Whether you are upgrading, replacing or installing a new roof, you need to ensure you get the right roofing materials. Getting the right roofing materials means considering the climate, shape of your roof, whether you have a commercial or residential structure and whether you have any intentions of installing any equipment on your roof (for example, an AC system). These considerations help you choose between the different roofing materials available. You may come across timber/wood, sheet materials (steel or galvanised iron), plastic, glass, tiles (concrete, asphalt, clay, metal, slate and composite), etc.
When you begin to plan a home extension, one of the first things you will look at is the wall trusses. There are several materials you can use for wall frames. One of the most common is timber. If you are considering a timber wall frame option for the extension, there are a few other options you should consider as well. These add-ons will help increase the durability and usefulness of your wall frames.
Regardless of the concerns you may have about metal roofs, like costs, lightning or noise, you can rest assured that these will not be a problem and metal roofing will actually be more of a benefit. Yes, the initial cost may be high, but in the long run, you will note that you will not have to maintain or carry out repairs as much as other roofing materials. As for noise, you can actually have insulation installed to solve the issue.
The Australian summer is in full swing, but autumn will arrive before you know it. Once the tree leaves start to fall, you face an uphill maintenance battle in getting your roof and guttering into shape ready for the winter rain. Therefore, now is the time to perform maintenance on the top of your house, so that when autumn rolls around you will be sitting pretty inside with a blank to-do list.
A lot has been said about gutters, their purpose, and their effectiveness. For some people, it's difficult to picture how having gutters installed can protect their home from foundation damage. Indeed, many homeowners tend to take shortcuts when it comes to guttering. Because it can be an annoying extra expense to deal with, many people have developed misconceptions about the working and usefulness of gutters in their homes. This article will uncover the truth behind these misconceptions.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Nigel and my new found passion is roofing. Roofing might seem like a strange thing to be excited about. If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would love roofing, I would have laughed in your face. However, all of that changed when I decided to install a new roof on my home. We had been having problems for a while with water leaking into the attic so I decided to take action. The contractor was so helpful I couldn't help but become fascinated by the different roofing solutions. I hope you like the blog.