There are many advantages to constructing a timber frame home when considering your home plan. Structurally speaking, there isn't a system that is absolutely better than all the rest; it's a matter of considering your pros and cons as well as your aesthetic desires and budget. There are also other factors, such as site/soil constraints and location. This article offers some benefits of timber frame homes (professionally-built) over the conventional block/brick home.
19 May 2017
Never put off needed roof repairs for your home, as the roof keeps the home protected from the elements and provides added insulation from outside heat and cold; the roof also provides structural support for the home's framework. Problems that require minor repairs can also soon turn into major damage that is very costly to fix, or the damage may become so widespread that you will need a new roof altogether!
17 May 2017
Besides being your home's first line of defence against rain, snow, and other elements, a roof plays an essential role in how aesthetically appealing your home will be. For this reason, investing in a roof that will give you the highest value for your money will be your major concern. There's no shortage of roofing solutions in the markets in terms of material and even colour. However, many homeowners tend to prefer metal roofing solutions for a variety of reasons.
8 May 2017
As a homeowner, you may want to tackle as many repair and maintenance jobs around your home that you can, hoping to save some money and even some inconvenience in scheduling this work with a professional. However, before you decide that you can make roof repairs by yourself, note a few important precautions first. This will ensure the job is done right and that the work lasts as long as possible, or let you know if it's better to leave the work to professionals rather than trying to do it on your own!
4 May 2017
Metal roofing supplies have remained a staple in residential construction for several reasons. Firstly, this type of roofing material is highly durable, thus providing you with long-term service. Secondly, metal roofing supplies come in a broad range of styles and designs, so you can be assured that your roofing will not appear bland or industrial. Nevertheless, the constant exposure to the elements will eventually cause your metal roofing to decline. Below are a few of the signs to be on the lookout for that would be indicative of metal roofing that is facing impending decline.
1 May 2017
It's fair to say that Australia's weather systems aren't exactly forgiving, and various parts of the country are prone to cyclones, tropical storms and other sources of damaging high-speed winds. As such, the building situated in these areas must be constructed with wind resistance in mind from the ground up, and choosing the type of roofing to put on a building at high risk of wind damage is all-important. Unsuitable roofs can shed tiles and suffer structural damage that can be enormously expensive to repair, so keep the following factors in mind when choosing your roof:
17 June 2016
If you are installing a metal roof in an area that gets snowfall, you need to choose your gutters carefully. Snow on metal roofs tends to melt and slide off quickly. As a result, it can damage your gutters, but you can easily avoid this issue with the right tactics. Here are a few tips on choosing and installing gutters as well as exploring alternatives: 1. Use narrow gutters. When a metal roof sheds snow, the snow tends to overshoot the edge of the roof a bit and come down in almost a wavelike motion.
25 April 2016