When homeowners are about to have a roofing replacement completed on their house or business, there will be a lot of questions. The biggest question might probably be “What should I expect when having a roof replacement?”

Here are some of the most common things one should expect, and prepare for:

keep driveway clear.jpgClear the Driveway

Trucks will be coming every now and then to bring in the material to complete the project, so it’s important to not block the driveway. Trucks will also be coming to collect trash and old debris removed from the project. Parking your cars and other vehicles somewhere safe and away from the house, will greatly help.

preparing-your-home-for-sale-3Prepare your house

Preparing your house will not only make it more convenient for your hiring a roofing contractor, but it will also help minimize, accidents and unwanted damages to your belongings. Here are some of the things you need to do:

(1) Remove anything around your house that you do not want to get damaged. Our roofers do practice precautionary measures, but falling debris may still be common, especially for very steep roofs.

(2) Take down hung items like picture frames and/or any collectibles that can fall over due to vibration.

(3) Trim your lawn so that fallen nails can easily be spotted. Although we will run your lawn with magnetic roller to pick up nails, a trimmed lawn makes the process a lot easier.

(4) Kids and pets should be kept away from the work area.


This is a construction project, so there will be a lot of hammering and banging throughout the process. Several materials will have to be removed, and tons then installed. It’s a very noisy and messy business. Some owners choose to leave the premises during the construction, and don’t forget to notify your neighbors as well.

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Roofing contractors will not work during a rainy day. Aside the interior damage that can be caused there is also the safety of the crew to consider.


These are just a couple of the things one should expect and prepare when their having a roof replacement completed. Be sure to ask your roofing contractor for more details. If you are still searching for one, Dependable Construction & Remodeling is one of the best in the area. Give us a call today 937.318.9572.

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