Are Your Actions Putting Your Roof At Risk?


Some of the causes of roof repairs, re-roofing and replacement can be unavoidable on your part. For instance, severe inclement weather, tornadoes and other natural calamities could wreak havoc to your roofing structure and lead to several damages. However, some homeowners may be causing damage to their roof, whether through neglect or even with the best intentions. Here are some of the things that homeowners may do that would put their structure at risk.

20 October 2017

Common Misconceptions About Reroofing Your Home


The term reroofing usually refers to any type of roofing work or maintenance done on your home, from replacing a few missing shingles to having an entirely new roof installed. Since your home's roof is very important for its insulation and protection, you want to ensure you know what's involved with reroofing. Note a few common misconceptions about this work, and then discuss this work with a roofer as needed, to ensure your home is always protected from the elements and has a strong, secure roof.

28 June 2017

Warning Signs of A Compromised Gutter Systems


Your roof's gutters function as your first line of defence against unnecessary water damage to your structure. The gutters are designed to redirect precipitation away from your residence, ensuring that your roof, exterior walls, and foundation stay in pristine condition for longer. Nevertheless, since gutters tend to be long lasting, some homeowners may not even know if their systems are past their shelf life. It would, therefore, be essential to know how to spot the signs of decline so that you can have the repairs or replacements done as need be.

17 June 2017

4 Reasons to Consider Building a Timber Frame Home


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

Does Your Home Need Roof Repairs?


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

Looking for Roofing Solutions for Your Home? 3 Reasons to Consider Metal Roofing


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

A Few Precautions About Trying to Tackle a Roofing Job on Your Own


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

Signs Your Metal Roofing Is Facing Impending Decline


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

Batten Down The Hatches: Choosing Roofing For Buildings In High Wind Areas


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

Metal Roofs and Gutters in Snowy Climates: Choosing the Right Gutters and Exploring Alternatives


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