Roofing News / 27.08.2019

How to Choose the Best Colour for Your Metal & Colorbond Roof Re-roofing your home or choosing the roof for a new house represents an important investment of your time and resources. You work hard to ensure that the roof you choose will keep your home dry and energy efficient. But your roof should also improve your home’s aesthetic appearance and property value. One of the most important factors to these secondary purposes is the colour of your roof. Fortunately, metal roofing and Colorbond roofing has a huge variety of colours that you can choose from. Here are six of the characteristics you may...

Roofing News / 05.08.2019

There are three golden rules for metal roof maintenance. Whether you already have a metal roof or intend to get one installed, you probably have a couple of questions in mind. Questions like, how much maintenance is going to be involved? Can you clean it yourself, or should you enlist the help of professionals? And just how often should cleaning and repairs happen, anyway? These are all good questions, and in this article, we intend to put your mind at ease by answering them. The good news Generally speaking, a properly installed metal roof will last the lifetime of your home – think 60+ years....

Roofing News / 27.06.2019

Everything you need to know about re-roofing. If you’re thinking about getting a new roof, you’re probably thinking about whether to go for traditional tiles or a metal roof. It’s a big decision. Your roof is, after all, the most important part of your home’s structure. It’s the covering which provides protection from the elements; which prevents water, wind and hurricane damage; and stops wild animals from entering your home. There are more types and styles of roofing available today than ever before. From natural materials like slate and wood, to manmade products such as asphalt shingles and sheet metal, the different...

Roofing News / 12.05.2019

How to minimise fading of your Colorbond roofing The short answer to the question, “does Colorbond fade?” is that yes, eventually it does. But the good news is that it’s still more colourfast than most other roofing materials and there are a steps you can take to minimise how much your roofing fades. How well you maintain your roof Like anything that is not given time and attention, your Colorbond roof will fade if not looked after properly. Old photos left in the sun will fade; old paint also fades. So whether or not your Colorbond fades over time will in part be...

Roofing News / 27.04.2019

Reduce your impact on the environment and cut your energy bills. We hear a lot about the sustainability movement these days. We know sustainability’s not just a buzzword, either — from carrying a reusable keep cup to use for our takeaway coffee to installing solar panels to harness the sun’s power, we’re all embracing eco-friendly lifestyles. Some of the ways we can bring energy-efficient solutions into our homes and businesses are obvious. We can update our old energy-guzzling hot water system with a modern, energy-saving unit, and we can cut out daily bad habits like boiling a full kettle for a single...

Roofing News / 25.02.2019

Roof gutters do more than make a structure look stylish. They perform important functions that help keep homes dry, yards looking nice, and foundations dry. Mark O’Boyle, owner of O’Boyle’s Roof Plumbing, noted that many clients wait too long before having their gutters checked and repaired and it’s a mistake that can lead to expensive repairs. Gutters last for many years, but eventually they begin to rust, flake and leak. If installation wasn’t performed properly or regular maintenance lapses, they can even tear away from the home or business. O’Boyle’s works with gutters made of Colorbond®, Zincalume® BlueSteel and galvanized in...

Roofing News / 14.01.2019

Roofs can begin to leak for any number of reasons. O’Boyle’s Roof Plumbing, have noted that roof damage often goes unnoticed until significant damage has already occurred. Damage and the need for roof repairs has a myriad of causes encompassing hail, old or poorly installed gutter systems, punctures from branches, and a build-up of debris on the roof or in the gutters. Other sources of damage include shrinkage, lack of regular maintenance, and improper installations. By the time the owner observes that there’s a problem, extensive damage to the roof and underlying structure has already taken place. O’Boyle’s specializes in metal roofing...

Roofing News / 13.12.2018

Damage to a roof can occur in a variety of ways, from hailstorms, branches and extreme winds, to wildlife, faulty gutters and poor maintenance. Past repairs that have not been carried out properly can also damage a roof, as can shrinkage and the build-up of debris Even a small amount of damage to a non-metal roof can spread quickly and end up requiring extensive repairs. The problem is compounded because roof damage often occurs and results in significant damage long before a home or business owner is aware that a problem even exists. When a gutter is not working properly, the water...

Roofing News / 07.11.2018

Hiring a roof plumber to fix a leaky roof can be a daunting process and it becomes even more frustrating and inconvenient if home or business owners have to retain the services of multiple companies to get the job completed. The best solution is to hire a single firm that’s experienced and qualified to perform repairs on the roof and gutters. Customers often hire a roof plumber, only to discover that they specialize in one style of roof, don’t do gutters, or don’t offer the right roof colours. Hiring a roof plumber with broad expertise ensures that a single company will...

Roofing News / 24.10.2018

The benefits of calling a roof plumber at the first sign of a roof problem can’t be overstated, but many individuals simply contact the first roofing company that pops up during an online search. A home or business is a major investment, and O’Boyles Roof Plumbing, a leader in the industry, advises individuals to consider multiple factors when choosing the best contractor for their home or business. A roof plumber should be able to provide multiple services for a one-stop solution that doesn’t require hiring different contractors. The roofer should have the knowledge and experience to install a completely new roof...