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DIY & HOME OWNER TIPS

Look at some of the newer home designs and you’ll find some beautiful parapets as part of their flat roof designs, but parapets aren’t exactly a new thing and are a recurring design throughout history. Not sure exactly what we’re talking about? Don’t worry in this post, we’ve got you covered with a brief intro to Parapet roofs.

Research shows that nearly half of all homeowners aren’t sure they’d be able to recognise asbestos if they came across it, but nearly 62% have undertaken DIY renovations, which leads to this week’s Roo Roofing blog question - can you DIY asbestos removal?

Decramastic and Pressed Metal tile roofs were popular back in 70s and 80s, but time has not be particularly kind to this style of roof. In this post, we talk about what you could do if your home still has a decramastic roof.

Whether you’re thinking of re-designing your home and roof; installing a roof on a new home; or fixing a roof that has some issues; no matter what the reason, when it comes to your roof, it’s best to get the professionals in to help. But how do you know if you’re engaging the right roofing contractor for your home? In this post, we share some of the best questions to ask your potential roofer and include some considerations to help you find a roofing contractor that can help you.

As of July 1 this year, Brisbanites can avail of the Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant. New homeowners can avail of $20,000 (a boost from $15,000 in previous years) and get their home much sooner. This will certainly help many people looking for their first home in Brisbane. One of the main parts of getting a new home is inspection time. Inspecting a potential house doesn’t just mean looking inside, it also means taking a look at its exterior. Noticing problems or issues that could arise later could save you a lot of money in the long run. In this post, we share some tips for what to look for when buying a home in Brisbane, in particular, the considerations you need to note when it comes to its roof and gutter system.

When getting a roof replacement it is sometimes difficult to determine where the overall costs come from.

As a result, it can be unsettling for homeowners to see the lump sum they owe without an explanation of why it costs that much. The truth is the costs can be attributed to a number of factors. Here are the 5 main elements influencing the costs of a roof replacement.

Gutters make sure your home is able to properly distribute both groundwater and rainwater away from your home. Without it, more and more water will seep through into your building’s foundations and walls, making them less sturdy and if your house stands on foundations made out of wood, then the additional water seepage will cause the wood to rot at a rapid pace. But what if your gutters aren’t doing what they should be doing? In this post, we share 5 signs that it’s time to replace your gutters.

Roofs are made to protect a building from the elements - rain or shine, you know you’ll be safe under a well-made roofing system, but is that all a roof can do? In this post, we share three types of roof technology that can transform your roof into something more.

While we are in the middle of winter, luckily being in the sunny state of Queensland, it is never too cold to throw an outdoor party, in fact we are already experiencing warmer weather. In this post, we encourage local Queeslanders to enjoy their outdoor entertaining areas and patios by sharing five types of outdoor parties.

Whether you are looking for a home in Brisbane or just happy browsing, it’s always interesting to see some of the top end properties in the highest price bracket. From location to features, there could be a number of reasons that inflate the price. In this post, we share 5 of the most expensive homes on the market in Brisbane CBD currently available.