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Choosing the right materials for your new roof

When it comes to choosing a new roof for your home, you should consider your options carefully. Choosing the right materials for your new roof is important. You will need to consider What shape you want the roof to be, what materials should you use, how to choose the right colour, whether or not to install solar panels or a whirly bird.

A new roof is a huge investment and not something you want to change regularly. For this reason, when choosing a new roof, you need to make sure it will be built to last and stand the test of time. This is where your most important decision comes in to play, what materials should I use? The most common roofing materials in Australia are Concrete Tiles, Terracotta Tiles, and Metal / Colorbond Roofing.

Concrete tiles have been used for well over 100 years and generally have a lifespan of up to 50 years if well maintained. Concrete tiles are a good, budget friendly option as they are strong and can withstand harsh climate conditions. Regular maintenance is essential and in its lifetime the roof will require restoration / re-painting.

Steel or Metal Roofing these days is a fabulous option. It is lightweight very strong and will last for years. Most steel roofing today is finished with colour that resists chipping peeling or cracking and comes in a huge range of colours lasting a minimum of 25 years.

Traditional terracotta tiles can last up to 70 years and will withstand the test of time, requiring a lot less maintenance that a concrete tile. Terracotta tiles have a coating that helps withstand UV rays and the colour doesn’t fade unlike concrete or steel.

Whether you are building new or replacing a weathered roof, make sure you do the research and consider all of your options, and remember regular maintenance of your new roof will keep it looking new for decades to come.

Talk to JMZ about our roof maintenance solutions on 1300 76 00 76.

No substitute for quality

When it pays off to stick to a reputable company

While you might be tempted with an offer of a cheaper rate or the thought of saving cash by doing it yourself, sometimes you cannot beat the quality, care and service provided by a reputable company that has been in the industry for many years.

By engaging in the services of a reputable company, you are more or less purchasing an insurance policy for any project that you have been considering.

It happens in the news all the time, many trusting individuals and families have been caught out by the allure of cheaper costs only to find out that the work is of less superior quality, a dodgy material has been used, or trades that walk off the job leaving it incomplete, each case making the changes dangerous.

We have even heard that in some cases the work has not or maybe never will be started, and some dishonest person has run off with your hard earned cash.

Another reason why you should also engage with a reputable business is peace of mind, while you and your mates might be capable of doing the job with your handyman knowledge, you could potentially harm yourself or your property if things do go wrong.

Even if things do go wrong and you have used a reputable business, it will be ok as reputable companies are insured for a wide range of accidents, mishaps and unforeseen disasters that may occur on the worksite.

We here at JMZ Roofing take absolute pride in our name, and with that pride comes the assurance that our work is done with the best materials and expertly completed by a trade qualified staff members with years of individual and combined experience.

So why not contact one of Queensland’s most reputable roofing repair and restoration companies JMZ Roof Restorations, for superior service without the hassle or the large expense, click here.

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Roof Restoration: exterior painting is a facelift for your home

Whether you house is looking a bit worse for wear, or you want a new look to your current house. A fresh coat of paint is always a great step to gaining that facelift for your home! But don’t bypass the roof in the renovation as it too provides additional benefits.

We here at JMZ Roof Restorations have come up with a quick guide to help you decided what is the best option for you and your home.

First of all product, start off with a high-quality paint or acrylic paint. You will then want to decide on a colour, unfortunately if your house is made from brick it may be difficult to change colours, however depending on the colour set of your brick veneer you will be able to paint the roof, guttering, down pipes and other exterior fittings.

By choosing a complimentary colour to brighten up your house, you will effectively add street appeal which will certainly improve the overall property value. We recommend sticking with neutral colours as they are more likely to please yourself and appeal to the visual aesthetics for passers-by and potential future buyers.

Lastly for a better finish on all your painting jobs, this largely depends on the existing surface and the condition of the exterior areas being painted. We always recommend that you clean, sand and remove as many impurities as it is possible to have a paint coating that is bubble free, clean and most importantly long lasting.

Our teams of professionals at JMZ Roof Restorations know how important it is to get the job done the first time, every time. We offer a range of services from roof restorations for metal, tiled and terracotta roofs, to roof repairs and re-roofing your house, alongside a range of other services from exterior painting to driveway resealing.

Contact one of our friendly staff members today to discuss the best options for you and your home’s roof, click here.

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Benefits of installing a skylight!

Do you feel like a dark cloud is always over your home? Maybe the quality of your home life would improve if you simply had more light coming through the lounge room, hallway, kitchen or living areas. Then you may wish to consider the benefits of installing a skylight for you and your property.

Skylights are ideal for the following five reasons:

1. Natural Lighting – even though its in the name, skylights help your home capture and utilise all the natural light that is provided during the day. By allowing that natural light to come in provides that homely vibe and overall brighter spaces.

2. Extra Lighting – some houses during the day may not get much natural light due to obstruction of the sun by trees or neighbouring properties. A skylight is an excellent option if current windows aren’t working as efficiently as they should be.

3. Going Green – by installing skylights, you will use less electricity than before removing the need to flick lights on and off all day, which means you will notice a reduction in your electricity bill, not only is this great on your back pocket but it is also perfect for the environment with your house using less electricity.

4. Value of your Property – Generally speaking, skylights (especially if they are installed for dark areas in the home) will only add value to your property, as it improves the overall aesthetic of the house and will attract homebuyers as the walk into a naturally well-lit homely environment with the bonus of green energy for them too.

5. Health Improvements – It has been proven humans need sunlight everyday to improve our quality of life, by installing a skylight you are bringing the natural benefits of filtered sunlight directly to you and your family.

