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How COLORBOND saves you from metal roofing plumbing problems

What do you think of when you hear the words “metal roof?” Chances are it’ll bring up one of three uniquely Australian images: Rusted inner-city suburbs Old warehouse or factory buildings Worn out farmhouses and barns While we’re big proponents of metal roofing, we’re not going to deny that to most people, the myth of the rusty metal roof persists, even to this day. Needless to say, this is completely wrong! Don’t listen to the myths - contrary to popular belief, modern metal roofing is extremely resistant to rust. In particular, COLORBOND metal roofing. Find out how this durable metal [...]

2019-09-20T09:20:53+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|Metal roofing|

New metal roof installation? Our roof plumbers share 4 planning errors

As we’re sure you know, metal roof installation (or any construction, really) is a big, tough job. It needs to be thoroughly planned to ensure that your roof is built properly and goes the distance. Make no mistake, good planning is crucial. The problem is that, well, it’s a big job. Your metal roofing plan needs to go over a lot of different things. As such, it’s easy to get lost. And that means the potential for mistakes, some small, some large, some catastrophic!   Mistake #1: Assuming that all metal roofing is the same Take our word for it, [...]

2019-09-20T09:21:05+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Metal roofing|

How do metal roofing repairs protect you from unwanted house guests?

The thought of living in your roof mightn’t be very attractive to you - however, for many others your roof is the equivalent of a 5-star hotel! Over the years, Watermaster’s roof plumbers have faced many types of roofs and associated problems. We’ve seen a lot of different types of roofing damage - including more than our fair share of unwelcome guests squatting in roofs all over Melbourne. You’d be surprised by what might be living in your roof. Here are just a handful of roof dwellers we’ve seen over the years, and how roof repairs keep unwanted creatures out. [...]

2019-09-23T01:55:12+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Metal roofing|

4 signs you need metal roofing repairs in Melbourne

There are plenty of reasons to opt for metal roofing installation over traditional materials like tile. One of which is metal’s strength and durability, which is equal to or better than tile - particularly impressive when you consider the dramatically lower weight! Make no mistake, metal roofing is tough. However, it isn’t invincible. Just like any other material, metal roofing installation includes a regular maintenance responsibility. It’s nowhere near as common or intensive as tile, but it’s still something you need to think about. Fail to do so, and you may be forced to shift your attention from maintenance to [...]

2019-09-20T09:22:51+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Metal roofing|

Why metal roofing installation is perfect for weird and complicated roofs

Every roofing installation job comes with its own unique challenges. However, some are stranger than others! Got a weird, unique or complicated roof? Building a roof with a weird or unique shape offers unique problems. Roof angles, out-there shapes and curves can test architects, engineers and roof installers alike. Luckily for you, one of the (many) benefits of metal roofing installation is that it’s the perfect choice for weird, unconventional and complicated roofing jobs.   Metal roofing installation: the perfect choice for... Flat roofs You’d think flat roofing would be easy to instal, right? Unfortunately, that’s wrong - in fact, [...]

2019-09-20T09:23:18+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Metal roofing|

How to choose the perfect colour for your metal roof installation

There are plenty of decisions you’ll need to make when opting for a new roof installation: Material: you’ll want a roof that stands the test of time Cost: set a budget and stick to it Weight: some roofing materials are heavier Of course, it’s also important that your roof looks fantastic too! When it comes to your home, appearances matter. And since your roof is also one of the first things visitors and neighbours will see when they look at your house, it needs to look great. And that brings us to the question of colour. What colour is best [...]

2019-09-20T07:26:51+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Metal roofing|

A metal roofing installation expert explains the importance of ventilation

You’ve started noticing dirty looking spots all over your home. Mould, algae and fungus levels are off the chart. Your house feels way more humid than it should be. You’ve looked everywhere to find the source of the problem, but you can’t find any leaks or cracks to pin the blame on. We’ll tell you why. It’s because your humidity and mould problems aren’t anything to do with your home… rather, it’s an issue with your roof ventilation!   The role of metal roof ventilation in your home If you ask us, roof ventilation is an underrated part of your [...]

2019-09-20T07:37:46+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Metal roofing|

Which material should you use for your metal roofing installation?

It’s easy to assume that all metal roofing materials are the same. After all, it’s just metal - how different could it be? And the answer to that question is, well, very! Metal roofing has a long history (which you can read about here). During that time, people have experimented with all sorts of different metals, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.   Copper Rust occurs when iron inside a metal combines chemically with oxygen. Luckily for you, copper contains zero traces of iron. The upshot? If you get a copper roof for your metal roofing installation, you won’t [...]

2019-09-20T09:23:49+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Metal roofing|

Why metal roofing installation is perfect for solar panels

With the environmental awareness on the rist, solar panel installation is. Combine that with falling prices and greater energy-efficiency than ever before, and it’s no wonder solar panels are appearing on more and more Aussie roofs! You might be one of them. If so, you’re making the right decision not just by the environment, but by your wallet too. Of course, just like any other major home improvement project or big change to your building plan, there are a lot of things that go into planning for solar panels. On top of no-brainers like sunlight and shade, you’ll also need [...]

2019-09-20T09:24:18+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Metal roofing|

Take a trip back in time: metal roofing installation through history

While metal roofing installation is popular worldwide, no country has taken to it quite as much as us! Metal roofing is an iconic piece of Australiana - so much so that it was actually featured in the opening ceremony for the Sydney Olympics (who knew?!) But how did metal roofing reach this point?   Take a trip back in time: metal roofing before the industrial age Here’s a nifty little fact we stumbled on while crawling the web: did you know that the very first vending machines were invented almost 2000 years ago in ancient Greece? We know, it caught [...]

2019-09-20T09:24:32+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Metal roofing|