roofing today for a complementary roof inspection today! (301) 662-0533

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