If you’re responsibly at home doing self-quarantine in your Calgary AB home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, then you have all the time in the world to learn new skills. Thankfully, many online universities and educational institutions have made their archive of online classes available for people who are stuck at home with not much to do to prevent the spread of the virus.
As Calgary AB roofers, we’d see this as a time to improve our skills by mending a few things on our roof. On your end, it’s great to have knowledge about basic roof repair, maintenance, and even cleaning. If you’re pondering whether to learn new roofing skills during your self-quarantine period, it’s truly a great and opportune time to do so.
However, if you’d ever use one of these two knowledgeable websites about two different practices, do not expect your work to be efficient even if you’ve practiced every single day during the quarantine. Every situation is different — and while you’re seeing positive effects, don’t be discouraged if you can’t resolve problems you find in the future.
Proclean Power Washing has a great guide on residential roof cleaning below:
Regular roof cleaning preserves the life of a roof’s shingles and tiles, removing damaging algae, grit, grime, moss, and soot, and restoring the color of the roof as well. Roof washing is especially vital for homes in tropical areas or those located near any large beachfront or waterfront property, as sand and grit from a nearby beach can settle into the nooks and crannies of a roof, causing severe damage.
Here are five things every homeowner should know about residential roof washing:
- Roof washing is not a DIY job but takes skill and know-how.
- Older roofs are best cleaned with a soft wash system.
- Moss and algae are not just unsightly but cause severe damage to shingles.
- Debris does not need to be visible from the ground to be severe enough to damage to your roof.
Roof power washing is not an overpriced service, but a valuable investment in the condition of your home.
To ensure you are doing everything possible to protect your home’s appearance and condition, note five things you need to know about residential roof cleaning in Sarasota and beyond, as well as some general but vital information about power washing your home’s exterior overall. Be sure to discuss this information with professional roof cleaning contractors, so you know how to best care for your house and all the exterior surfaces of your property. (Continued)
Next, Kingdom Roofing has an amazing guide about attic inspection. The highest room in your house plays a big role in keeping out leaks and preventing water damages in your home. Read more about aiding your attic during its time of need below:
Why is an Attic Inspection Necessary?
If at all possible, a roofing professional will request access to your attic when assessing your roof. There are several key areas of information which can be gleaned from taking a look underneath the exterior.
Check the Insulation
The attic is one part of the house in which the insulation can be clearly seen. Not only does having the proper amount of insulation help you to keep your home cooler during the hot summer months, but looking at the insulation’s condition can give us clues as to any water intrusion which may be taking place. If your insulation is matted down, compressed and/or damp, there is a very good chance that water is leaking in from somewhere. While you may not see any visual deterioration and damage on the exterior, wet insulation will necessitate further investigation into where the leak is occurring.
Evaluate the Ventilation
One of the more critical aspects of roof construction is how well the attic space under the roof is ventilated. Household moisture often makes its way up into the attic, and in the Venice area, the attic is also likely to be very hot. A well ventilated attic will work to release some of that heat and moisture – which will help with energy efficiency and a less-stressed air conditioner. (Continued)
Always remember that No Payne Roofing, Calgary AB’s professional and most dependable roofers, are here to help you with all your roofing needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.