Before and After Renovations - How to Prep and Maintain Your Investment!

September 12, 2023

Home renovations are a significant investment in terms of time, money, and emotional energy. That's why it's essential to be well-prepared before the work begins and know how to maintain your home afterward. At Tredegar Construction, your trusted Class A contractor in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area, we offer a range of services from roofing and siding to insulation and gutter installation. Here's a handy guide on what you need to do before and after any renovation work on your home. 

Homeowner Prep Before Work Begins


Cut Grass: Helps with nail pickup during and after installation.

Move Items Away from the House: To prevent any damage.

Move Cars to the Street: This makes room for the work crew, dump trailer, and material delivery.

Cover Items Stored in the Attic: Protect your belongings from dust and debris.

Plan for Pets: Ensure they are safe and their messes are picked up.

Plan for Loud Noise: Roofing can be a noisy affair.

Tarp Beneath Skylights if Being Replaced: To catch any falling debris.

Remove Pictures and Items Hanging from Interior Walls: Vibrations can cause them to fall.

Satellite Service Interruption: Be prepared for this.

Plan for Inoperable Vehicles to be Moved: So they don't hinder the work.

TPO or EPDM Membrane Off-Gassing: If necessary, planto open windows.

You Don't Have to be Home: We'll take care of everything.


Cut Grass: Helps with nail pickup.

Move Items and Cars Away: Similar to roofing.

Trim Bushes Away from the House: Provides easier access for workers.

Plan for Pets and Noise: As with roofing.

Remove Pictures, Hanging Lights, and Inactive Cables:To prepare for the work.

You Don't Have to be Home: Our professionals will handle it all.


Plan for Pets:  Ensure they are safe and the crew can work efficiently.

Move Cars and Items Away: Clear the work area.

You Don't Have to be Home: We can manage without your presence.


Plan for Pets: Ensure they are safe and the crew can work efficiently.

Move Cars: Keep the driveway clear.

Remove Items from Attic/Crawl Space: Allows the crew to access the entire space.

If Spray Foam, Plan Not to be Home: And stay out for at least 24 hours.

Plan for Inoperable Vehicles to be Moved: Don't let them be an obstacle.

After Installation

Roofing & Siding:

Magnetic Nail Pickup: We'll make sure to pick up all nails.

Temporary Brown Patches on Grass: These may occur butwill resolve over time.

Lumpy Shingles: They will relax and settle over time.

Granule Loss: Normal with the first several rains.

Extra Materials: We order extra at no charge and pick them up after the job.


Check Dehumidifier Regularly: Ensure it's functioning correctly for optimal insulation benefits.

Preparing your home for renovation work can make the entire process go more smoothly. Plus, knowing what to expect afterward can help you maintain your investment for years to come. At Tredegar Construction, we aim to make the process as hassle-free as possible. For more information or to schedule a consultation, don't hesitate to contact us today!

Ready for your next home renovation project? Contact Tredegar Construction, your trusted Class A contractor in Greater Richmond,Virginia!

Our service areas: Tredegar Construction installs Windows, Siding, Roofing, Gutters, and does crawl space and attic encapsulation as well as installs insulation in the Richmond, Virginia metro area and surrounding counties of Ashland, Charles City County, Chester, Chesterfield County, City of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Hopewell, King William County, New Kent County, Petersburg, Powhatan County and more! We also serve Midlothian, Short Pump, Petersburg, Bon Air,Mechanicsville, Manchester, Tuckahoe, Near West End, Manakin Sabot, Varina,Powhatan, Oilville, Ashland, Colonial Heights, Fort Lee, Museum District, Church Hill, Fan District, Bon Air, Forest Hill, Bellevue, Northside, Ginter Park, Moseley, Glen Allen, Atlee, Laurel, Rockville, Doswell, and more. Don't see your area listed? Reach out! We may serve you!

Ready to get to work? Great! So are we!
Tredegar Construction is a top rated roofer in the Richmond VA metro area