Famously known for its flat Outback, Australia also has some of the most beautiful mountain terrains with seemingly infinite space suitable for breathtakingly beautiful homes. However, owning an alpine home means accepting the harsh climate realities of intense sunlight, gusty winds, bush fires and occasional hailstorms. Whether you are planning to build your forever home in the cascading ranges of the Currumbin Valley or the abruptly rising hills of Glass House Mountains, here are the best roofing materials for a laid-back mountain home comfort.
6 May 2019
During your home renovations and remodelling, one of the areas that may need your focus is the roofing. The most common choice is to go with an asphalt roofing material. Though asphalt tiles are common, there are many other options. One of the options you may not have heard of is fibre cement. Here are some reasons you should consider fibre cement for your roofing material. You can get fibre cement roofing materials from your roofing contractor or have the contractor install the roofing for you.
18 December 2018
Unless you have a river of water gushing through the roof of your home, it can be quite hard to know if you need to replace your roof or not. If the roof starts leaking, it might be more likely that you'll just fix the leak and don't think twice about it. There are, however, some signs that can tell you when you have bigger problems that do actually need your entire roof replaced or a roof restoration.
24 September 2018
Your roof has quite a responsibility for your home all year round. Not only does it protect your home from the elements, but it also helps to keep the heat in and the pests out. If your roof is showing any sign of damage or disrepair, arranging timely roof repairs could actually save you money in the long run in both repair and energy costs. Many roofing problems can get worse over time, resulting in an expensive roof repair or even an entire roof replacement.
17 April 2018
Standing seam metal roofs are very popular in commercial setups. They are great because they represent durability, sustainability and eco-friendliness. The only problem which is common for these roofs is that, at times, they fall victim to the attachment of essential equipment which typically rests on the rooftop. Ideally, the top of the roof should be clear from any clutter or unnecessary equipment. However, it might be impossible to eliminate everything from the top of the roof, such as HVAC units, satellite dishes and lightning arrestors.
30 January 2018
Imagine you are relaxing with your family and suddenly part of your roof caves in. Such an incident can be traumatizing and lead to significant damage to your home. Such accidents can arise because of weaknesses in the timber trusses which support the roof of your building. As such, any slight defect on the timber trusses poses a danger to your family. There are several smart ways that you can use to make sure that your timber trusses last longer.
20 October 2017
Roof trusses are triangulated, prefabricated wood or metal structures which are built at a factory according to manufacturer's specifications and then shipped to your construction site and placed using a crane once the wall structure is complete. Prefabricated trusses from a roof truss supplier have become increasingly popular as a construction option compared with conventional stick-framing, where dimensional lumber is used and each board is individually measured, cut and fixed together.
23 August 2017