Shedding Granules on Asphalt Shingles20200218012338

Shedding Granules on Asphalt Shingles

The granules in asphalt shingles make them more pliable. They are also more resistant to thermal cracking from sun exposure, and hail damage to a grea...
How to Walk on Concrete Roof Tiles Carefully20200212020420

How to Walk on Concrete Roof Tiles Carefully

Concrete and other roof tiles hang over a framework to which their upper ends attach with nails. Their lower ends rest on the upper ends of the tiles ...
Ten Mistakes with Shingles to Avoid20200208110734

Ten Mistakes with Shingles to Avoid

A shingle roof comprises literally hundreds of small tiles. Laying them correctly needs special care, because you only need one mistake to have a pote...
Combining Roof and Gutter Replacement20200131064100

Combining Roof and Gutter Replacement

There may be good reasons for combining roof and gutter replacement. The roof goes up faster when there are no gutters in the way, and you can colour-...
How to Choose the Best Siding Colour20200121213118

How to Choose the Best Siding Colour

Choosing the right combination of tints is a watershed decision. That’s because you can’t change the colour of vinyl, or easily match the robustness o...
6 Tips for Re-Siding Your Home20200115000901

6 Tips for Re-Siding Your Home

There is a great saying in our workshop ‘measure twice, cut once’. In other words, be sure you know what you want, before you do it. Not wasting mater...
Attaching Siding the Correct Way to Studs20200108000540

Attaching Siding the Correct Way to Studs

There’s actually quite a lot to know about what goes on behind siding. First, there’s a network of 2×4 or 2×6 timber ‘studs’ forming a frame...
Can You Get a Cheaper Roof Job in Winter?20191231051235

Can You Get a Cheaper Roof Job in Winter?

Folk sometimes call us for a winter roof repair or replacement expecting a cheaper job. They seem to expect us to work for less in low season. Then we...
Correctly Replacing James Hardie Siding20191223010552

Correctly Replacing James Hardie Siding

Installing James Hardie fibre-cement siding is relatively simple on straight runs because the overlaps between strips largely seal the joints. However...
New Gutters Do Not Repair Poor Roofs20191218053201

New Gutters Do Not Repair Poor Roofs

Roofs are there to receive precipitation, and manage the moisture so it does not penetrate the roof space, and the living space below. A gutter needs ...
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