Prep for a new roof installation

3 Tips for New Roof Installation Every Homeowner Needs to Know


If you’re getting a new roof installed, there are a few things you need to do before the installation crew arrives. Their focus will be on the job at hand, and so it is best if you take time to prepare prior to the crew’s arrival. This will help make things easier and more readily accessible with the crew being able to focus on the installation since you won’t have to worry about your home or belongings getting ruined.

Tackle the Outside

First, you’ll need to clear the outdoor area around your home. This means relocating your car somewhere out of the way, and trimming/cutting trees to lessen the chance of branches falling before, during, or after the roof installation. Also consider cutting grass. It will be easier to clean debris and discarded materials after the installation is complete. Remove any antennas and satellite dishes. This should not be done yourself. You can call your service provider and have them remove and reinstall the equipment after the installation is complete.

Clear Out the Inside

Once the area is cleared, you’ll need to prepare the inside of the home for roof replacement. This includes removing all of the furniture and decorations from the room where the new roof will be installed. You’ll also need to remove any insulation that’s in the way. Be sure to wear protective gear, such as gloves and a dust mask, to avoid getting injured during the process. Remove any wall decorations since vibrations may occur during the roof installation. This may cause items to fall from the wall. For more peace of mind, remove them and put them back up after the installation.

Keep Up Maintenance

Once the new roof is installed, you will need to take steps to keep it in good condition. One of the most important things is to keep the roof clean. This means removing any leaves or other debris that may accumulate on the roof. You should also check the roof for any signs of damage and repair them as soon as possible. Another important thing to remember is to keep the gutters clear. If the gutters are clogged, water will accumulate on the roof and can cause damage. Make sure you regularly clean out the gutters and check for any leaks. Being vigilant and proactive on your roof maintenance ensures your roof will last you a long time.


Replacing your roof can be a daunting task, but with some careful preparation, you can make the process go as smoothly as possible. Clearing the area where the new roof will be installed and preparing the exterior area are essential first steps. Be sure to remove wall-hanging items and protect your furniture in the attic since roofers will be walking on your roof and removing material. The processing of preparing before the crew arrives will ensure they can focus on the task at hand and you can have peace of mind.

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