When it comes time to choose a roofing material, many people simply choose asphalt because it is the cheapest upfront. Slate receives relatively little consideration because its initial cost is so much higher. However, that extra cost is not for naught. Slate roofs are priced higher because they are worth the extra cost in several ways: It will likely last for the rest of the life of your home. Soft slate roofs last for between 50 and 125 years, while hard slate roofs can last for 200 years or more.
9 June 2015
DIY magazines and TV shows may highlight the very best in interior home renovations, but it isn't just the inside that counts. Exterior home renovations can not only spruce up the way that your home appears, but also add to the resale value of your property. Whether you hire a professional contractor or plan on rolling up your sleeves, here are five ways to get the job done. 1. Replace Your Windows - Modern window fittings can complement the exterior of your home nicely while simultaneously keeping the interior better insulated.
24 March 2015
Flat roofs are among the most popular options for residential and single storey commercial buildings. Unfortunately, these roofs have needs that the building owner may not know about, and this lack of knowledge can lead to an increased likelihood of experiencing problems. Luckily, informing yourself about the following questions and answers will likely make it easier for you to help your flat roof avoid problems and stay in great condition for as long possible.
19 March 2015
The green movement is abuzz with different ways to stop humanity's impact on the earth, and this green fever has spread to nearly every industry in the world -- even the roofing industry. There are dozens of styles of roofs, but how do you know which one will be the best for the environment? If you're trying to pick out a green roof for your new home, here's what you need to know.
10 March 2015