Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

When you look up, you may see the occasional magpie, pigeon or sparrow perched comfortably on your roof. Individually, these birds shouldn’t cause too many problems. They’ll likely fly away as soon as they see a predator or a source of food. However, if you see an entire flock of birds nesting on your roof, you have a problem. Despite their small size, birds wreak havoc on your roof. Their feathers clog your gutters and downpipes, increasing the likelihood of leaks. Their faeces contain acid strong enough to eat through many materials, including metal, wood and asphalt. And their tiny claws...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

During rainy weather, you might worry a lot about your roof. You might wonder if the shingles will keep water out of your attic. Or perhaps you doubt whether the gutters and downspouts will adequately redirect the rain away from your home. But during sunny weather, you might not give your roof a second thought. After all, if you feel comfortable basking in the heat, surely your roof will, too. But did you know that the sun can cause just as much damage as the rain? 1. UV Radiation The sun emits more than the light we see; it also gives off UV radiation....

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

Home emergencies can happen at any time or anywhere. A pipe may burst. A casserole might catch fire. Or the electricity may fail. But these emergencies don’t have to catch you off guard. When you plan and prepare for accidents, you can respond quickly to minimise the damage. And you can go to bed confidently each night knowing that you don’t have to act like a helpless victim. So if your roof were to collapse or if a falling tree limb were to crash into your home, would you know what to do? To help you prepare for this home emergency, follow these...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

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 has a huge variety of colours that you can choose from. Here are six of the characteristics you may consider when narrowing down your colour choices. 1. Architecture While most forms of architecture don’t dictate...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

O’Boyles Roof Plumbing offers the best in Colorbond roofing and guttering installation. You complete all the minor to-dos on your annual cleaning checklist: washing, waxing, dusting, mopping and organising. You’re now left with the whopper. A to-do you’ve avoided for a few years in a row. It’s time to clean your roof. Although it may seem like a time-wasting chore, basic roof cleaning actually comes with a number of benefits, including the following: Restores beauty of your home Prevents animal invasion Prevents rot and mould We’ve outlined a few roof cleaning tips so you can keep your roof in prime condition for the...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

Treat your roof plumber like a candidate for a job interview You wouldn’t purchase the first house you see before researching the property and neighbourhood, so when it comes to choosing who to service your roof, it’s best not to rush into any decisions. Roof plumbing is a specialised field, with its own regulations and areas of expertise. Whether you are building a new home or renovating existing premises, it’s important to choose the right person for the task. There is never a shortage of roof plumbers in Melbourne, but before you engage with just any tradesperson, take the time to sit down...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

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...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

Most metal roof installations can be completed in a few days. So you’ve made the decision to install a beautiful metal roof over your property. Or perhaps you’re still on the fence, so to speak, and want to know what sort of installation process you’re in for. We’re here to help. While there is no ‘one size fits all’ timeframe for installing a metal roof, there is a definite step-by-step process. Understanding this process will help you make your final decision. Metal roofing is a smart choice because it’s environmentally friendly and thermally efficient. It helps keep you cool in summer and cosy...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

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...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

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....