Why You Need a Roof Inspector

Most homeowners conduct and examine their own roof inspection every year.  Many choose to hire the services of a Calgary roofing contractor for professional advice. After all, they are the experts in this field and they may see things even if you don’t.

Your house roof is what protects you from harmful and destructive weather and environment. More than any part of your home, your roof is susceptive to wear and tear. There are several factors to determine if the roof over your head is suitable and appropriate for your home’s state, structure, and environment.

One is the weather condition of the area you live in. Some places are prone to typhoons and hurricanes. In this case, some materials are more durable and fitting for this kind of environment. Other factors include the existing material used in your roof and how often you maintain or repair it.


Checking your Roof for Damages

The Calgary roofing contractors look for and evaluate the condition of your chimneys, vents, gutters, and shingles. They discover any signs of rusting materials, brittle tools, particles that may block your vents, water damage, and other things that can contribute to the demise of your roof. Other areas to look out for are the interior walls or ceiling, particle build-up in some areas like the attic and leakage.

Scheduling regular inspections performed by roofing experts will help you save time and money as well as prevent disasters from happening in the long run.

Once you discover damages in your roof, the next step is to consider the costs of replacement or repair. Replacement is likely more expensive than repairing the material. The most significant factor in fixing your home is the roofing material. Clay tiles are the most expensive materials while the cheapest are asphalt shingles.

Your location’s weather patterns can greatly affect your decision in buying what type of material for your roof. There are cases where a replacement using costly materials is a better investment than the low-priced standard material. A replacement can save you more instead of getting frequent repairs on your roof.

There are many Calgary roofing builders and contractors that cater to residential renovations to help you address your construction problem. There are companies that specialize in different kinds of installations including sloped and slanted positioning while others specialize in exterior renovations. Applications depend on many factors such as aesthetics, building codes, environment, safety and personal preference.

Finding the right contractor is crucial to the success of your home renovation. Find out the list of companies that offer roofing service around your vicinity. Check their previous projects and in some cases, it may be a good move to visit the site so you can personally see their work. Invite your chosen contractor to inspect your roof so that they can provide an estimate cost on the repairs or replacements needed for your roof.

Your home is your sanctuary and if you ignore the existing damages, it may lead to bigger and complicated problems. Having your roof regularly checked can prevent injuries and accidents from happening in your home. You and your family’s safety should be your number one priority.



Home Improvement – Paint

noldbigThere are many home improvement projects you can do around the home.  The thing about home improvement is that some projects can be very costly whereas some projects can be as cheap as buying paint only.  Since paint comes in different colors and types, it is actually very versatile as it can be used on a variety of home improvement projects or you can hire professional calgary painting companies.  If you want to do some remodeling around the home, paint can be used in order to freshen or totally change the way they look.  Here are some simple DIY home improvement projects you can do with paint.

  1. Wood Trims – if you want to transform how your home looks without having to paint every wall inside it, try painting the wooden trims of your home in a different color. Normally, the trims are either white or in a brownish color.  Try doing the opposite color and the overall ambiance of your home will definitely be transformed.  Use this on your doors, windows, baseboards, cornice, and other wood trimmings.
  2. Old Furniture – instead of shopping for new furniture, try repainting some of the old furniture that you love or are fond of. Use either the original color of the furniture or experiment using other colors.  You will be surprised just how appealing they become again once you revive and restore them with paint.
  3. Door Knobs – whether your door knob still looks new, looks old, or simply because you are tired of it, try spray painting it using regular spray paints. First off, if the surface of the door know is polished, try roughening it with sandpaper so that the paint adheres to the surface much better.  Once sanded down, spray paint it using your preferred color.  You can even spray paint it flat black if you want.
  4. Grouts – if the grout in your kitchen or bathroom are looking worn and dirty and that cleaning them takes up a lot of time and effort. Try using paint using the original color of the grout.  Simply dip a toothbrush that is no longer in use onto paint and start painting the grout.  This will result in much cleaner and fresher looking grout that enhances the design of your tiles.
  5. Fixtures – similar to door knobs, you can spray paint some of the fixtures that you have around the home. Spray painting them in a different color will make them look new to your eyes and thus give you a sense of satisfaction.

