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How often should you clean your gutters? A roof plumber explains

If you ask our roof plumbers in Melbourne, your roof doesn't get enough credit. And a lot of that comes from simply not knowing the ins and outs about how your roof is constructed. Because of this, not many realise that their roof is more than just a layer of sheet metal or tile - it’s an entire system, with different parts and components that all work together to help keep you comfortable and dry, made up of: Your roof itself Insulation that keeps the temperature comfortable Sarking that acts as a moisture barrier and prevents excess moisture buildup Gutters [...]

2020-07-08T02:50:54+00:00 July 10th, 2020|Gutter repairs, Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Roof leak? Our roof plumbers explain what you need to do!

Drip. Drip. Drip Uh-oh. Not another leaking tap? Not quite… No, this time, the leak isn’t coming from your sink. So, where is it then? Here’s a tip: look up. Roof leaks are one of the worst things that can happen to your home. You shouldn’t need a roof plumber to tell you that - your roof is meant to keep the weather out, after all, and if it’s leaking, something is seriously wrong! So your roof, after many years of faithful service, has decided to spring a leak. What should you do next? Our roof plumbers explain why roof [...]

2020-06-29T02:08:18+00:00 June 29th, 2020|Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Can you install a new metal roof on top of an old one?

When it comes to metal roof installation, our team of roof plumbers in Melbourne get a lot of common questions. A lot of these questions revolve around heat (not an issue) or noise (a non-issue nowadays). Sometimes however, we get some more out-there queries. For example, you’d be surprised how many people ask whether it’s possible to install a new metal roof directly over an old one. You may be chuckling to yourself. “Who would ask something like that? Of course reroofing requires you to strip the old one first.” Yeah, about that… we think the following information might surprise [...]

2020-06-17T22:38:14+00:00 June 17th, 2020|Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Stay comfy and control your home’s temperature with a new metal roof

Metal roofing installation can bring many good things to your home. For example, your home’s curb value will shoot - dare we say it - through the roof (pun intended!) Despite all the good that a new metal roof can bring to your home however, many people worry that it may also bring some less-welcome things into your home. In particular, many homeowners wonder that metal roofing will bring in too much heat - the last thing they want happening during Australia’s brutal summers. It’s a myth of course - however, it’s a persistent one that we constantly find ourselves [...]

2020-06-07T23:35:22+00:00 June 7th, 2020|Metal roofing|

A roof plumber in Melbourne explains metal roofing installation standards

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Responsible for protecting your home from the outside elements, it puts up with a lot of pressure over its lifetime. While a certain degree of wear is natural, you’ll want your roof to last as long as possible keeping out the weather, heat and more. Luckily, Australian building codes lay out strict standards for metal roofing installation in order to ensure that your roof continues to keep your home safe and comfortable! But what are these standards, anyway? You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for [...]

2020-06-01T22:37:52+00:00 May 30th, 2020|Gutter repairs, Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Does new metal roof installation lower your insurance premiums?

As with all things insurance, it’s hard to give a definitive answer regarding your premiums. It all depends on your: Policy Assessor Property That being said however, there is a chance that by choosing metal roof installation or replacing your old roof with a new metal roof, you could bring your insurance premiums down. First thing’s first: metal roofing will NOT increase your insurance premiums When assessing your insurance premiums and excess, insurers look at your risk. The higher they rate your risk, the more you’ll have to pay and the higher your excess will be. Many people assume that [...]

2020-05-21T06:52:02+00:00 May 21st, 2020|Gutter repairs, Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Do you need metal roofing repairs after hail?

We may not have snow here in Melbourne like our friends up in the mountains - but you know what Melbourne does have plenty of come winter? Hail! And unlike snow, it isn’t soft,  it’s noisy, and it never sticks around long enough to turn our homes into winter wonderlands. The worst part? In many cases, hail also leaves damage in its wake. We’ve all heard the stories about smashed windows, dented car hoods and other types of damage caused by severe hailstorms. If you’re building a house in Melbourne and are up to the stage where you’re thinking about [...]

2020-05-15T03:20:23+00:00 May 14th, 2020|Metal roofing|

5 reasons why you should choose commercial metal roofing

Metal roofing: the number one roofing choice for large commercial properties in Melbourne. Just go to any primarily industrial suburb, and you’ll see a sea of metal roofs. But why is metal so in-demand for commercial buildings, factories and warehouses? Is there anything that makes metal inherently better for these applications than other roofing materials? We’re glad you asked! Today, we’re taking a dive into why so many commercial and industrial properties opt for metal roofing installation in Melbourne. 5 reasons why metal roofing is the best choice for commercial roofing A good roof is an essential investment for any [...]

2020-05-15T03:35:44+00:00 April 30th, 2020|Metal roofing|

Does my metal roofing installation in Melbourne need an underlayer?

Today’s metal roofs aren’t just a layer of metal sheeting - rather, they use a system of different layers, all of which work together to keep the weather out and ensure that your home is comfortable and secure for decades. We’ve talked about sarking and insulation before. However, there’s another layer to your new metal roof that’s also essential for a strong house foundation and structure. Underlayments are essential - they’re also frequently overlooked by homeowners. Roof underlayments are a part of metal roofing installation in Melbourne that doesn’t often get a lot of air time. In fact, oftentimes they’re [...]

2020-04-23T03:35:35+00:00 April 23rd, 2020|Metal roofing|

Does colour matter when it comes to choosing your new metal roof?

If you’ve gone shopping for a fridge (or any household appliance) recently, you’ve probably noticed that each appliance in the store now carries a 10-star energy efficiency rating. What you may not have known is that each house in Australia is also rated on the same 10-star scale. In fact, new construction needs to meet a minimum 6-star rating if it’s to be approved! There are a range of different factors that go into rating your home’s efficiency: House design Ventilation Orientation and windows And of course, one of the things that’s looked at when evaluating your home’s efficiency? If [...]

2020-04-27T09:40:56+00:00 April 17th, 2020|Metal roofing|