How To Prepare For A Roof Replacement

G. Fedale Crew members replacing a roof

That familiar Boy Scout credo, “Be Prepared” holds a lot of weight when it comes to roof replacement. Be prepared – as a roofing job will be noisy and, it will be messy. Be prepared for the possibility of a project delay. Your sales team will keep you up-to-date, but realize that there are many variables including weather and material supply availability. That said, if it’s a G. Fedale installed roof, the end result will be well worth any inconveniences. We know this is a big expense for you, the homeowner, so we’ve identified some important preparatory to-dos that will make the job run more smoothly. 

Think outside your box 

Yes, the project at hand is the roof over your head. But your surroundings, including personal property, will need some oversight. Our crew will arrive early, usually between 7 and 8 a.m. Prearrange with a neighbor for permission to park your cars in front of their home. We’ll need driveway space for our work trucks, and for a commercial dumpster too. Patio furniture, grills, and other outdoor accessories near the home will need to be moved. We’ll protect landscaping with tarps and plywood. We’ll get creative with amenities like hot-tubs or high-end decking to provide an additional layer of protection. Let your sales consultant know about anything of sentimental value, like an heirloom rosebush for example – we’ll make specific notes regarding extra protection.  

Is that the sky that’s falling? 

If you work from home, this may be the opportunity to investigate offsite workspace. Likewise, pets that are sensitive to loud noises may need daytime boarding. If your home has two full stories and an attic, vibration shouldn’t be a concern for wall-art. But dust and debris aren’t uncommon in attics or crawlspaces during an install. Consider covering stored goods and furnishings in these out-of-the-way reaches of your home.  

Stay Safe 

“It may look like a warzone,” explains Jesse Feasel, a production manager here at G. Fedale. Take caution during the project when it comes to entering or exiting your home. Do know, however, that our zero-nail policy will assure a thorough cleanup upon completion of your new roof. The typical roofing job should take just a day or two to complete. Dumpster removal, excess material removal, and a final inspection will take place once the project wraps up.