Shelly Holland

  • Property Flipping Questions: Should You Replace an Asbestos Roof?

    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.
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  • How to Tell if Your Guttering May Be Causing Roof Damage

    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.
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  • Two reasons why you should move out of your home whilst its roof is being restored

    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.
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  • Asbestos Roof Removal and Asbestos Roof Replacement

    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.
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  • Answering Some Common Questions About Timber Framing and Trusses for a Home

    Timber framing and trusses for a home can make the structure look rugged and rustic, as well as open and airy. Timber framing and roof trusses are also very strong, so a house is less likely to settle and shift over time when you choose this style and material for its construction. If you've considered timber framing trusses for your home, or enjoy timber features in a home's interior, note a few questions you might have about this material.
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  • Common Fibre Cement Installation Mistakes to Avoid

    Many homeowners opt to install fibre cement siding when they are renovating their homes. But some of those homeowners make costly mistakes during such DIY installation projects, which leads to poor results. Below are major mistakes that you should avoid making when you are installing fibre cement siding on the exterior of your home. Nailing Mistakes Some homeowners make the mistake of placing nails very close to the bottoms or edges of the siding.
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  • Symptoms of Hail Damage on Your Roofing

    When it comes to roof damage, the most common form that homeowners pay particular attention is water damage, which is unsurprising considering that precipitation can cause a host of conditions ranging from corrosion, decay and more. Nevertheless, this does not mean that hail damage is not a serious concern too. Spotting the signs of damage can mean the difference between minor repairs and entire replacement. So what are some of the symptoms of hail damage to be wary of?
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  • Answering Your Questions About Timber Framing for a Home

    Timber frames refer to a home's framework being made from very large, solid timber beams as opposed to smaller studs. Very often this timber framing is left exposed so that the home has a rustic look, but it can also be covered with standard drywall and other such materials. If you're having a new home built, and are wondering if timber framing is a good choice for its overall structure, note a few questions you might have about this material, and this can help you decide if it's the right choice for you.
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  • Time to Choose a Roofing Product for Your Home?

    With a whole raft of roofing products being offered out there, deciding which type of roof to put up on your house can be rather overwhelming. But with the right information and budget, choosing a roof that's suited to your home shouldn't be a big problem.  Here are a number of key things to ponder over when choosing roofing material for your home: Cost involved. Roofing products come in different prices.
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  • Factors to Consider Before Using Protecting Coatings on Your Roof

    A building's roofing system is a costly investment and an integral part if the structure, and it is essential to protect it and optimize its functionality. One of the best ways to achieve this is by applying protective roof coatings to it. Roof coatings are membranes that are applied to a roof's surface and the surrounding fixtures to seal, waterproof, and protect them from inclement weather. Before applying these coatings, it is essential to consider the following factors which will help in maximizing the performance of the coatings.
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