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Denver Roofing Contractors Explain How to Get Your Home Ready for a New Roof

January 2, 2020

As a homeowner, you know that your roof is the first line of defense your home has against the weather. Though they’re durable and can last between 15 and 50 years, depending on the type of material used, there will come a time when you’re going to have to replace it. Though your Denver roofers will handle the work quickly and cleanly, there are still a few things you need to do to get your home ready. Here’s what you can do to make sure your house is in tip-top shape before the roofers arrive.

Move Your Cars
If you tend to park your cars in your driveway or in the garage, consider moving them to the street when you’re getting a new roof installed. This will let the roofing crew bring their equipment closer to your house and can speed up the installation process. but most importantly, it will protect your cars from any damage due to falling roofing materials or lost nails. 

Board Your Pets
Roofing work is inherently noisy and there’s very little your roofers can do to minimize that noise. For homeowners with pets, this can be a problem. Those loud noises can make pets feel uncomfortable or nervous. In some cases, this can cause your pets to get destructive. The best thing you can do is have a plan to get the pets out of the house during the working hours. Doggie and kitty daycare facilities will do the trick, but if boarding them overnight would be easier, talk to your vet about the best options.

Take Your Artwork Down
You may not think about roof work impacting the inside of your house, but it can. Every strike of the hammer creates vibrations. Those vibrations, when strong enough, can cause artwork and wall decorations to fall off their hooks. If you’re not careful, this could damage your artwork severely. Before your roofers arrive, take down as much artwork as you can. If you have decorative vases knickknacks on shelves or fireplace mantles, remove those as well. Once the roof replacement is done, you can put those decorations back out. 

Use Dust Cloths in the Attic
Unfortunately, replacing a roof creates a lot of dust and that dust can get inside boxes in your attic. Keep your stuff clean by using dust cloths or old sheets to cover your belongings while the work is going on. You don’t have to remove everything from the attic, but covering it will help keep things in good condition. 

Ask Your Roofer
Every job is different and your roofing contractor may have a few suggestions to help you get your home ready after they inspect it. Don’t hesitate to ask before the big day and take care of those tasks as soon as possible. 

When you’re ready to get your roof replaced with brand new, high-quality roofing materials, contact our team. We’ll help you find the right option for your home and your budget, whether you’re looking to upgrade or want to stick with the same type of roofing materials you’ve had for years.