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Is It Time For A New Roof? How to Prepare For A Roof Replacement.

Is It Time For A New Roof? How to Prepare For A Roof Replacement.

Getting a new roof is great for your house because it will mean better protection against Calgary winters and increased value to your home. The company that installs  your new roof will have to dismantle your old roof and this will involve a lot of falling shingles and other debris. Although workers will be throwing all of these materials into a dumpster they bring, it is possible that some of the falling debris will end up on your deck, lawn, or other fixtures of your yard.

Of course the roofers try to be careful not to damage your possessions and property, but clearing your property and preparing your home and yard before the crews arrive will make it safer and more protected. Here are some ways to prepare your yard, house, and family for a roof replacement.

How To Prepare Before The Roof Repair Begins

  • Clear Vehicles From The Driveway. The roofing team will need space for everything they bring with them, including vehicles, supplies, and a large garbage bin. Making space the night before will make it easier for you and the workers. If you don’t move your vehicle the night before they come, your vehicle may get boxed in.
  • Move Patio Furniture Or Outdoor Toys. Doing this will serve two purposes: it will protect these items from falling debris and it will remove obstacles from the path of the workers. The more time the workers spend moving furniture out of the way, the less time they can be on the roof working in the day, so try to streamline the process by doing this ahead of time.
  • Mark Any Hidden Features. In-ground sprinklers, ponds, fountains, or anything that can’t be moved and that might get in the way or be a tripping hazard should be marked so they’re easily noticed.
  • Protect The Plants. Plants are delicate enough that any falling debris could be the end of them. Since you can’t move your garden out of the way, try to cover it with netting or a tarp. If you have any delicate trees, you can mark them with orange tape. If there are plants that you’re worried will get damaged, point them out to the project manager so they know to give them an extra wide berth..
  • Cut The Grass. The roofers will search for debris after they’re done, but it’s much easier to do this in short grass. If you don’t want to find pieces of shingle and roofing nails in your yard, make their search process easier.
  • Keep Pets Indoors Or At Another Location. For the convenience and safety of the roofers and your animals, keep your pets indoors. Pets can be a tripping hazard and no one wants them picking up roof debris in their mouths. Keeping pets inside will ensure this won’t happen, but that may not be enough. Roofing installation makes a lot of noises and your pets may get scared or feel threatened by all of the strangers in their territory. It might be easier on their nerves to stay elsewhere while the roofing is underway.
  • Remove Wall Decor. The work on your roof will create movement in the walls that might shake hanging items. If the items are breakable, heavy, or on the top floors, remove them to avoid any damage.
  • Protect The Attic And Garage From Dust. These locations that are most likely to have dust and shingle granules fall through as they are closest to the roof and because they may not be as insulated as the rest of the house, particularly the garage. People often store valuable objects in these locations, so make sure you clear those out or at least cover them so they don’t get dirty or scratched.
  • Tell Your Kids About The Project. The house will be loud while the roofers work, so make sure to warn your kids and if you have an infant, you may want to have them stay with a grandparent so they can get some sleep during the day. Older kids might also want to go elsewhere, especially if they’re trying to do homework and the noise distracts them.

Call Asonic Roofing For All Your Calgary Roofing Installation Needs

If you are looking for a professional roofing company that does quality, durable work, call Asonic Roofing at 1-403-462-2808. Our Calgary company employs contractors with years of experience and we provide industry leading-solutions to exceed your expectations! Your roofing installation shouldn’t be a stressful process, so let the team here at Asonic Roofing in Calgary take care of all your residential roofing needs. Contact us to set up a free consultation for roof assessment and quotes.

FAQ

Q: Will getting a roof installation mean there is debris all over my yard?
A: Not at all. Some debris might fall down during the process, but the roofers at Asonic Roofing clean up after they’re done and they check your yard and other areas for debris.

Q: How long do roofs last?
A: Depending on the material, roofs last from 20 years to 100 years or more. Asphalt roofs are the least durable, and tiled and slate roofs are the longest lasting. Metal roofs are somewhere in between.

Q: What warranty for my roof can I expect from Asonic Roofing?
A: While most roofing companies offer a standard 10 year warranty, we are preferred contractors with Owens Corning offer a 50-year non-prorated warranty on all our roof installs.

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With over 20 years of industry experience behind us, we are a leading roofing company in Calgary that understands the meaning of quality, customer service, and reliability. Whether you need us to fix a leaky roof or install a brand new front door, our free assessments, flexible payment plans, and high-quality products make it easy for you to achieve a safe and beautiful home. We are proud to serve Calgary and surrounding areas.

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We know that there are numerous roofing companies you can choose from, but we set ourselves apart by providing our clients with free and honest assessments, fair prices, quality products, and excellent warranties.

Our focus is you and we’ll never sell you anything that isn’t right for your home and family. Whether you require a total roof replacement, siding repair, or the installation of new windows and doors, our expert team will guide you through all your possible options to ensure you get exactly what you need. 

For more information about our roofing services, or to arrange a free assessment and quote, contact us today at (403) 462-2808 or complete our contact form below.

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