Nobody anticipated that a quarantine period will become necessary for the country due to a viral outbreak. In turn, it has thrown off your scheduled roofing maintenance with top-notch Calgary AB roofers. While it is unintended, roofing maintenance before the quarantine period will have repaired your roof issues beforehand. Unfortunately, even roofers can’t head out to provide you with quality roofing services.

However, roofing tarps are a great way to cover a wide area of your property. These are better than DIY roof repairs. Tarps require no additional equipment. Furthermore, local roofing suppliers have specialty roofing tarps available. Alternatively, online sellers of a good reputation can provide quality tarps that will improve your property’s insulation and integrity, at least until the quarantine period is over.

DIY roof repairs can damage and leave you with an expensive problem than you estimated earlier. Additionally, you’ll need to invest amounts beyond the payment roofers will ask for labor and supplies if you decide to do DIY repairs. Lastly, you’ll have your warranty void if you persist in doing DIY roof repairs. Unless you’d like to make it a side profession, it’s better to stay away from DIY roofing and let professionals handle your roofing issues.

Tarp Hire Australia has an excellent guide on installing roofing tarp just in case you need it. Read more about it below.

How To Tarp Your Roof

A few warnings first:

  • Do not attempt to install a roof tarp during dangerous or windy weather.
  • Call for professional help if your roof has a steep pitch, because you could fall.
  • Remember that roof tarps are slippery, even when dry…so never step on one.
  • And, as with most things in life, installing a roof tarp is easier to do with a little help from a friend.

Follow these eight easy steps to protect your home with a roof tarp:

  • Use a sturdy ladder to access the damaged area of your roof. Make sure to wear shoes with slip-resistant soles.

  • From the eaves of the roof, unroll part of the tarp up to the roof peak, covering the damaged area.

  • Wrap one end of the roof tarp twice around a 2×4 wooden board that’s as long as the tarp is wide.

  • Using a carpenter’s stapler, staple the tarp to the board that you’ve just wrapped so it’s secure.

  • Along both sides of the roof tarp, lay down a 2×4 board along the length. One end of each of the two boards should be in contact with the tarp-covered wooden board.

  • Nail each of the 2x4s to the tarp-covered board. Don’t nail anything to the roof itself! Use two 3-inch nails to secure each of the 2x4s to the tarp-wrapped wood.

  • Now lay out the other half of the roof tarp so it stretches over the ridge of the roof and goes down the other side.

  • Repeat the process with the other side of the tarp. (Continued)

If you have yet to find a roofer you can count on, you can call upon No Payne Roofing for all your roofing needs. We are a Certainteed-certified asphalt shingles installation roofing company. Alternatively, we provide top-notch roofing repairs and replacements, too. Consult with us today for only $125, and we’ll deduct that from the total service.