How To Prepare For A Roofing Project And What To Expect

Below is a list of items on how to prepare for a roofing project and what to expect when Rock’s Roofing, Inc. comes out to install a new shingle roof. Help protect your interior and exterior property with these simple steps. Getting a new roof installed can be a short disruption to your regular schedule, but we at Rock’s Roofing, Inc. work hard to to minimize the impact on you and your property when installing a new roof.

Re-roofing prepare expect

1. When shingles are delivered to your home, please check the color of material. Notify us
immediately if the color is not what you ordered.

2. Notify your mortgage and insurance companies the day your roofing job begins. This will expedite the inspection and payment process.

3. Be prepared for the noise! There will be constant hammering for the duration of the job.

4. Keep small children and pets away from the work area.

5. Remove all loose items or anything of value from wall shelves and walls: pictures, plates, figurines, etc. Hammering may create vibrations that will shake these items off shelves or walls.

6. Remove all items from around the house where roofing debris or bundles of shingles might fall: patio and pool furniture, potted plants, gardening equipment, etc. Leaves or blooms may be knocked off the plants near your home during the job. We try to protect the plants, but many times the layout of the landscape prevents us from doing so.

7. During the roofing project, dust may fall from rafters and undersides of the decking in your attic. Any clothing or items this may damage should be covered or protected.

8. We will need access to your driveway to load shingles and clean up. Please park your cars, motorcycles, boats, etc. away from the driveway.

9. Occasionally, we will use power tools to cut decking or shingles. When we do please check your power breakers to make sure they are operating correctly and have not been tripped.

10. Precautions are taken to prevent gutter damage. However, there are instances that damage to gutters is unavoidable, especially on very steep roofs or ones that are completely surrounded by gutters.

11. For each day it rains, work on your roof will be delayed. Roofers working for Rock’s Roofing Inc. are instructed not to remove more shingles than they can replace in one day, so that your roof is not exposed to inclement weather.

12. Check heater vents upon completion of your roof to make sure that they have not been
loosened in the attic. Also check the hot water heater and stove vents.

13. Nails that fall off the roof during the job will be picked up with a nail roller. We will make every effort to pick up all nails. Please be advised that a few nails, hidden in the grass or shrubbery may remain.

14. Occasionally shingles have been sealed to the sidewalls. Age, along with moisture saturation, can rot the wood. During the removal of shingles along walls, paint removal and chipping of the wood may occur.

15. When we remove two or more layers from the roof, your roofline will drop. This may be
evident along any walls. The change in appearance will be minimal and will not affect the
integrity and utility of the roof and flashing.

16. When the old roofing is removed, a tremendous amount of weight is taken off the frame of your home. This can cause slight movements of your rafters and beams. This shifting may cause small stress cracks in your ceiling along with paint popping off of nail heads.