How do you Prepare for a Roof Replacement?


There are many elements of a roof replacement – ripping, tearing, removing and hauling all take place when replacing your roof.  Williams Roofing Company’s goal is to make your roof replacement as stress-free as possible.  We are very sensitive to your need and desire to complete our work as quickly as possible, without compromising the job’s quality and positive outcome.  We have summarized ways you can help us make your replacement go as smooth and safe as possible once the shingles begin to fly.

Think about the little things.  Replacing a roof can be very loud and may disturb the sleep for everyone in the home and increase the anxiety for pets.  A work zone can be very exciting to watch, but they can be extremely dangerous and unsafe for children and pets.  Make sure you speak to your children about the areas of your home that are off-limits while undergoing the roof replacement.

Reposition your Vehicles.  During the roof replacement we want to keep your vehicles safe so moving them will be preferable.  Our roofers will need access to not just their tools, but to the debris box to load shingles and falling debris.   For that reason, we will need access to the driveway and all the premium parking spots in front of the house.

Move Outdoor Furniture and Grills.  Relocating your outdoor patio furniture, grills and potted plants is essential.  If you don’t have an area to store these items during your project, you will want to move them to an area that is a safe distance from the work zone.

Trim Trees and Shrubbery before the project begins.  In Monterey County we have numerous large, bulky trees.  Any tree branches that hang low over the roof line will need to be trimmed before the roofers can begin their work.  This will assure our roofers are safe when installing the roof.

Inform Your Neighbors About Your Upcoming Roof Replacement.  Once you have your roof replacement scheduled, let your neighbors know what they can expect.  You don’t want them to be surprised early one morning as they wake up to the sounds of hammers and nails at 8 a.m.  Advise your neighbors about the roofing project.  We know they will be appreciative.  This will give them an opportunity to prepare and make any adjustments at their home, so they are ready as well.

Lastly, it is paramount to discuss anything you would like to communicate with us during the roofing process.  Ask for any other suggestions that would make the work go smoother for our crews, and your family as well.

Remember, this short-lived inconvenience is only temporary and soon you will have a new roof you can be proud of!

Are you in need of a roof replacement?  Call the roofing company others have trusted since 1973.  Contact us at 831-758-2749 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate and roof evaluation or answer any questions you might have about the roof replacement process.