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Roofing Encyclopaedia: Tips For Repair, Maintenance And Replacement

Hello there! I'm glad you dropped by. As the manager of a body corporate agency, I deal with a range of problems every day. Unwanted pests and burst drains are everyday occurrences. Sometimes, there are more unusual situations. Once, I had to deal with a tenant who was keeping a horse in his fourth-story unit! The most common problems I face are related to roofs as poorly-maintained roofs can cause leaks, fires and flying debris. Since I am always encouraging body corporates to maintain, repair or replace roofs before major hassles occur, I have become a bit of a roofing encyclopaedia. I can speak with reasonable knowledge about the best materials, techniques and tradespeople in the industry. I thought others out there might be seeking information about roofing repairs and benefit from my know-how. I hope these entries prove helpful. May you always stay dry!

What You Should Know About Ice Dams

18 December 2015
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If you live somewhere that snows and see shelves of ice on your roof's edge, you might be dealing with ice dams. They can be a danger to your roof, so you need to take care of them right away. Here are some things to know about ice dams. What Contributes to the Formation of Ice Dams When your roof gets too warm while snow is on the roof it can cause it to melt. Read More …

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cedar Roofs

18 December 2015
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Have you considered putting a cedar shingle roof over your new home? Read on and discover some of the strengths and the benefits of this roofing material. The Pros 1. It has a unique appearance. The natural variance in cedar ensures that no two cedar roofs will look alike. Additionally, the cedar will fade to a grayish-silver colour that is very attractive. You can therefore be sure that you will have a unique roof if you use this material on your house. Read More …

Why Roof Ventilation is Important

17 December 2015
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You should pay very close attention to the ventilation of your roof if you recently bought an older home and you are conducting roofing renovations. This article discusses some of the benefits of proper roof ventilation. It Reduces Fire Risks A properly ventilated roof allows hot air to escape from your attic and into the atmosphere. This prevents heat from accumulating inside the attic. Excessive amounts of heat in the attic can cause the insulation of electrical wires to wear out. Read More …

Roofing| 4 Smart Tips To Prepare Your Home When Replacing Your Roof

16 December 2015
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Roofs are vital to protecting your home from weather elements, but they tend to wear out over a period of time. If you've decided that your old roofing structure needs replacement, you can expect some construction related messes. These preparation steps will help to protect your precious household items while roof replacement is taking place. Cover Your Furniture And Beds With Protective Tarp Keep in mind that during the process of replacing your roofing structure, dust is likely to fall from the ceiling, you'll want to cover all your furniture, sofas, tables and beds with protective tarp or thick bed sheets to ensure that falling debris doesn't cause any damage to them. Read More …

3 Roofing Pitfalls You Should Avoid

16 December 2015
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The roof is one of the most integral parts of your home. It not only protects you, your family and your household stuffs from incremental weather elements, but also makes sure that the interior sections of your house are not damaged prematurely. Nonetheless, it is not uncommon to hear many homeowners today complain about having faulty roof systems. Unknown to them, most roof problems are caused by poor installation and repair service. Read More …