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October 19, 2018


Roof Maintenance


Tips to Ready your Home for Roof Repair

Once you’ve decided that it’s time for some roof repairs, there are a number of things that you can do as the homeowner to make the process as easy for you and the roofing team as possible. Here are some quick tips to help prepare for the job.

Make Accessing Your Roof as Easy as Possible

It goes without saying that the roofing team will need to be able to access your roof. To make sure they can get up and down the roof safely and efficiently, make sure there are easy access points by moving vehicles off of your driveway if possible and clearing items from the perimeter of your home. This will help the job run smoothly and more time efficient.

Remove Loose Items from Walls

Hammering on the roof causes vibrations substantial enough to cause loose wall items to fall and potentially break. To prepare for the repairs, consider taking down wall items such as hanging mirrors or picture frames to ensure they can’t fall during the process. If you have any glass sconces on light fixtures on upper floors, it’s a good idea to remove them before the job as well.

Prepare the Outside of Your Home

To prevent falling debris from damaging any part of your property, keep your driveway and area surrounding your home as clear as possible. As outlined in the first tip, a clear space also gives roofers space to access the roof, as well as store materials and place the dumpster. Taking the time to move any decorative pieces and outdoor furniture on your front lawn not only means more accessible space for the roofers but prevents any objects from being broken as well. You can also cover things such as flowerbeds with plastic or tarps to keep them clean from any falling debris and dust. Here at Turnbull, we always do a thorough clean up after the job is done, but a little extra protection from dust is never a bad idea!