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Installing a New Roof

Hello, my name is Liam. I live in a rural community which is located about 200km away from Alice Springs, Australia. Life in the Outback can be hard, so the entire community needs to look after itself. Since I moved out here from the big city, I have learnt lots of cool skills that I didn't know before. One of these skills is roofing. When my neighbour's roof began to leak, he called me over and we worked together to install a new one. He taught me lots of cool tips and tricks which I have written about below. Enjoy!

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2 Critical Considerations to Ensure You Choose the Best Roofing Tiles
27 June 2017

Sometimes you call in a professional roofer to con

Features to Discuss With Your Builder If You Prefer an Open Floor Plan
31 May 2017

When having a new home built, you may have already

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Using Trusses versus Roof Rafters
19 May 2017

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Different Metal Roofing Materials Available In the Market
26 April 2017

For a large number of people, the thought of metal

4 Common Metal Roofing Mistakes to Avoid
21 April 2017

Metal roofs last longer than many other types of r

2 Critical Considerations to Ensure You Choose the Best Roofing Tiles

Sometimes you call in a professional roofer to conduct repairs on your residential roof and they end up telling you that what you need is a roof replacement and not roof repairs. This may leave you wondering about what type of roofing products you should choose for your roofing project.  One of the most popular roofing styles on the Australian construction market right now is roof tiling. Roof tiles are available in a broad selection of materials, profiles, colours and finishes so that homeowners and other building owners can easily find something that matches their exact structure requirements. Read More 

Features to Discuss With Your Builder If You Prefer an Open Floor Plan

When having a new home built, you may have already discussed with your builder the surface materials you prefer for benchtops and flooring, preferred paint colours, the wood you want for the cabinetry and other such details. However, even with all these preferences being spelled out, you may not end up with a home that's as bright, open and airy as you expected. Note a few features to discuss with your builder if you prefer an open floor plan or a home with lots of space, light and air circulation. Read More 

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Using Trusses versus Roof Rafters

In previous years, roofs were constructed using rafters, which were built and installed onsite by a carpenter to connect the ridge board (roof peak) to the exterior wall plates and create a support for whatever exterior roofing method you choose. Today, rafters are becoming less popular because homeowners incur bigger costs in labour and lumber among many other reasons. This article discusses some of the considerations homeowners today must make when deciding what roofing system they should use. Read More 

Different Metal Roofing Materials Available In the Market

For a large number of people, the thought of metal roofing automatically means steel or aluminium roofing materials. Although steel and aluminium are some of the popular materials people will gravitate toward when purchasing metal roofing materials, it is not the only option that is available to you. Knowing what the other choices you have available would make you better placed at whittling down your metal roofing options to materials that would be suited for your individual residence. Read More 

4 Common Metal Roofing Mistakes to Avoid

Metal roofs last longer than many other types of roofing, but to ensure your metal roof lasts as long as possible, you need to be careful with it. In particular, if you are installing or repairing the roof, there are key mistakes you should try to avoid. Take a look at this list of common errors. 1. Positioning the Ridges Incorrectly With most metal roofing panels, there are ridges throughout the panel, and there are two ridges at the end of each panel. Read More