Whether your roof is old or new, there are a number of things that can put your roof's integrity at risk. From wild weather to animals and poor maintenance, you need to take care of your roof for it to be able to take care of you.
There’s plenty of unique roof shapes all over the world, with endless innovations of design and function. But some builders and architects go one step further and build their unusual designs with even more unusual materials.
Have you ever watched those house hunter shows? The ones where the featured couple have to pick from three or four locations? Upon inspection, there is certainly a lot to look out for to ensure the home they choose is in tip top condition, and if not, what they may need to do to make it so, once they’ve got it. In this post, we share some roof considerations when buying your first home (and even your succeeding home buys too).
When you look up at house, do you think ‘Hmm, I wonder how they put the roof on top?’ most probably you don’t, but at the same time looking around your neighbourhood there are roofs everywhere - roofing is a highly risky profession. Considering all the kneeling and bending, not to mention the risk of working off ground level. In this post, we look at some of the real hazards that face Australian roofers proving the point that proper roofing should never be diy.
Home renovation has been a huge trend these past few years, but what if you’re running out of space to make that dream home office or guest room you’ve been planning? First, look at what you already have, chancers are you might already have more than enough space than you first thought. In this post, if you’re considering renovating your attic, we talk about some factors to consider and show you some inspirations for attic conversions that truly make use of untapped roof space.
The Inuits of Canada were onto something when they first got into insulating their homes. Icy domes, also known as igloos, enabled the comfort and warmth of up to 16 degrees Celsius - doesn’t sound too warm but putting it perspective, outside temperatures got as cold as -45 degrees Celsius! Tracing back through history, we can see these homes as one of the first shelters that considered insulation. Constructed from whalebone and hides these homes paved the way for modern technology to catapult homes in both colder and warmer regions to provide optimal conditions to live in. Insulation keeps the heat outside during summer, and helps to trap valuable warmth indoors when it’s freezing outside, this lessens the need for any additional heating or cooling.
In this post, we take a look at some modern roofs around the world that, as we talked about in an earlier blog, show roofs these days do more than just provide shelter over a building’s occupants, they also improve the energy efficiency of a building and serve as whole new area for a building. From roof replacement and roof restorationsto roof designs from the get go, these buildings are stellar examples of how much roofing has evolved.