When it comes time to replace your existing roof, it’s important to make sure that you properly prepare your home and property.
An asphalt roof can last for 20 years or more, so getting your roof replaced is not something that most homeowners have to deal with every day. In fact, many homeowners have never had to go through the roof replacement process before, and therefore, they do not know what to expect. In order to keep your property, your home and your family safe, there are a few steps you should take to get prepared for roof replacement. In our last blog, we went over a few tips to help you prepare for roof replacement. Here are a few more.
#6. Cut the grass and trim the trees.
What does landscaping have to do with your new roof, you may ask? If any trees in your yard are hanging over your roof, they will need to be trimmed before your contractors can start the replacement process. Additionally, once the project is complete, your roofers will use specialized tools in order to remove nails and other debris that may have fallen during the replacement process. If your grass is too long, it can make it impossible to find all of the tools or materials that may have fallen. It’s also smart to cover any flower beds or custom landscaping features you have with a tarp.
#7. Remove any objects from your yard.
Anything you have in your yard, including patio furniture, toys, lawn ornaments, grills and potted plants, needs to be moved to a safe location before your roofers get to work. Falling debris can damage anything that you leave in your yard. Plus, if you have too much stuff around, it can limit your roofers’ access to the tools and materials they need to replace your roof.
#8. Get any satellite dishes or antennas removed.
Any object on your roof is going to be in the way, and it’s important to make sure that your roof is clear of any obstructions. If you have any antennas or satellite dishes on your roof, you’ll need to call your cable or satellite provider to have them removed. In most cases, if an antenna or satellite dish is no longer in use or working, your contractor can remove it for you. However, it’s important to discuss the issue before your roofers arrive.
#9. Locate your home’s exterior power outlets.
Your roofer is going to need to use your home’s power outlets in order to get the job done. Before your roofer comes, take some time to locate all of your home’s exterior outlets so that you can direct your roofers to them. If you don’t have exterior power outlets, garage outlets could also work, but this is not as ideal because you’ll likely need to keep the garage door open.
#10. Talk to your roofing contractors.
Out of all of the tips we’ve gone over, the most important advice we can give to any homeowner getting ready to have a new roof installed on their home is to talk to your roofing contractor about what you need to do to prepare your home and property for your new roof. The better prepared you are, the smoother and easier the entire process will be, so it’s always smart to have a conversation with your roofer about any necessary preparations.
Are you due for roof replacement in Edmonton?
Now that you know how to get prepared for roof replacement, it’s time to find the right company for the job! At Sargeant’s Roofing, we are proud to provide high-quality roofing services at a competitive price. Contact us today about your new roof!