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Two Tips to Follow if You Want to Build Your Roof With Old Sheet Metal

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If you have large pieces of sheet metal leftover from, for example, a previous building project and you'd like to use this metal to build your house's new roof, here are two tips to follow. Get a Roofer to Cut the Metal Sheet With Laser Cutting Equipment​ It's best to get the sheet metal cut into the required size and shape by a roofer who uses laser cutting equipment. Whilst it is possible to cut sheet metal manually, by using blades and hand shearers, it is not a good idea to do this when preparing the metal for use as a roofing material.

13 April 2022

6 Signs Your Shingle Roof Needs Repair

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Shingle roofs are very popular among homeowners, not only for their old-fashioned visual appeal but also because they are relatively durable. However, shingle roofs do sometimes need repair. Look out for these five signs that your roof needs repair so that you can get the damage fixed before it spreads.  1. Missing or Cracked Shingles Missing shingles allow moisture to enter your roof, where it can pool and put pressure on the waterproof layer underneath the shingles.

22 November 2021

4 Helpful Tips to Consider When Cladding Your Residential Walls

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Homeowners in Australia understand the advantage of house cladding either for exterior or interior sections of the house. Attempting home cladding can be considered a task only for the brave because it's challenging. However, if you are relatively savvy with handling your home improvement tasks, these five tips can help you accomplish it with a professional measure of success. Choose Your Cladding Wisely  There are numerous cladding to choose from, each exhibiting its pros and cons regarding cost, durability, installation and maintenance ease.

13 September 2021

Does Your Roofing Need Emergency Repairs? 3 Instances to Call an Emergency Roofer

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One of the most critical structures in your house is the roof. The roof protects you and your loved ones from harsh outdoor elements and makes your home comfortable. So, when the roof is not in good condition, your quality of life is affected. However, most homeowners are not keen on checking their roof's condition until they experience serious issues such as water damage. Therefore, it is advisable to understand when your roof is due for repair to avoid extensive damage.

22 July 2021

Top Signs You Need to Have Wall Frames Built in Your Existing Home

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When your home was first constructed, wall frames were probably built as a part of the construction process. Whether you were the one who had the home built or if you purchased a pre-constructed home, you might have never had to worry about things like wall frame construction. Now, though, it might be time to have wall frame construction done in your existing home. You can have this done with the help of a good contractor.

26 April 2021

The Environmental Benefits of Granny Flat DIY Kits

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A granny flat DIY kit is effectively a flat-pack addition to your home that can be assembled on site. It is a cheap and convenient method of adding extra living space to your property, but it can also be kind to the environment. Here are some ways in which granny flat DIY kits can be the eco-friendly option. Efficiently produced Standard construction methods use a lot of energy. Buildings have to be constructed individually and most of the work is done on the site itself, which requires a lot of fuel to transport all the different materials and services.

17 February 2021

Benefits of Metal Roofing for Your Home

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Roofing not only protects your home from the elements, but it influences the appearance of the facade. That's why you need to consider your options from all angles when picking a material. To help you reach a decision, consider the following benefits of metal roofs. Lightweight The heaviness of roof cladding is probably not what springs to mind when you think about the possibilities. But covering such a large expanse, roofs can get heavy.

18 November 2020

Ways A Roof Replacement Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

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You might be considering replacing your roof, anticipating how lustrous it will look and how the entire facade of your home will improve. While this will be the case, also bear in mind the practical benefits, such as the way a roof replacement can make your home more energy efficient. Read on to discover how this upgrade will help. Eliminate Holes In The Roof A roof replacement will eliminate any holes and gaps that might currently exist in your roof.

31 August 2020

Reasons To Undergo A Roof Replacement For Your Home

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The texture and colour of your roof dramatically influence how your home looks — the cladding covers a large area and is highly visible. Your home's energy efficiency also depends on its qualities. Thus, when considering your roof's integrity and condition, you'll need to weigh up your decisions carefully. Here are several reasons to undergo a metal roof replacement for your home. Improve Your Home's Appearance Broken, faded, rusty or mould-covered tiles or metal gives a home a dilapidated, un-cared for appearance.

25 June 2020

What You Should Know About the Roof Repointing Process

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When it comes to roof tiling installation, some form of adhesive material is required to allow for the installation of roof tiles. A mixture of high-strength cement, sand and some additives is usually used to make the adhesive that secures the tiles in place. This mixture is called the roof tile mortar.  If your older residential roof is made of roof tiles, one of the roof repairs that you may need to perform at some point in the future is repointing.

26 December 2019