The lifespan of a roof depends on many factors, including what materials were used with the roof, how well-maintained the roof is and more. A typical asphalt shingle roof may last up to 30 years or longer, so most homeowners will need to replace a roof at some point during their time as homeowners. If you have never replaced a roof before, it is important to know what to expect so that you can better protect your home, your belongings and your loved ones during the installation process.
Securing the Interior of Your Home
During the installation process, your home will be rocked by tremendous vibrations from the hammers and other tools for up to a day or even longer in some cases. The vibrations can cause the walls and ceiling to shake, and this can cause items suspended from the ceiling or hanging on the wall to shake and even to fall or break. With this in mind, everything that is on the walls, near the walls or hanging from the ceiling should be protected or secured. This may include your picture frames, breakable objects on shelves, hanging plants and other items.
Protecting the Exterior of Your Home
Additional care should be taken to secure the exterior of the home. You may have hanging items on or near the exterior of your home as well, and these should be secured. In addition, any items near the perimeter of your home should be moved away to protect them from damage, and this includes cars parked in the driveway. A final point to consider is trees that are located close to the roofline. They should be trimmed back before the roof installation process begins so that workers have clear and easy access to the roof and to protect the new roof from damage.
Securing your home from damage during a roof installation project is easy to do, but many homeowners overlook these critical steps. These steps will help you to protect your home and belongings from damage.