New Roof Prep: A Step-by-Step Guide

At Advantage Remodeling and Roofing, we understand the importance of thorough preparation before installing a new roof. Proper preparation not only ensures a smoother installation process but also protects your property and minimizes potential disruptions. Here are detailed steps to prepare for your new roof installation.

Pre-Installation Preparation

Clear Your Yard and Garden

  • Remove Obstructions: Ensure your yard is free of light fixtures, furniture, potted plants, wind chimes, and other obstructions.
  • Protect Plants and Trees: Cover plants and trees with tarps or netting and mark them with ribbons to alert roofers.
  • Mark Water Features: Clearly mark the locations of sprinklers and water features and inform your roofers about them.

Prepare Your Home

  • Mow the Lawn: Mowing the lawn helps in spotting debris and dropped shingles easily.
  • Close and Secure: Make sure all doors, windows, and cupboards are closed and secured. Cover important items or move them from vulnerable locations.
  • Remove Wall Decorations: Take down wall decorations to prevent them from falling due to the vibrations caused by hammering.

Inform Your Family and Neighbors

  • Communication: Inform your family members and neighbors about the installation schedule.
  • Open Access: Ensure the gate is open for the roofers.

Living with Long Installations

Safety and Comfort

  • Keep Children Away: Ensure children stay away from debris during the installation.
  • Arrange Sleeping Plans: Arrange alternate sleeping arrangements for light sleepers.
  • Secure Cabinets: Keep cabinets secured to prevent items from falling out.
  • Calm Pets: Keep pets inside and calm to avoid distress from noise and activity.
  • Listen to Roofers: Follow any instructions provided by your roofers to ensure safety and efficiency.


Preparing for a new roof installation involves several steps to ensure the safety of your property and the efficiency of the installation process. By following these guidelines, you can help create a smoother experience and enjoy your new roof with minimal stress. For expert advice and top-quality roofing services, contact Advantage Remodeling and Roofing.For more information on trees and your roof, click here.

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