How to Protect Your Home During a Roof Installation

Avoid Damage to Your Property and Your Possessions

Getting a new roof is something that can’t be avoided. It’s an essential part of your home, and whether it’s old and worn out or damaged, the longer you wait to replace your roof, the more vulnerable you are to leaks, structural damages, and more. However, installing a new roof isn’t exactly a simple task. All that hammering and walking around that happens on your roof during installation can cause dust and debris to scatter around your property, making a mess and damaging your possessions, furniture, and landscaping.

We’ve installed quite a few roofs in our day, and our team understands just how vulnerable your property can get during an installation. Thankfully, we also know the best ways to stay protected. Check out the tips and tricks below to minimize damages to your home while you’re replacing or installing your roof!

Before the Installation:

  • Your yard and garden should be cleared of light fixtures, furniture, and other obstructions, including small items like potted plants and windchimes
  • Don’t park your vehicles in your garage or your driveway, where they’re vulnerable to falling debris and dust
  • Valuable or easily damaged items should be removed from the rooms closest to your roof, such as the attic or garage, and placed in safer locations
  • Plants and trees should be covered by tarps or netting, or marked with ribbons to alert roofers
  • The locations of all sprinklers and water features should clearly marked and your roofers should be notified of their existence
  • Mow your lawn to make debris or dropped shingles easier to spot
  • Double-check that all nearby electrical outlets are functional and accessible so that your roofers can use them if needed
  • The gate should be left open for the roofers

During the Installation:

  • Keep cabinets secured through the hammering so that the items inside don’t fall out and break
  • Your doors, windows, and cupboards should all be closed and secured, with important items covered to prevent dust from accumulating
  • Wall decorations should be removed – all that hammering can shake things up and cause them to fall down

Keep Your Loved Ones Safe and Comfortable

Protecting your home during a roofing installation is about more than just protecting your possessions, it’s about protecting your family. Aside from the discomfort and inconvenience, there’s a real safety hazard involved in replacing your roof. Use the advice below to make sure you stay safe while your new roof is being installed.

Make Sure Your Family is Prepared:

  • Your family members and neighbors know when the installation will be happening and are adequately prepared
  • Keep children inside and away from debris
  • Arrange alternate sleeping arrangements for any light sleepers in your home
  • Keep an eye on your indoor air quality – too much dust in the air can be harmful
  • Keep pets inside and calm

Remember to Communicate with Your Roofer

If you have any questions or concerns, make sure you ask your roofer! We’re trained and licensed professionals who are dedicated to making your home a safer place. If you want to know more about the installation process, have concerns about a particular landscaping feature or indoor installation, or just want to know how long this will take, we’ll provide you with all the information you need.

It’s also just as important to make sure your roofers know everything they need to know. Remember, we’re here to help you – if we have questions, or if we ask for certain precautions to be taken, it will benefit you in the long-term.

Interested in learning more? Call Divine Roofing, Inc. at (719) 497-1005 with all of your installation questions!
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