Preparing for Your Roof Repair Project: 6 Useful Tips

A roof repair or replacement is a big job that involves a lot of mess and noise. Tools and refuse need to come off, and supplies need to be accessible for our workers to get everything done exactly right. Here are a few things you can do to prepare once you’ve decided you need your roof repaired.


Take Care of Pets

Roofing jobs create noise, no matter how efficient and professional your contractors are. Pets are often distressed by loud bangs and constant construction. One thing you can do is make sure your pets are taken care of so they aren’t bothered by your contractors.

If you have a basement or a quiet place, make sure your pets are comfortable and out of the way there. Or, arrange for friends or family to watch them. Our contractors love pets, but we’d prefer they stay safe and secure, so they don’t get in the way.


Ensure Access

Contractors need quick and easy access to your roof. Make sure workers have driveway access so they can load and unload materials as necessary. Move your cars from the driveway so our boom trucks can come and go quickly, which saves our time and your money.

Consult with your contractor before the job begins to determine if they need you to move lawn furniture or decorations.


Notify the Neighbors

Most roofing projects are efficient and quick when done by professional contractors like Home Genius Exteriors, but they still make noise, and the job can last several days. It’s a good practice to notify your neighbors of the roofing job so they can plan for their pets and other possible disruptions during the project.


Wrap Up Other Projects

Professional roofing projects generate waste from replacing tiles and old drip caps. Our workers clean the work site during and after each job, and they’ll leave your property clean and in good shape, but you should do lawn work or landscaping before the contractors start on a project, so yard maintenance doesn’t conflict with the work.


Secure Wall Art

Secure any wall hangings in your home. Regular vibrations caused by construction, such as banging or hammering shingles, can cause things to fall or move around. If you don’t want damage to family pictures or decorations, remove them from the walls before work begins.


Check Your Outlets

Finally, one of the best things you can do to prepare for a roofing job is to make sure your contractors have easy access to power outlets. Contracting work requires power to operate most of the equipment. Easy access to outlets helps your contractors complete the project efficiently.


These are a few tips to help you make your roofing job go as smoothly as possible. Our professional installers at Home Genius Exteriors have years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers. If you have questions about how to make sure your project goes flawlessly, ask us.

Customer Reviews


“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.