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Home Improvement 101 | Tips for Replacing Your Roof

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A good roof over your house will greatly increase its appeal as well as protect you from the outside elements. However, like many things, it undergoes wear and tear as time inexorably exerts its toll. While roof repair may present a quick solution to many of the problems seen on roofs, it isn’t always enough. Serious structural damage will necessitate a roof replacement; nothing else will do. That said, roof replacement is a costly endeavour that will require a lot of time and money. Read More»

Roofing Maintenance to Do in the Fall

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Every time the season changes, it is a good idea to do some basic house maintenance. In the fall, it is important that you not ignore your roof, otherwise the winter won’t treat you well. Follow these easy tips for preparing your roof for the fall season. Clean Out the Gutters Don’t leave your gutters as-is until you realise they are causing a problem. When you first start working on maintaining your roof for the fall season, that is a good time to clean both the gutters and the downspouts. Read More»

How a Roof Inspection Can Help Sell Your Home

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If you are thinking of putting your house up for sale, you have probably made sure the garden is in good order, washed the windows and cleared the interior so it looks neat and tidy. One area you may not have given much consideration to is the roof. Although the roof of your property isn’t the first thing they will see, potential buyers will still want to know the age and condition of the roof and if you have had to carry out any work on it. Read More»

The Dos and Don'ts of Choosing a New Roofing System

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When you are shopping around for a new roofing system, there are many things to consider. You need to think about more than just cost and appearance, though those should also be on your list. Also think about the type of roof you have and what type of protection you need. Here are some dos and don’ts that can help you decide what roofing system is best. Do: Consider the different costs of the roof Read More»

The Dos and Don'ts of Cleaning Your Roof

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Your roof needs to be cleaned routinely to prevent damage and help keep your roofing materials in good condition. With the following dos and don’ts of cleaning the roof, it will be in excellent condition and you can get it cleaned safely and effectively. Dos: Clean algae - One of the most important things to clean from your roof is algae. You might think it is only for aesthetic purposes, but algae can also damage the shingles and other roofing materials. Read More»

Important Facts about Roof Repair

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Roof damage can be a major hassle for any homeowner. When the roof is damaged, it can cause leaks that can damage the interior of your home. With damages to other parts of the house, you may be able to take your time in getting it repaired. With the roof, however, you will probably be forced to get it repaired immediately depending on the extent of damage. Read this article to learn more about roof repair. Read More»

3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Thatched Roof

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For many home owners, switching out a conventional roof for a thatched straw roof is very desirable. And, indeed, there are many advantages to having a thatched roof — hence why thatched roofs have been constructed for centuries. They can give an old world look to your home that blends in perfectly with rural surroundings. And thatched roofs are also naturally insulating so they will keep you warm in the wintertime and cool in the summer. Read More»

Roofing Medium Options - A Buyer's Guide

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Having your home re-roofed is a major undertaking and expense, so it’s crucial that you make the right choice in roofing materials.  There’s certainly plenty of choice; here’s a buyer’s guide give you an idea of what’s out there. Asphalt shingles Asphalt shingles are a popular traditional roofing medium.  They’re made from paper fibre mat or fibreglass impregnated with asphalt and given a mineral granule coating.  Their construction makes them cold, moisture and wind resistant. Read More»

Installation Benefits Of Prefabricated Timber Roofing Trusses

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One of the key benefits of using roofing trusses for your property build is that you do not have to handle their construction at all. Trusses can be measured and constructed in prefab designs by a roof truss manufacturer. Apart from easing your construction workload, prefabricated roofing trusses also bear some great advantages when it comes to installation. Read on to see what they are. No space limitations One of the limitations during a build is space. Read More»

Different Roofing Materials You Can Choose From

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When it comes to selecting roofing materials, either for roof restoration or new construction of a home, it is not simply about opting for the cheapest one you come across. Since there is an array of options to choose from, your choice will be dependent on your budget, prevalent weather in your locality, personal preferences, durability of the materials and more. You may also have to consider whether the material can be supported by your roofing frame or not, as some of these materials can be quite heavy. Read More»