Property Flipping Questions: Should You Replace an Asbestos Roof?
20 November 2018
If you've recently bought a property to restore and sell, then you want to keep your costs as low as possible. The less you spend on the house, the more money you make when you sell it again.
If you've been told that the house's roof is made from asbestos, then you may not be sure whether to take the roof down and replace it. This isn't a small job and it will increase your budget, but it is worth doing.
How to Tell if Your Guttering May Be Causing Roof Damage
8 September 2018
The main purpose of guttering is to direct water away from your walls and foundations, which prevents it soaking in and causing structural damage during rainfall. That's not the only job your gutters do, however — they also help keep the rain off your roof, which prevents problems like leaks and sagging.
This can be a problem, however, in that it's not always obvious that there's damage developing in your roof unless there's a leak, and even then it's difficult to know what's causing it.
Two reasons why you should move out of your home whilst its roof is being restored
17 April 2018
Whilst it is technically possible to live in your home whilst a roofer restores its roof, it is not necessarily a good idea. Read on to find out why you may be better off moving into temporary accommodation for the duration of the roof restoration process.
To prevent delays
If you decide to remain in your house throughout the course of the roof restoration, there is a chance that your roofer may require more time to complete their work than if you had decided to move out.
Asbestos Roof Removal and Asbestos Roof Replacement
26 January 2018
There was a time when asbestos roofs were the popular choice for many homeowners in various parts of the world. It is only recently, when the adverse effects of asbestos were discovered that it became unpopular and authorities began "asbestos control" measures. For instance, it is in 2001 that the WorkSafe Western Australia authority designated asbestos as hazardous. This means that only roofers that have been licensed by WorkSafe are allowed to carry out any asbestos related work such as asbestos roof replacement, in Australia.