Your Roof Installation: Before, During, & After

Your New Roof Installation

Investing in a new roof is a big deal. For one, this is a project many homeowners only do once or twice in their lives. That’s why for your next roof installation, it is important to understand what to expect before, during, and after. Check out the tips below on how to make your roof installation a great experience.

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  • Choose a contractor who is experienced, reputable, and established.

  • Select your roofing shingle by considering its style, durability, cost, and the weather we experience here in Iowa

  • Get at least 3 quotes before making a decision

  • Know your budget – a new roof is a big investment, and knowing your financing options can help you choose the right company and roofing shingle


  • Clear patio furniture, grills, and toys from your yard and sidewalks to protect them from falling debris

  • Move your cars out of the driveway

  • Relocate valuable property from the attic, if they’re too big, consider tarping them

  • Roofing is loud work – consider activities away from the home during the day of installation

  • Cover your landscaping and flower beds with plastic or tarp


  • Request a follow up discussion with your roofing contractor – walk around the home and get a full description of their work

  • Verify that your roofer used a magnetic sweeper to pick up loose nails

  • Check landscaping, gutters, patios, and the driveway for other debris

  • Check gutters, roofing accessories & windows

  • Protect your new investment by making sure you have important documents in writing

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