How You Should Prepare Your Home for a Roofing Project

A residential roofing replacement project is a labor intensive task that will likely disrupt everyone’s daily routine and the layout of your home while it’s underway. With that in mind, it’s important that you take time out of your schedule to prepare your home and those who’ll be involved. That way, the project can be completed on time.

Pets and Children

One of the first things you should do in preparation for your roof replacement project is to inform your children of what will be occurring in the next few days. After all, they’ll be affected by this as well. Lay some important ground rules for your children in the meantime, and find them a designated playing spot so they don’t get in the way of your contractors.

Alternatively, you can also have them stay at a relative’s home while the project runs its course. Your pets, on the other hand, can get stressed by all the noise your contractors will make so consider keeping them in a kennel service in the meantime.


Before any roofing work starts, make sure to inform your neighbor of the project. While they may be excited about your new roof, it can get noisy, and they may have children and pets who may be disturbed by the noise. By informing them, you’ll be giving them an ample amount of time to prepare themselves.


Roof replacement is a messy job, and chances are most of the debris will fall on your yard so you should also make your preparations there. The night before your roofing contractor arrives, park your cars a safe distance away from your home so any debris won’t fall on your vehicle. Clear the yard of any patio furniture and toys as well to prevent them from being damaged. As for your plants, on the other hand, you can make arrangements with your contractor to have them covered up with a tarp before the job starts.


While the roofers may not be working from the inside of your home, the roofing job will still cause dust to fall. With that in mind, clear the attic of any valuables you may have, or protect them from dirt and dust by laying tarps or drop sheets. Another way you can prepare your home is by removing any wall decor that can fall off and break on impact.

Turn to Elite Roofing Solutions, Inc., for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of commercial roofing and roof repair services. Give us a call at (877) 354-8313, or fill out our contact form to get a free inspection. We serve homeowners throughout Texas.

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