What to Expect During a Roof Installation | Tacoma Professional Roofers

Blog | April 15th, 2018

Replacing your roof can be one of the best investments that you make this year. Not only can it enhance your home’s appearance and value, it can improve the overall safety of your home. However, replacing your roof is a significant project. It requires our team at Acme Roofing to come out to your home and temporarily change your lifestyle.

While one of our experienced roofing experts will be there to answer any questions that you may have, it’s important to understand what to expect during your new roof install.

Tacoma roofer working on a roof

Prep the Outside of Your House

Since you’re getting a new roof, it’s obvious that our roofers are going to need access to it for several days. While our skilled team will work as neatly as possible, tearing off the old roof and installing a new one does take up a lot of space around your home.

In order to protect outdoor items, it’s important to clear driveways and sidewalks before our crew arrives. Move any vehicles, toys and other items away from the driveway. If you have any patio furniture, you should move those items into the garage or cover them with a tarp. This will ensure that these items will be safe from any falling debris or dust from the job.

Get Your Attic Ready

While the attic may be your primary storage space, consider moving any valuable items that you typically store in the attic to a safe spot until the job is complete. It’s important to understand that there are gaps between the boards in your attic. During the roof install, shingles, tar paper, nails and everything that was on your roof can fall onto your insulation and into your attic.

We recommend putting down a drop cloth for an easy cleanup. If you have any items are too heavy to move, cover them with a drop cloth or sheet in order to protect them from any shingle debris.

Make Arrangements for Children & Pets

The construction during a roof tear-off and install can be quite noisy. Roofers are using construction equipment, hammering in shingles and using any tools necessary. Roof sounds carry very easily and the loudness of the job typically can upset pets and small children.

You might consider making arrangements for any animals and children to stay with a relative or friend. If you are worried about the noise bothering you throughout the day, take the family and have a day trip. By the time you get back, our workers will be gone.

Be a Good Neighbor

Chances are, your neighbors may also be affected by this job. The noise may carry to their homes, especially if you live right next door to another home. Before our roofing team at Acme Roofing gets started, it’s always a good idea to give your neighbors a heads-up about the install. A small courtesy can go a long way.

Contact Tacoma’s Acme Roofing to Schedule a Free Estimate

Your roof plays a major role in the protection of your home against the elements. For Tacoma homeowners, the lifespan of an average roof is around 20-25 years. This means that you don’t want to wait too long to replace your old roof. Make sure that your new roof is installed properly by the right Puget Sound contractors here at Acme Roofing. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate with one of our roofing experts. During the consultation, we’ll perform a thorough inspection to determine the quality of your existing roof.

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