How To Get Your Home Ready For Roof Replacement

Helpful Steps to Get Ready to Replace Your Roof

Deciding to replace your roof takes a lot of time and consideration. Once you’ve made this important decision, you’ll probably be wondering what to expect and what you need to do to get ready.

Keep in mind that during roof installation your home will become a construction site. It’s highly likely that people will be present on, around and inside of your home.

Roofing Contractors Northern VAPrepare Outside Areas

Before installation begins, you will need to prepare the outside of your home. Move all obstacles such as vehicles, outdoor furniture, toys and garbage bins. This helps protect your property and provides clear access to the working space.

It’s a good idea to cover your outdoor air conditioning unit. This helps prevent debris from falling inside and damaging the system. Turn off your thermostat and unplug the unit until your roof replacement is complete and you have uncovered the system.


Roof replacement creates a lot of waste. Roofing companies typically use rollaway dumpsters or dump trucks to collect this waste. If at all possible, clear space for these receptacles on your driveway, close to your home. This reduces the amount of work required to move waste and prevents debris from being dropped between your house and the street.

Provide Access to Your Attic

The roofing company might require access to your attic. Make sure that you clear the area and that your attic is free from clutter. If you have pets, keep them far away from all work areas.

Fragile Items

Replacing your roof can cause a lot of vibrations inside your home. Consider removing fragile items such as mirrors and picture frames from your walls. You might want to cover your furnishings as well.

Style Roofing, Inc. has been providing quality roof replacement services in Northern Virginia since 1992. We understand that this process might seem overwhelming at first. We will work with you to ensure that you are well informed throughout every step. We are committed to providing service that exceeds your expectations. Please contact us if you have questions about roof replacement in Northern Virginia.

We are a family owned and operated business and our trade has been passed down through three generations. We learned early on a commitment to quality and offer your services to the local community at fair price.  This is the cornerstone of our success. Style Roofing’s owner, Bill Rafferty, is involved in every phase of your project.