Reception Tonight


From 6pm to 9pm tonight is the gallery reception for Petshop. I can’t believe it is here already!

Kellie Talbot, Jeanette Jones & I will be hosting with wine, cheese & grape leaves. Yum!

Stop on by if you can because it is sure to be a good party

Fellow Artist Love

I have had the pleasure these last few weeks to get to know two fellow artists. We are all showing together at La Familia this month so we used it as an excuse to join each other for a happy hour planning session awhile back.


Artist Kellie Talbot is someone whose work I’ve seen and taken notice of before. When I found out we were showing in the same month at La Familia I went “squeee!” literally. How could I not with paintings this gorgeous? I was a little star struck just by her stars alone but then I met her for real met her (over a drink is a time honored way to meet someone methinks) and she is just a lovely person. Someone I am greatly looking forward to talking with more. There are rumors of a plan to see her converted butcher shop studio and meet her pet duck in the very near future!

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Through the work of Jeanette Jones I have been introduced to a whole new series of historical stories I previously knew nothing about. Jeanette has exquisetly painted seriously intriguing portraits of some of Picasso’s women in her series “I Feel Bad for You?”. If you do not know of these dear artists then you should read Picasso’s Weeping Women.

I gallery sat on Friday and could not stop staring at Jeanette’s paintings – finding more and more intrigue of these women’s stories within her winding layers. She has her two smaller works priced for a steal at only $150. I highly recommend getting lost in them.

Petshop Opens Tomorrow – really!


Oh Brain oh Brain – where have you been? Two days ago I started this post:

PETSHOP is trucking on the downhill slope! All the pieces are wrapped up and ready to make their way to the gallery. I’m a little sad that I have to say farewell to my menagerie of pets! I’ve gotten so used to them crowding me out of my studio these last few weeks. 29 pieces take up a lot of floorspace…”everett.s_famcircle4_tn

In the wee hours this morning my brain suddenly realized I never actually posted the above post. My oh my.
The show is officially up as of today. All these characters are sitting pretty on the gallery walls.

Come join me for the First Thursday Arts Walk Opening tomorrow night will you? I’ll be dressed to the springtime nines and thrilled to see each and every one of you!


Pet Shop Contest & a New Blog

Preparations for my show Pet Shop are fully underway. The paintings are piling up and yet there is still so much I want to do!
In conjunction with this show I’ve taken a good hard look at my art and where I want to go and I’ve finally decided to let my little brand name of Rekoj go. I no longer have any interest in doing the hand painted textiles that I had been. In fact, I haven’t touched anything to do with my Rekoj Clothing line in nearly 2 years. It is far from time. Sometimes, moving fully on to the next step is exactly what needs to be done.
Since my blog has been directly connected to my shop name I feel it is necessary to switch over to a new blog:www.saemay.blogspot.com
Please update your feeds & bookmarks to here:http://saemay.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
I will continue to post here for a little while to *hopefully* allow everyone a chance to catch up and update their feeds & bookmarks etc. I’d hate to loose anyone in the shuffle which is probably why I’ve waited so long to do this! But I’ve committed to it by having the new address printed on my new biz cards so there you have it!
And as an incentive to get you to hop on over to my new diggs I have just posted a CONTEST as my first official Saemay post.

Been Busy as a Bumble

May10-postcard-frontIndeed indeed this busy bee has been busy!

Since we last spoke I have:

Fully updated my website www.SaraEverett.com

Got my postcards delivered from the printer for my show in May and they turned out gorgeous — see?

Been painting like a mad woman. (I even traveled to Vancouver to visit with my folks and subsequently took over my Mom’s entire dining room) Currently there are 12 wet pieces in progress sitting around the studio and the only one finished is the one you see here. Yikes! Back to the studio with me!

Hopefully you can get out there and enjoy this lovely April sunshine Seattle is having on my behalf okay? =)
Happy Weekending Everyone!