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3 Important Steps to Prepare for a Roofing Replacement April 22, 2019

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3 Important Steps to Prepare for a Roofing Replacement, Cincinnati, Ohio

If your home’s roof is old or damaged, you may need to have a professional roofing company replace it. To ensure your roofing replacement goes as quickly and seamlessly as possible, here are some things you can do to prepare your home beforehand.

How to Get Ready for Roofing Replacement

1. Clear the Exterior

As roofers work, shingles, nails, and underlayment may fall into your yard. Professionals will lay tarps and aim debris directly into a dumpster, but some pieces may make it past these precautions. Protect your property from unintentional damage by moving vehicles, patio furniture, and potted plants away from your home or to a covered area.

2. Protect Your Atticroofing replacement

The interior of your top floor may also be vulnerable during the roofing replacement process. Remove any breakable or sentimental items from your attic and store them in the basement or bottom floor instead. Tearing out old shingles and underlayment can lead to plenty of dust, so cover the rest of your belongings with tarps, sheets, or other dust covers.

3. Remove Breakable Items

Throughout the rest of your home, vibrations from hammers and roofing tools can cause minimal shaking, which can damage fragile items. To avoid this, take down mirrors and delicate frames from your walls, and remove delicate belongings from wall-mounted shelving units. Items away from walls are safer, but you may want to wrap and store anything else that’s particularly valuable or irreplaceable.

 

If your home needs roofing replacement, contact Ford & Son Roofing in Cincinnati, OH. Serving the tri-state area since 1945, this local roofing company offers everything from roof repair and replacement to chimney flashing and gutter guard installation. The family-owned and -operated company provides cost-effective solutions and complete service, including full property cleanup after every job. Request an estimate online or call (513) 231-1600 to speak with a team member.

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