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- Why is Metal Roofing Gaining Popularity?02.12.2013see more
More and more homes and commercial buildings are now considering metal roofs because the keyword is “investment”. Most roofing systems have recurring expenses whereas a properly installed metal roofing system will be serving and protecting the homeowner for a lifetime, and has warranties behind it to support this claim. As you start to realise the numerous benefits of metal roofing, you too will want one. Here are a few of the important ones: Strength & Durability Roofing materials with limited life tend to wear and tear from the forces of nature. But, the durability and strength of metal roofing makes it invulnerable to damage from natural elements. A metal roof stands up to strong winds and weather conditions and is extremely fire resistant. Remember: The roof is the first and most crucial defense component on your home. Energy Efficient Apart from protecting homes from the elements of nature, metal roofs also help to insulate homes during winters and reflect heat during summers, resulting in substantial savings in energy costs. Financial Benefits The roof is a significant factor in increasing the value of a property and lowering insurance premiums. No homeowner enjoys substantial ongoing expenses, especially ones associated with roofing. With metal roofing, you can have peace of mind knowing that your roof requires less maintenance and the cost of that maintenance is minimal. Aesthetic Qualities Metal roofs look attractive and will add curb appeal to your home or building. Metal roof design, style, and, colour selections make it suitable in any neighbourhood. Moreover, the flexibility of this product enables its full integration with most construction materials. When looking at the benefits metal roofing has to offer, it becomes difficult to consider the alternatives. Strong Life serves residents all over Melbourne with metal roofing installation that is durable, beautiful, energy efficient, and most importantly saves you money. To obtain a free assessment and quote, give us a call today on (03) 9310 4455.
- Strong Life Gutters and Roofing December Newsletter 201301.12.2013see more
The time has come for us to sign off on another year and to take a break and reflect on the year that was 2013. 2013 has been a prosperous year for us. We would like to give thanks for our success and hope that 2014 will be as generous as this year has been. For those of you who had the team at Strong Life undertake a gutter replacement, roller shutter installation, roof restoration or roof replacement this year we hope that you are continuing to enjoy the benefits that a home improvement such as this can bring to your home – both aesthetically and functionally. We would also like to remind all customers that our office is closed from Friday 20th December and will reopen on Monday 6th January. However during this time do not forget you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all our latest news, events and promotions. Finally, we would like to give everyone our best wishes and blessings for 2014. Please be safe during the holiday time and take care of your loved ones. Kind Regards, Todd Jordan
- What is a box gutter?26.11.2013see more
Gutters and downpipes are an integral part of the roofing system. If you are building a new home or replacing your existing gutters, you should know your various options for gutter styles to choose from. Box gutters are one of those options that you may have heard of but do not know much about. We have put together everything you need to know about box gutters. Typically, a box gutter is trapped into the middle or edge of the roof for feeding rainwater and disposing it through the drainpipe. Box gutters are concealed from view behind other elements, such as high-sided fascia board – so that you cannot see them when you look at a house. It is important to construct box gutters using high quality materials such as stainless steel. Different colour choices are also available in box gutters, but because they are concealed, the choice of colour may not really concern you. About Box Gutters A good box gutter also has an emergency overflow facility which directs overflow externally to the building during blockages or heavy rainfall. Without this overflow facility, the water will go straight into the roof cavity and will cause a number of problems for the homeowner. For additional protection, you can also install a gutter guard to prevent leaves and debris from blocking the gutter. Box gutters are subjected to extra wear, therefore their material selection is equal to or better than the roofing material. Because flat roofs, larger complex roofs, and other architectural building features make it difficult for the rainwater to drain out directly to the external perimeter of the roof, box gutters make a viable option in these instances. Box gutters are great but make sure you hire an experienced roofing company to install them and to maintain the integrity of your home. Call the team at Strong Life on (03) 9310 4455. We can help you select the right box gutters and fit them to a professional standard on your home.
- Gutter Cleaning: The Dangers of a Clogged Gutter26.11.2013see more
Some people are too lazy to clean their gutters. They find it a hassle to get the ladder, put it up to the roof and start clearing the guttering. So, what is the big deal? Why is it important to clean your gutters? The answer is quite simple. It is a must if you want to protect your property. Experts recommend cleaning the gutters at least twice a year – if you fall short of time to perform this task, you should hire a professional to do it for you. Here are the risks associated with having a blockage in your gutter system. Bad for Your Roof One of the many dangers of clogged gutters is the damage it causes to your roof. When your gutters are filled with water for a period of time, it causes rust and damage to your roof. In few cases, the materials supporting the roof may also be damaged, which can cause the roof to fall apart. Aside from replacing your roof, you might even end up replacing some important sections of the interior. Bad for Your Basement An overflowing gutter that allows water to pool at the foundation of your home can contribute to a wet basement. Even if you do not have a basement, you can still have problems with your foundation. Significant amounts of water can cause the foundation to crack and therefore allow water to enter your home through those cracks where it can cause mould growth. Repairing a cracked foundation can cost you a fortune; you’re better off keeping your gutters clean. Bad for Your Health Water pooling in gutters can be dangerous to your health, as pooling water can attract mosquitoes. Clogged gutters are one of the most ideal breeding sites for mosquitoes; therefore it is important to remove any pooling water on roofs or around structures. Bad for Your Wallet As mentioned earlier, clogged gutters left unmaintained can be harmful for your home and your health. Keeping your gutter clean can prevent your wallet from suffering in the long term. Don't allow your gutters to remain clogged. Let Strong Life install a proper gutter drainage system for your home. We pride ourselves on providing Melbourne homeowners with quick and effective gutter solutions. For a free Quote call us now on (03) 9310 4455.