Here at Guardian it is our mission to provide the best customer service possible. Part of that customer service includes keeping our clients informed on how they can best protect their roofs from the harsh winter months. Here are our top three tips on how small changes can prevent big problems:
1. Keep your roof free of debris – Excessive buildup of debris (leaves, branches, etc) not only has the potential to increase water damage but can promote the growth of moss as well. This also applies to your gutters and downspouts. Be sure to regularly clear and clean your roof and gutters to prevent damage and maintain the integrity of your home.
2. Be on the lookout for raised areas – lifted or broken shingles are one of the most common types of roof complaints; this problem can occur through weak adhesive, faulty nails or high winds. Whatever the reason, loose shingles can cause raised areas on your roof which in turn can catch the wind and tear off completely in the fall and winter months. Prevent shingle tear off by scheduling regular roof maintenance checkups.
3. Keep your attic properly insulated – Poorly insulated attics are a costly problem for a homeowner; they can lead to high energy bills and continual roof issues like shingle failure and ice dams. Have your attic inspected to determine if you have the proper amount of insulation required to extend the integrity of your roof and the value of your home.
How to: Transition your home from summer to fall
By: Helen Racanelli
Follow these helpful tips for decorating, storing and organizing your home for the fall season.
When the fall air arrives, it’s a natural time to transition your home for the cooler temperatures winging their way to an evening near you. “With every season comes subtle changes in the home,” says Toronto decorator Laura Collins. “While a fresh coat of paint is quite an extreme approach to seasonal decor, interchangeable throw pillows, cozy blankets, and fall inspired florals, might be a perfect solution,” she says. We also caught up with Calgary-based professional organizer Jennifer Zagorsky for her take on prepping for September and beyond. These experts share their tips for decorating, storing and organizing for the season.
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