Are you considering a tear-off roof replacement for your Buffalo home this summer? Before your roofing project gets underway, it’s important to understand what’s involved in the tear-off process so you know what to expect. Whether you’re replacing your roof due to damage or simply because your existing roof has exceeded its lifespan, a tear-off roof replacement is a major project.

Here’s what you need to know:

Prepare your property and protect your belongings

Prior to the first day of roofing work, it’s critical to protect your property and belongings. This involves fully clearing the outdoor space around your home, including moving all furniture, equipment, vehicles, tools, grills, and other items that may get damaged from falling shingles and debris. Storing all objects safely away from the construction site will ensure nothing on your property gets damaged throughout the roofing process.

Make any necessary arrangements

Roofing replacement projects can be very noisy and disruptive. Prior to your roofing installation, it’s recommended to make sure your family understands what’s involved (especially those who work from home) and make any necessary arrangements during the duration of the roof replacement. Additionally, due to the high noise level, you may want to arrange for any young children or pets to stay at a friend or family member’s home until project completion.

Ask about the duration of the replacement

All tear-off roof replacements can vary in duration, based on size and scope of the project. It’s important to ask your contractor approximately how long your replacement will take. In general, you should prepare for at least one week. If you have a very large home, the replacement will likely take longer. Always discuss the project in detail with your roofing company so you know what to expect and can plan accordingly.

As you prepare for the tear-off roofing replacement on your Buffalo home, following the tips above will ensure you keep your property and family safe throughout the duration of the roofing process. Above all, always be sure to check with your roofing installation contractor if you have any questions. If you’re looking for a qualified and insured roofing company to perform a tear-off roof replacement, get in touch with AVA Roofing, Western New York’s premiere roofing company.