Cleaning windows is a tedious but essential task, if you want to maintain your home’s curb appeal. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep your windows clean for longer, according our window and roof cleaning experts at Sunco Window Cleaning. … Continue Reading
Air emissions from commercial roofing work can cause indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Odor and health complaints from building occupants can cause delays and increase costs. The building management, contractor and occupants should communicate and plan together. Furthermore, they should all include measures to avoid IAQ problems as terms of the roofing contract. Sully-Jones Roofing describes these measures.
Use Materials That Emit No Fumes
Consider using self-adhering membrane products that emit little or no vapors or fumes. Most hospitals, office buildings, and schools across the US use built-up roofing systems. These systems stop releasing fumes after they have cooled, usually in one hour. When we heat asphalt, a small part of it becomes vapor. As these vapors cool in the air, some of them condense into a cloud of fumes. Only the chemicals in asphalt that are more volatile become part of the fume. It’s estimated that only about 0.0001% of the base asphalt evolves into a fume.
Plan and Schedule Efficiently
Plan to stage materials downwind of the building and away from vents and air intakes. In some cases, the best way to avoid IAQ problems is to do a residential roof replacement in an empty building. Schedule school roofing projects during summer or holiday breaks. Unfortunately, alternate scheduling may not be possible for commercial and industrial buildings.
Keep an Open Line of Communication
The roofing contractor, building management, and building occupants are a team. They should communicate before and during the project. Allow time to address questions and concerns before beginning the project.
Consider the location of fresh air intakes when coordinating roof repair. Do not overlook the importance of fresh air to the building occupants. Start work in areas far from the fresh air intakes with the ventilation system operating. Close or cover fresh air intakes only as a last resort. Work near fresh air intakes only when the building is empty to avoid IAQ problems.
Sully-Jones Roofing offers quality roof replacement and repair. We’re one of the most respected roofers in San Diego, CA. Schedule an appointment now by calling (619) 444-0150.
Getting rid of the dust and dirt in your home is satisfying and should always be part of your routine home care. Just like gutter cleaning or window washing, however, there is a right and a wrong way to do it. The fastest and most efficient method is to use a power washer but this requires special care.
Cleaning can be therapeutic unless the object you’re cleaning is difficult, in which case it can actually be stressful. For example, dried-up paint is so hard to remove, in fact, that roof cleaning is easier. However, you’ve seen shops paint their windows for the holidays and then remove them later so you know paint removal is not impossible.
There’s a prevalent misconception in window cleaning that a surprising number of homeowners believe is true: rainwater makes for dirtier windows. This idea was born from the ugly white streaks rainwater leaves on window panes. However, there’s a different reason behind these water stains and knowing the true cause can help you keep your windows clean in the future.