If you are a contractor or a client, here is the information that you need to know:
YOU ARE A CLIENT
Check with your provincial authorities to find out about current recommendations for renovation projects. In some parts of Canada, contractors are allowed to present quotes and carry out renovation projects starting in the upcoming days and weeks.
For example, in Quebec, all renovation projects will be allowed to start on May 11th 2020. In Ontario and Alberta, there is no set date for construction and home renovations to be relaunched. As such, strict guidelines are still in order. Please consult your provincial government website for specific information.
In the meantime, RenoQuotes is here to put you in touch with our network of contractors. We encourage clients and contractors to follow the rules and guidelines enforced by provincial authorities.
Consult our article for tips on how to organize your project remotely: How to Receive Quotes Remotely
Be sure to check out the following article for general information about renovations during this extraordinary situation: Renovation projects in the time of COVID-19
YOU ARE A CONTRACTOR
Guidelines vary from one province to another. As the information is changing daily, we encourage you to consult your local government website for specific information.
In any case, you will have to adapt your practices when presenting quotes and carrying out the work. In some areas, only remote communications are permitted. For advice on how to present a quote remotely, check out this article: 3 tips to present quotes remotely
If you meet with a client in person and start working on a project, strict hygiene and social distancing measures must be adopted. Here's another article that could interest you: What you need to know about construction sites reopening
Do you need financial help for your renovation company? Check out this article: Guide to financial assistance programs for Canadian businesses
Last modified: 2019-10-18 | Approximate reading time 5 mins
Let's be honest, modern life is busy. Between work, cooking, cleaning and additional day-to-day activities, every hour's filled to the brim. It's normal that you don't have the time to think about out-of-sight household things like attic ventilation. But you may not realize how important proper roof and attic ventilation actually is, not only for the maintenance and lifespan of your roof but for lower energy bills as well as the longevity of your home. Lack of proper ventilation can lead to a world of problems, and we're going to offer some information on a common solution: attic ventilation!
So, how do you approach integrating a ventilation system into your roof or attic? Well, if you’re looking to improve this aspect of your home, read on for our advice regarding whether you have proper ventilation as well as what can be done!
Before we delve into the how, we need to answer the question why: why does your roof need proper ventilation? There are some common reasons why you’ll need to ventilate your roof, aside from those mentioned in our introduction, and they are as follows:
When it comes to owning a home, you’re looking to offer it the best care possible. As you can see, roof ventilators affect so much more than the roof itself. Below, we’ll offer ways to spot whether or not your roof is properly ventilated.
First things first, let’s determine whether or not you need better ventilation in your roof and attic. There are plenty of ways to tell if your roof could use more. Consider the interior temperature of your home during both the warm and cool months. Are you finding it stuffy, suffocating or lacking in airflow? Even if you have an HVAC system and your interior air feels humid and stale, this is a telltale sign that you’re lacking proper roof ventilation. This is because a properly ventilated roof will allow heat and moisture to escape from the inside of your home, thus regulating indoor temperatures and keeping the air feeling fresh. Here are some serious signs that your roof needs work done to be further ventilated:
Now, the solution you choose for your attic ventilation system will come down to your specific situation and needs. Not all vents will work equally for every household. Below we’re going to lay out some of the common vent options, this will give you a better idea of which one's right for you:
As mentioned, there are many different types of roof vents to choose from. What’s important to determine when planning this installation project, is the correct number of both intake and exhaust vents. The balance of these is important in order for the system to be effective. We’d recommend working with an entrepreneur or expert in this area who can correctly design the roof ventilation.
We mentioned these points briefly in our introduction, but here are the advantages that proper attic and roof ventilation will offer you:
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