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All about Gutters and Downpipes

06.26.2018

Picture this, you’ve been living in your home for 5 to 10 years now, and not once have you investigated your gutters or downpipes. Given that they are an essential component of your roofing, it’s worth understanding what they are, how to maintain them and what to do if they get damaged. Here’s our handy guide to everything you need to know about your gutters and downpipes so that you can ensure your home is maintained well and your roof, gutters and downpipes reach their maximum...

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How to Choose the Right Colour for your Roof

06.13.2018

Choosing the right colour for your roof can be a bit confusing. You have multiple choices of colour, and you obviously want to achieve a perfect look. You may be surprised to learn, however, that there are also a few possible technical issues, in terms of energy efficiency, as well. We are going to give you a few tips to simplify the selection process. Colour Choices Colour choices are basically a matter of matching your roof colour to the colour of your exterior. In theory, you can simply match...

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Are Solar Panels Worth All the Fuss?

05.24.2018

Over the last ten years, solar panels have become increasingly popular in Australian households. There was a surge in solar panels as government rebates provided an incentive for many to build or renovate their home with solar panels. While many of these rebates no longer exist, solar panels remain an attractive feature in any home. The question is, are solar panels really worth your time and money? We’ll let you in on the answers in this article.   The Advantages of Solar Panels Solar...

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Staying Safe on the Roof

05.15.2018

Roof accidents have some of the highest statistics of home injuries. Many people don’t realise that the safety precautions to being on the roof extend beyond making sure your ladder is safe. In almost all situations, it’s best to bring in the professionals. If you do plan on climbing high, here’s what you should know about staying safe on your roof.   Dress Appropriately for the Job If you’re going to be up on the roof for hours at a time, it’s essential that you...

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Common Roofing Problems and Their Solutions

04.26.2018

It doesn’t matter what your roof type is, they all share a common list of issues that can affect the structural integrity of your home. Thankfully, common problems usually come with solutions, or they can completely be avoided with routine maintenance and repair. Knowing what common problems you might face means you’ll be able to identify and fix the problem before a minor nuisance turns into a major one. In this article, we’re discussing some common roofing problems and how to...

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DIY Roofing vs. Professional Roof Repairs

03.12.2018

DIY Roofing Vs Professional Roof Repairs Remember that roof leak you keep forgetting to fix until the next time the Gold Coast is hit with a heavy storm? Perhaps, there’s that gutter you keep forgetting to clean or maybe your roof is damaged from old age and pests. At this point, you’ll be wondering whether to DIY your roof repair or bring in the professionals. When it comes to making the decision over whether to DIY your repair or get it done by the experts, here’s what you should...

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A Roof for All Seasons

02.27.2018

A Roof for All Seasons No matter where you live in Australia, it’s common to experience four seasons in one day, and all types of weather can affect your roof. There can also be harsh summers and long winters. In the Gold Coast, while we’re lucky to have beautiful weather a lot of the time, seasonal weather can make an impact on your roofing system. It’s important to maintain your roof all year ‘round to ensure you don’t get any nasty surprises that will end up costing...

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Roof Checks When Buying a New Home

11.23.2017

Roof Checks When Buying a New Home When purchasing a property, it’s vital to carry out a thorough building inspection first, and this must include the roof. At Hamilton Roofing, we recommend arranging a visit by professional contractors, but there are a number of checks you can carry out yourself during an initial inspection. Gutters  Guttering may look fine from ground level, but it could turn out to be damaged under closer inspection. Make sure to check gutters from their top side to...

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How to Choose the Right Roof

10.05.2017

A new roof is a significant investment and choosing the right solution for your property requires thorough research. Whether you’re replacing old and damaged materials, or updating your roof for cosmetic reasons as part of home renovations, you’ll want to make sure you’re fully informed regarding what’s available and which options are best for your individual needs. Below are our 5 top considerations for choosing the right roof:   Durability Before embarking on a roofing...

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How to Look After Your Gutters

09.07.2017

Gutters and downpipes are an important part of the protection your roof provides. Healthy gutters can be easily maintained and should last for a long time, but when problems are neglected, damage can spread and you may need to replace the whole system.  Follow our tips below to protect your home by looking after your gutters:   Inspect Regularly The best way to know what kind of shape your gutters are in is to check them out! Rather than waiting until you notice a problem, try to check...

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How to Protect Your Roof Against Bad Weather

08.18.2017

Having to carry out emergency repairs on your roof after damage from storms, rain or severe wind is expensive and stressful. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can avoid having to deal with this, which will keep your roof in great condition year round. Follow our recommendations below to protect the roof over your head:   Insulate If your roof is not insulated then you have less to protect you from the elements. In addition, this means that the roof space and ceiling will be much colder...

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Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

07.13.2017

More often than not roofs are largely forgotten about until something is wrong. The roof is one of the most important protective aspects of a home, and yet can be one of the most neglected. The costs of continual repairs on an older roof can really add up, so making the decision to undergo a full replacement can be a wise investment for the future, to keep your family safe and protected as well as giving your home an exterior makeover. Here are some key signs that it’s time to replace your...

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How to Find the Right Roofing Contractor

06.18.2017

The roof of your home or business is what protects you and your possessions from the elements and as such choosing a reliable roofing contractor to complete any works is crucial. When making this kind of significant investment, you need to be sure that your money is safe and the work will be of a high standard. Finding a contractor who is trustworthy, reputable and professional may sound tricky but by following our advice below you can be sure you’re making an informed decision. Choose Local...

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How To Spot A Leak In Your Roof And When You Should Call A Professional

05.02.2016

When it comes to protecting your home against everything that nature has to offer, your roof is on the frontline of defense. It will be the first thing that the sun strikes and the first point of contact when the rain comes down. With the roof being such an essential element in your home’s protection, it’s important to keep it safe! A leaking roof can cause serious problems for your home, but thankfully, there are ways to spot a leak before the damage is done. Today we’re going...

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The Top 5 Reasons You Should Replace Your Old Roof For A New Insulated One

04.01.2016

The roof is one of the most important yet most neglected parts of the home. Year after year, roofs are left to take care of themselves, as they age, break, and accumulate wear and tear. While this isn’t a good look for your house, there are plenty of functional reasons why you should upgrade your roof also. If you have an uninsulated roof then your household’s costs, general comfort, and even your greenhouse emissions could be higher than they need to be. These aren’t the only...

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