DIY Roof Maintenance

DIY Roof MaintenanceInstalling roof in your home is very important purpose which should be complied by all the homeowners because roof protects the house from rain water, storm, wind, hot temperature, etc. and so proper installation of roof is very essential for not getting the home interiors damaged or the roof which is installed on the top surface of the home. Not only the installation but the maintenance of the roof is also important because there is possibility of the roof getting damaged after installing the roof. There are many ways from maintaining the roof which can be helpful to the homeowners to do the task of maintaining the roof on their own. It is not a mandate to hire the roofing contractor for restoring the roof; the homeowners can attempt the task of marinating the roof on their own. The article will access you to the maintenance task of your roof.

DIY Roof Maintenance:

  • slack Debris elimination

Every roof is to be maintained as the time passes because if not maintained properly than, there is possibility of growing the debris on the roof. These debris are leaves, green algae, branches of the plants which can grow on the roof, etc removing it from the roof is very important to maintain the roof for a long period of time and durable in nature.  This can be removed with the help of people and ladders with it. The ladder is placed at the edges of the roof and the homeowner can easily access to remove the debris on the roof.

 

  • Removal of Moss

There are some of the things which affect the roof like moss or the algae. These things must be removed before they grow their roots in the roof. There are special sprays available in the market regarding the removal of moss from the roof and is easy to spray it and do the work by yourself. You just need to get on the top of the roof and spray the chemical in the sprayer on the regions where there is moss accumulation. This will help you to remove the bad areas in the roof which is damaging the roof.

 

  • Chimneys, Flashing areas

The installation of chimney in your roof is considered as the common place of having the leaks or the damages. These areas can be maintained by installing new shingles and waterproofing it carefully, so that the roof does not gets damaged and affected again due to the leakage in the chimney arena. Every roof when installed in the top surface of the home, flashing is applied in the surface to avoid the interior damage of the home. If there is any problem in the flashing of the roof than the shingles can be replaced and maintained newly to fix up the damage in the flashing.

 

  • Gutter spots, Edges of the roof

It is advisable to clean up the edges and the gutter spots of the roof because there is possibility of stoppage of water and it will create the problem of water drainage in the roof. so the homeowners can wear rubber gloves while cleaning the gutter areas in the roof because it the cleaning done with bare hands than can harm the homeowner’s hands.

Tips to clean air ventilation ducts

The air ventilation ducts call for a timely cleaning to prevent dirt deposition and eliminate unhealthy environment issues in the home. Before you go out with your DIY air duct cleaning venture, you would need to be ready with 5 things- furnace filter, vacuum, brush, paper towel and hex driver or screwdriver.

Now, let’s begin the cleaning process-

First step-

Use the paper towel to cover up supply air-registers- just lift up register, wrap up the towel on it & replace it.

Second step

Tune thermostat to the “fan on” mode & switch off “cool/heat” mode to ensure a running fan as you start to clean.

Third step

Check out that the filter is placed properly so that loose dust does not get to flow inside fan motor.

Fourth step

Do not delay to remove any dirt you find in duct work. Just tap on accessible air duct in your basement with the brush handle. It would help to break up the areas where there have been damp moisture laden dust.

Fifth step

Now, it’s time to sweep out dust from supply registers. Lift up your register & get the hose for catching dust pushed off by fan & go on sweeping as much possible into register’s piping. The brush would work to knock loose unwanted dust build-up from the register. Don’t forget to dispose off the paper towels you used to lift the register.

Sixth step

Then, sweep out the return air-registers. The return air-registers would be fitted with screw and hence use screwdriver to unfasten them. Brush & sweep as much as possible into register piping.

Seventh step

Shut the thermostat fan off & power off service switch to shut off the furnace. However, don’t just shut down the thermostat.

Eighth step

Remove panels fro furnace front & vacuum blower compartment thoroughly as well as furnace fan.