Jane Simpson

Things a Roof Truss Supplier Wants You to Know

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A roof truss is defined as a structural framework made from timber. This is designed to fit in the space above the room and to provide support for the roof. Roof truss suppliers offer a lot of designs depending on several factors. Below are some of the things your roof truss supplier wants you to know while building your home: What to Consider When Choosing a Truss Design – When selecting the perfect roof truss to fit your house frame, there are several factors you need to look into.

24 October 2017

How to Prepare Your Drains For Winter

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Every year, it is important that you take steps to prepare your home for winter. While your first thought might be about how to improve the insulation and lighting in your home, it is also important that you do not forget your roof. One area of your home which is particularly vulnerable during the winter months is the gutters. Below is a guide to the steps you need to take to prepare the gutters on your home for winter.

22 June 2017

What to Discuss With Your Contractor About Roof Trusses

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Roof trusses are a good way of exposing the ceiling of a home and making the space seem larger and even grander. Trusses are built in a triangle and used to hold up the weight of a house, so you can remove the ceiling and keep the beams and upper areas of the house exposed. This can also open up the first floor of a home, as you may be able to remove load-bearing walls under the trusses, allowing for an open floor plan.

23 May 2017

Dos and Don'ts When Painting Your Metal Roofing

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If your metal roofing is looking worse for wear, a fresh coat of paint may be all it needs to spruce up its appearance. However, an assumption some people make is that to do this you simply need to grab the first can of paint you come across and get to painting. In reality, there are several considerations to bear in mind to make sure that you do not make mistakes that would compromise your paint job.

16 May 2017

When It May Be Time to Get a New Roof Installed on Your Home

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Getting a new roof isn't always as expensive as you might assume, and it can mean saving money on your utility costs over the years. A new roof or needed repairs will also protect your home's framework from potential water damage, mould and the like. You never want to wait until your home's roof actually caves in or is missing a large number of shingles to consider getting a new roof installed; note when it may be time to talk to a roofer about a reroofing job for your home.

21 April 2017

Why You Should Consider Getting a Metal Roof

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Many people think a metal roof is not a good idea because the look would be too industrial for their home, or it might make a lot of noise when it rains. But the fact is, there are options for both of these concerns and many others. Metal roofs are high-quality roofs that can withstand a lot of elements that other materials can't. Here are some different reasons to consider getting a metal roof.

17 April 2017

Roof Repairs: Telltale Signs That Your Roof Urgently Requires Them

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While your roof is designed for longevity, it does not imply that it will be immune to damages. As your roof ages, it starts to succumb to the effects of direct exposure to the various weather patterns, which can affect the structure of your roof in various ways. Some of the damages include making it brittle, the formation of cracks and overall degradation. Therefore, it is prudent for all homeowners to know how to spot the early signs of disrepair so that the underlying problem is addressed before it gets a chance to become severely aggravated.

5 April 2017

Five Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy an Environmentally Friendly Roof

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If the environment is important to you, you probably look for ways to minimise your environmental impact with every purchasing decision you make. When you make a big decision, such as which type of roof to install, you should also keep the environment in mind. To guide you toward the right roof, here are some questions you should ask your contractor. 1. What Is the Lifespan of the Roof? Different types of roofing materials last varying amounts of time, and the longer your roof may last, the better it is for the environment.

30 March 2017

Is a Metal Roof the Right Option for Your Home?

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A metal roof has many advantages over standard asphalt shingles and other such choices, but some homeowners still aren't sure if it's the right choice for their home. If you are thinking of having a new roof installed, note a few considerations about a metal roof and then discuss this option with a roofing contractor so you make the best decision for your home. Appearance A panel roof is just as it sounds; large panels of metal are crimped every few inches or centimetres to create trenches for water runoff, but the panels will look like metal.

28 March 2017

Can You Repair Your Roof or Is It Time for a Replacement?

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Replacing an entire roof can be a very expensive job, which is why many homeowners try to put it off as long as possible. Many roof repair jobs can keep your roof working as it should to protect your home, and making these repairs as needed can mean reducing the risk of damage that would necessitate an entirely new roof. However, there may be times when it's best to simply have the roof replaced entirely rather than repairing small areas.

21 August 2015