If your roof has about reached its last legs, getting a roof replacement might be on your to-do list. But while most people won’t take on this type of project on their own, there still are things that you can and should do to prepare for this type of construction project to take place.
To help you in figuring this out, here are three ways to prepare for getting your roof replaced.
See If Your Insurance Will Cover It
While most roofs can last for decades if properly maintained, when the time comes to replace your roof, it can be pretty expensive. So to help you offset the costs a bit, you should look into if your homeowners insurance will cover any of the costs associated with getting a new roof.
Generally, if your roof is needing to be replaced because of some type of damage that was sustained to it, like a fire or other accident or act of nature, your homeowners insurance should cover at least part of the cost, if not all of the cost, for the roof replacement. But if you’re just needing to replace the roof because it’s old and has gone through basic wear and tear, you’re likely on your own to foot the bill. That being said, there’s no harm in asking if there can be any assistance with the cost through your homeowners insurance.
Protect The Rest Of Your Home
When the date is set for your roof to get replaced, one thing you can do is to protect the rest of your home and property from any damage that might come as a result of the construction taking place on the roof.
To best do this, you’ll want to do things like board up your windows and move anything out of your attic that you don’t want to take the chance of getting damaged. You may also want to remove anything from your interior walls that might fall down during the process. And to ensure that the workers and the rest of your belongings stay safe, try to remove anything outside away from your home, like your cars or patio furniture.
Expect Some Noise
While you can stay in your home when the roof is actively being replaced, it’s good to know that the project of a roof replacement can get pretty noisy. With the roofers tearing off your old roof and nailing a new one down, you should expect to hear some stomping, banging, and pounding during the process. So if you’re sensitive to noise or just don’t want to hear these disturbances all day, you may want to plan to be out of the house while the work is taking place.
If you’re going to be having your roof replaced soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare yourself and your home for this project.