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Roo Roofing’s Top Blogs from 2019

It’s been a big year at Roo Roofing! We take a look back on the blogs we shared that people loved. What was your favourite? What information did you find the most beneficial? We’d love your feedback, let us know in the comment at the bottom!

Here were our top 10...


1. A Guide to Australian Roof Types

This has been our most popular article for some time, as it touches on quintessential roof types found in Australia. Having such a diverse environment means the needs for roofing materials vary. Take a look at our quick guide to Australian Roof Types.


2. 5 of Australia's Best Renovation TV Shows

One of the biggest trends in Australia today is renovating! Planning to do a home renovation? Get inspired in this post as we share 2018's Best Renovation TV Shows.


3. Why Have a Parapet Roof?

A parapet is sometimes called a parapetto (Italian), parapeto (Spanish), breastwork, orbrustwehr (German). All of these words have similar meanings—to guard or defend (parare) the chest or breast (petto from the Latin pectus—think of the pectoral region of your body). Have a read of our popular blog to find out more.


4. Facts about Roofing Insulation for Colorbond Roofs

Colorbond roofs are known to be thermally efficient roofing materials however any metal covered roof is only as effective as its insulation. In this post, we share 3 facts about roofing insulation for Colorbond roofs.


5. Metal vs Tile Roofs

We’ve tackled this issue before but it seems there is an unending discussion on whether tiles or metal roofs are better for a home. So, in this post, we revisit the discussion and see if some of the latest advancements in roofing might change your mind.


6. Fascias, Soffits and Roof Carpentry

Soffits and fascia are the part of a roof’s structure closest to the gutters. This means that they are the first things to be damaged by water if the home’s gutters get clogged. Find out more about them in our popular blog.


7. How To Tackle Rust On Your Roof

Rust happens when the metal comes into contact with moisture in the air, causing a chemical reaction. The longer the metal is exposed, the larger the corrosion will grow. Find out how to tackle it if you find it on your roof.


8. A Closer Look at Terracotta Tile Roofs

So you’ve chosen to have a terracotta tile roof for your home - have you considered what this really means for your home? In this post, we take a closer look at Terracotta Roof tiles and cover all aspects from its history to kinds of tiles you can get and what it means for terracotta tile roof restoration.


9. Australia State by State: Your Best Insulation Options

It makes sense that one house design and type of insulating material wouldn’t suit every state; in cool climates you want to trap heat in, but in the tropics you want to keep the heat out. That’s why different wall and roof insulation options will suit different parts of the country.

Find out the best insulation option for your state in our blog.


10. Hail Damage and Your Roof

While our homes are usually the best place to bunker down, it doesn't mean that they’re impervious to hail damage. In particular, our roofs can be substantially damaged - whether initially visible or not.


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