Tips for Preparing Your Home for Roof Replacement 20. March 2017 Leaksmith Guru Lawrenceville Roofing Contractor, Whole Roof Replacement (0) Getting a new roof is a great investment and a wonderful upgrade to your home. Whether your current roof has lived a long and healthy life or suffered from some sort of damage, a new roof will provide better insulation, decreased energy usage and costs, better performance, and an updated look for the exterior of your home. Roof replacement installation in Johns Creek doesn’t have to be the chaotic nightmare that people sometimes envision, and taking a few steps to prepare for the event can help it go even more smoothly. Of course, some things like the weather cannot be controlled, but a little preparation can go a long way toward giving you the best possible experience with your roof replacement. Preparing the Outside of Your Home During the time it will take to remove your old roofing and install the new materials, there will be some mess and noise. Dumpsters to contain the rubble, porta potties to keep people from trekking in and out of your home, and truckloads of shingles and roofing materials will be quickly moved into and out of your life. To ensure that nothing in your yard gets damaged, trees can be covered, outdoor furniture should be moved, pools can be covered, potted plants should be relocated, and anything else that could be damaged should be moved at least 20 feet away from the construction zone. Satellites, antennas, and other items on your roof should be removed. Vehicles will be safer if you park them down the street, and it will also grant the roofers easier access to your driveway and home. Mowed grass will help during the cleanup process, so taking care of that before construction begins is a good idea. Preparing the Inside of Your Home Although the work won’t be done on the inside of your home, all the pounding and work being done on your roof can shake things loose. Cover furniture, clothing, bedding, and belongings to protect them from dust that might be shaken from the ceiling. Remove breakables like light fixtures, china, mirrors, and wall art and place them somewhere safe, perhaps wrapping them for protection. Your Home as a Work Site For a few days, your home will turn into a construction site. Experienced professionals will ensure that your roof replacement in Johns Creek will still be a positive experience without too much headache, but there will be quite a bit of noise and upheaval during the installation process. Plan for a few days where you can be flexible with noisier times, and consider how much of that noise you want to be around for. If it will bother or disrupt you, you can plan on being elsewhere for the day. Find somewhere else you can work, take the kids and spend the day away, and take pets with you if they will be scared of the noisy process. Always be sure to communicate your needs and questions when scheduling the process, as well as keeping that open communication along the way. Having your needs met is about more than just getting a great new roof, so be clear about what you need and want at all times.