Roof installation is a significant project. It can cause your daily routine to be disrupted, and you may need to make other arrangements for young children or pets to be at a family member’s house temporarily while all the noisy and dusty work takes place. 

You can also make some other crucial preparations for your home before the roofers arrive to make the process smoother and safer. Keep reading to learn how you should prepare for your upcoming roof installation in Boynton Beach.

How Should I Prepare for My Upcoming Roof Installation?

Clear the Attic

If you have an attic filled with belongings, you will need to temporarily relocate them while your roof is being worked on. Removing anything from the attic will give our roofers more room to move around as needed while keeping your belongings safe from any potential damage that could occur during the process. If the items are too big to move, throw a protective covering over them as a precaution. 

We will always try to keep debris and dust to a minimum but there’s no denying that roof installation is an inevitably dusty project.

Clean up the Yard

Getting to the roof requires ladders and other equipment. A cluttered yard makes it more hazardous for our roofers and makes it harder for them to move around with all the materials and equipment they’ll have to use. 

Cleaning up the yard will remove numerous safety hazards, save time, and keep your belongings from potentially getting damaged by falling roofing material. You should also mark any areas where you don’t want our roofers placing ladders. It also helps to mow the lawn, so any holes are visible to prevent trips and falls.

Clear the Walls

If your walls are adorned with family photos in frames, or special artwork and pieces, then you should remove them from the walls as a precaution until your roof installation is complete. Potential vibrations from equipment could cause pictures or fragile china sitting on wall-mounted shelves to fall and break.

Prepare your Family and Pets

If you have small children who are frightened by loud noises or take naps during the day, then you’ll want to make accommodations to have them stay with another family member or at a friend’s home. You can certainly expect loud noises that will disrupt any naps or frighten young children.

You should also make the same accommodations for pets, as the noise and extra people can add intense stress to them.

Warn Your Neighbors

As a courtesy to your neighbors, be sure to let them know what is going on and for how long. This allows them to make any necessary preparations before the work begins.

Clear the Roof Itself

If you happen to have any antennas or satellite dishes, removing them before the contractor arrives will allow them to get right to work with fewer delays.


Making these preparations and having your home ready before work begins will mean that the job gets done faster and safer since the process will be smoother. Being adequately prepared will save you from scrambling around to move furniture and other belongings out of the way. This will save you and your family some stress.

Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

Gustafson Roofing is a local, family-owned roofing company that has been serving the Boynton Beach, Florida area since 1948. As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in the region, Gustafson Roofing provides a full range of roofing services, from installation of new roofing systems to repairs and maintenance. They are experts in roof replacements, installing various types of roofs, including asphalt shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs. In addition to reroofing, the company offers roof leak repairs and inspection services to keep clients’ roofs protected. With over 60 years in business, Gustafson Roofing prides itself on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.