Roof sarking is a pliable laminated membrane containing an aluminium foil lining that’s positioned under both metal and tile roofs. It is installed when a house is built, during home extensions or if you’re renovating your home or restoring your roof.
Your roof is an important investment – it takes a beating every day from hail, rain and sun and needs regular maintenance checks. Ageing is a natural part of a roof’s lifespan, and depending on the type and age of your roof, sometimes damage can occur that needs to be attended to as soon as possible in order to maintain its structural integrity.
A properly designed and well-built roof is one of the most essential elements when it comes to protecting your home, its contents and its residents. And although many roof related problems can be alleviated with maintenance, sometimes re-roofing is necessary. The process, however, can be complicated and the ramifications of a poorly done job can be disastrous. Here’s what you need to consider in terms of getting a new roof.
With spring here at last, it’s probably time to check your gutters after a long, cold winter no doubt filled with rain and those every-year-like-clockwork westerly winds. It’s also an important maintenance task if you live in a bushfire prone area as fires are notorious for spreading quickly, and debris in your gutters is one of their favourite fuels!
While few experts would question the importance of roof ventilation in a home, some debate does exist in terms of the effectiveness of different roof ventilation applications. There is also different schools of thought about the amount of ventilation that’s required – excessively ventilating a roof can be just as detrimental as having no roof ventilation at all. It can also leave your roof more vulnerable to leaks, bad weather conditions and foreign objects entering your home through the roof.…
Australia’s outlooks are wide and varied, boasting idyllic coastal seasides, vast desert plains, cool lush rainforests and rocky outback ranges. Such contrasting topography, therefore, calls for a range of roofing materials to suit our country’s diverse climatic conditions. Here is a basic guide to Australian roof types.
We all love a home that’s refreshingly cool in summer and wonderfully warm in winter, but with the average electricity bill in Queensland now amounting to over $1,500 per year, finding ways to reduce your energy consumption is becoming more and more critical to many households. Many of us probably underestimate the impact the design and construction of your roof can actually have on both maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home and your power usage. Here are some of…
Your roof is one of the most important structural components of your home so it’s important that you take care of it, particularly with the unpredictable weather we often experience across Queensland. Whether you need guttering replaced, your roof needs maintenance or painting or you need to consider a new roof altogether, sometimes it’s difficult to know whom to trust with this important issue. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself when choosing the right roofing contractor.
Whether you already have a metal roof or thinking about getting one installed, you may be wondering about maintenance. But the good news is, metal roofs will not only last a lifetime (we’re talking 60 plus years!), they also require significantly less upkeep than other roof types because they’re built to withstand extreme weather conditions as well as complement rainwater catchment systems.
Old-fashioned corrugated iron roofs are distinctly Australian and have been the stuff of folklore. We associate them with shearing sheds, water tanks, outdoor dunnies, and of course, the quintessentially iconic home, the Queenslander. These days, modern metal roofs are the roof-of-choice for many of this country’s property owners, because they’re flexible, lightweight, and generally cheaper to install and maintain than clay, asphalt, and cement tile roofs. And compared to other roofing materials, metal roofing can also be installed quickly, usher…