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Information that a Good Roofing Company Proactively Provides its Customers

Information that a Good Roofing Company Proactively Provides its Customers

When you are researching the market for a roofing company that will meet your requirements, there are a number of factors you should take into consideration, is the company a registered business operation and holds the required licenses, check their references and if they provide a warranty for their work, read their testimonials and contact

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Peaked vs Flat Roof

Peaked Vs Flat Roof

If you’re planning to add new roofing to your home, it’s important that you consider all the different options. Peaked roofs come in a range of styles, including gable, cross gable & hipped (these are sloped to varying degrees). On the other hand flat roofs do not have a slope; they are available in single-ply,

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Why Customer Service is So Important in the Roofing Industry

Why Customer Service is So Important in the Roofing Industry

When customers are choosing a roofing contractor the 2 main components that they take into consideration are experience & customer service. Since roofing contractors may use similar roofing materials and installation techniques, the customer service they provide becomes one of the distinguishing factors that will help customers make their choice. As a matter of fact,

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How to Make your Metal Roof Thermally Efficient

How to Make your Metal Roof Thermally Efficient

A large number of homeowners in Australia are now opting for metal roofing made from Colorbond or Zincalume steel. There are a number of benefits to using this type of roofing but it’s important to install it as per the manufacturers’ instructions. Whether you are building a new house or re-roofing an existing one, one

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Metal Roof Best for Noise Control

What Type of Metal Roof will be Best for Noise Control

Traditionally, metal roofing was used for barns and awnings and the one thing that everyone notices about these structures is that they tend to resonate very loudly when rainfall strikes them. This is primarily due to their overall metal construction. However, over the last decade, roofing technology has advanced in a big way and has

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The Roof Colour and Heat-Efficiency Connect

The Roof Colour and Heat-Efficiency Connect

If you look at any town or city across Australia, you will find an expanse of dark or red roofs. The aesthetic is very familiar, but when it comes to the thermal efficiency of a home, it can actually be a major hindrance. We know for a fact that dark surfaces tend to absorb much

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Ballasted Roofing Systems

Roofing System Guide: Ballasted Roofing Systems

Ballasted roof systems are not really a new concept. They were installed on roofs even in the early 1970’s. They look aesthetically-appealing and installation is fast and easy. Though Ballast Roofing Systems look very similar to Built-Up Roofing Systems or BUR’s, there are certain differences. Let’s take a look at what these differences are, how

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The 5 Most Important Climate Considerations When Choosing a Long-Lasting Metal Roof

The 5 Most Important Climate Considerations When Choosing a Long-Lasting Metal Roof

If you are planning on replacing your roof, you must have researched a number of options such as slate, tile, terracotta, concrete, metal etc. Today, the latter is a very popular option and you will find a large percentage of homes and commercial establishments across Sydney and the rest of the country have metal roofing.

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How Truss Systems are Engineered to Withstand the Most Violent Storms | R.O. Steel Roofing

How Truss Systems are Engineered to Withstand the Most Violent Storms

During any windstorm, the strong wind force pushes-up against the exterior of your home. That particular force gets passed along the roof onto exterior walls and to the foundation. If this immense energy of the wind is not transferred to the surrounding ground space effectively, your home can be damaged/destroyed. To a large extent, the

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Zinc roofing and its benefits | R.O. Steel Roofing

What Is Zinc Roofing and Its Benefits?

Zinc roofing is certainly not a new introduction to the market. It has been around for quite some time and is often favored for the lovely patina it develops over time. When zinc is used as a construction material, it is typically fabricated as an alloy. In most instances, it is 99.995 percent pure zinc

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