Why Black Roofing Is On The Hit List
Dark roofs may be a popular roofing solution, however do they contribute to increased heating within a suburb? Interestingly, some Perth developers have now banned dark roof colours in many of their developments sighting the Urban heat island effect. One angry grandmother has decided to champion the cause by calling upon the State Government to make legislative changes to assist with the problem.
The State Government Environmental Protection Agency has forecast that heat wave related deaths in Perth will double by 2050. Continue reading
Gutter Maintenance Equals Prevention
Rain gutter maintenance is one of the most important home maintenance jobs to perform on the outside of your property. Neglecting gutter maintenance might result in damage and costly repairs of the soffit, fascia, house wall (exterior and interior), roof decking surfaces, and other structures surrounding your property.
Rain gutters have to be cleaned more regularly if there are trees surrounding your home or in neighboring yards. During the autumn, when those trees begin shedding their leaves, you may need to have the gutters cleaned several times.
Make sure to perform your closing gutter and downspout maintenance / check-up by the end of the autumn, when all tree leaves have evaporated. Assess your downspouts – the most effective way to figure out how your gutters are performing is to always go outside during the rain. Continue reading