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  • 4 Important features that gutters in flood prone areas should have

    30 October 2018

    You probably already know how important gutters are for your home. If you live in an area where heavy rains and flooding are common, your gutters become even more important. Gutters come in handy for redirecting water away from the walls and foundation of your home. They essentially prevent long-term damage to your home's foundation, and they keep the structure sturdy enough to withstand strong winds and storm surges. The gutters used in flood prone areas are not necessarily the same as most other gutters.

  • The Top Five Advantages of Fibre Cement Roofing For Livestock Buildings

    29 May 2018

    When it comes to livestock buildings, the roofing is quite important. After all, that roof is meant to protect the livestock that produce income for your farm. Whilst there are several options in agricultural roofing, including aluminium and other metals, fibre cement roofing is now becoming one of the most popular options for livestock buildings. Read on to learn about five of the many advantages of fibre cement roofing for your livestock buildings.

  • Roof Construction: Installing the Right Supporting Frames for Your Home

    21 November 2017

    When building a new house, you should be diligent in planning for the roofing installation. If the roofing over your new structure is not secure, you might have to deal with the consequence of premature roof failure. In general, the integrity of the roofing will be determined by the supporting frames. Therefore, you should discuss the details of this element with your contractor during the planning stage. When you know the framing possibilities, you can decide in time and prepare for the construction.

  • Residential Roofing: Three Guidelines on Building Common Rafter Framing

    17 October 2017

    If you are planning on building or renovating your residential roof, you should consult experienced roofing contractors for the job. The roof is an essential element in the home, and weak erection can lead to problems such as leaking and premature collapse. Moreover, roofing must pass some specific safety and building regulations to avoid future accidents. However, if you are interested in building a small timber shed as a DIY project, you can try your hand at roof construction.

  • Want to Make Your Roof Tough as Nails? Here Are 3 Reasons Why EPDM is Excellent!

    17 October 2017

    Most roofs in Australia today are constructed of either tile or tin. Whilst they're quite different in terms of appearance and sometimes in terms of functionality, all roofs have one important thing in common: they must be properly protected. Roofing materials today are designed to be quite durable, but they're even more durable when you add a specialised roof coating. EPDM coatings are a popular way to protect roofs today, and here are three reasons you might want to consider it for your own roof.

  • Five Signs It's Time for New Gutters

    21 June 2017

    Gutters protect your home from the damaging effect of water. They catch the water from the roof and send it to the downspouts, which transport it away from your home. That protects everything from your siding, to your foundation, to your landscaping. If your gutters aren't working correctly, your home may be at risk. Wondering if it's time for new gutter replacements? Here are five signs it's time. 1. Visible Holes

  • Re-Roofing Popular Materials to Update the Appearance of Your Residence

    22 March 2017

    Homeowners will tend to neglect their roof as they assume it is guaranteed to last a lifetime. If you have constructed a new residence, chances are you may not have to consider roof replacement as long as it was installed professionally. However, if you have bought an older home, you need to bear in mind that there may come a point where roof repairs may not suffice in maintaining the structural integrity of your roofing.

  • What You Need to Know About Spotting Hail Damage On Your Roof

    20 March 2017

    Essentially, roofs are designed to offer the first line of defence to your home against extreme weather conditions. However, sometimes your roof may suffer damages that call for immediate action to prevent the damages from becoming severe. Therefore, whenever a large storm hits your area, it is important to inspect your home, particularly the roof, for hail damage. Even with strong roofing materials, your roof could be damaged by hail depending on, among other aspects, the speed of the wind and size or density of the hail.

  • Roof Improvement: Suitable Materials for Your Replacement Guttering System

    20 March 2017

    Residential gutters and drainpipes are designed and built to provide prolonged service after installation. Unfortunately, these structures are not indestructible, so they will eventually become degraded and even fail. This can often be attributed to normal wear and tear as well as poor maintenance practices. If you have notices leakages, corrosion and general faults in your guttering system, you should consider performing replacements for better performance. Here are the most suitable types of guttering materials to consider selecting for this improvement project.

  • Shingle All The Way: Are Metal Shingles Right For Your Roof?

    10 March 2017

    The roof is the first line of defense against wind, weather and other mishaps for any building, so naturally you want your roofing to be made of the strongest and most durable materials available. However, some heavy-duty roofing materials, such as steel sheeting or metal standing-seam tiles, can end up looking very cold and uninviting, particularly when used on a residential home. However, this doesn't mean that metal roofing shouldn't be used on your home.