If you decide a skylight would be perfect for you and would like to have installed for your property get in touch with the JMZ team. We aren’t just about skylights either we are your local roofing specialists offering services from roof painting and restoration, done by our qualified and professional tradesmen, your home will be in the best of care so contact JMZ Roof Restoration today, click here.

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Leaking Ceiling or Roof – What may be causing this?

Do you have signs of a leaking ceiling or roof? Sooner or later it is going to happen; weather or prolonged heavy rain may reveal your roof or ceilings overall condition.  This will most likely appear in the form of a leak or crack. Being able to identify the cause is imperative to avoid extensive damage that could cost you thousands of dollars.So what may be causing this?

The main perpetrator for leaks and cracks is simply an old roof that hasn’t been maintained. Over time, roofing materials deteriorate from continual expansion and contraction, and extreme weather conditions. The fierce Aussie sun can cause tiles to become brittle, and steel roof surfaces can buckle in the heat eventually allowing rainwater to enter through the gaps.

If you have recently installed a skylight (either DIY or through a contractor) this could also be a contributor to the cause. Improper installation of a skylight can cause long-term damage to your ceiling by allowing moisture and condensation to occur over time.

Another possibility could be your gutters over flowing with organic debris. A blocked channel can cause rainwater meant for the drains to spill over and cause damage to your roof or ceiling.

All of these issues are difficult for the novice DIY homeowner to fix, and improper repairs can cause even further damage. This is why it’s best to leave it to the experts and call in a professional.

JMZ Roof Restoration specializes in roof restoration, roof repairs, and roof maintenance treatments. We will make sure these issues don’t occur again in the future with regular maintenance check ups and expert advice you can trust. Call JMZ today on 1300 76 00 76 or click here for a quote today.

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Is your roof storm ready?

Storms are coming thick and fast this summer, and with the plentiful supply of good quality rain, it’s important to ensure your roof is in prime condition.  Is your roof storm ready? Are you struggling with water leaks, rusty guttering or the threat of loose tiles moving?  Here are a few tips to ensure your roof with withstand our summer storms.

Look for any signs of water damage, mould, or leaks.  Once the roof has reached this stage it means that your roof restoration is well overdue and in urgent need of repairs.  Water damage can be extremely destructive to your home, so never delay having your roof repaired, especially if there are any signs of water penetrating your home.

Roof tiles and iron sheets are extremely vulnerable during a storm if they aren’t secure or have any signs of damage.  The strong force of winds could result in major damage to your home with the loss of your roof in a storm.  Rooves deteriorate with age, screws may by rusty and need replacing for sheeted roofing and new sealants applied for tiles.

The guttering of the home also needs to be inspected; leaves cleaned out and checked for any signs of rust.

It is advisable to seek the support of professionals to conduct a thorough inspection of the roof condition and carry out roof restoration work to prevent your home being damaged during our wild storms.

JMZ Roofing offer prompt and professional services to cater for all roofing requirements.  It is advisable to call in the professionals to inspect and repair your roof.  JMZ Roofing have the right safety equipment required for working at heights and the specialised knowledge, tools and products to perform the job to the highest of standards.

If you are unsure if your roof is storm ready, then contact JMZ Roofing for an inspection.

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Prepare your roof to be ready for fire and storm season

With all the warnings we have already been hearing of regarding Queensland’s heatwaves this summer, ensure you are prepared for the storm and fire season which is now upon our doorstep. It is essential to be prepared now as temperatures have already started to rise and the risks of storms and fires have increased dramatically. There are a few simple steps to take now, especially with Christmas fast approaching to be ready this summer.

Inspect your roof for any signs of wear, look for any loose tiles or sheeting, rusty screws or indications that your roof may be at risk of leaking. The summer storms really put our roof to the test, and if there are any areas of concern, you can guarantee that the Qld summer storms are going to reveal any problems and put you at risk of having water damage into your home from these problems with your roof. Preventing such issues by inspecting the roof and having problems repaired urgently will save a great deal of hassle and potentially extra expenses.

Additionally now is the time to carry out maintenance of gutters as leaves and debris may have accumulated since last summer. Clear the gutters out and inspect their condition. Leaves and other dry material that builds up in the gutters are a dangerous fire hazard. As such any trees or overhanging branches should also be trimmed to reduce the risk that the fire and storm season brings.

JMZ roofing professionals can perform high pressure cleaning and roof restoration work where required. Make it your weekend project to ensure your roof and guttering is ready for the coming heatwaves and associated fire and storm season. JMZ roofing will gladly assist you with any roof restoration requirements.

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Care and maintenance after a roof restoration

The roof is such a large and important part of the home’s structural integrity. An investment in restoration services ensures your home will be protected and will bring your roof back to life again. Care and maintenance after a roof restoration will extend the life of the roof restoration and ensure you don’t void any warranties through misuse or neglect.

Top tips in protecting your roof after having a roof restoration include:

  1. Inspect the roof regularly to ensure it is in good condition. Ideally an inspection should be conducted twice a year. Avoid walking on the roof where possible. It is advised to ensure the right equipment is always used such a firmly braced ladder and the correct safety equipment used.
  2. Check guttering and ensure it is free of any leaves or other debris. It’s important to always ensure your guttering and downpipes are working effectively to ensure water is being drained away from the roof. Blocked water can cause mould and algae to grow. Remove anything trapped and ensure all drainage is in good working order.
  3. Keep trees maintained that are around the home. Branches should be well trimmed and kept well away from the house to avoid leaves and branches falling onto the roof and into guttering.
  4. Check the integrity of flashings around chimneys, vents, skylights.
  5. Carry out regular roof cleaning to maintain its surface. With any roof cleaning make sure you adhere to the recommended cleaning procedures provided by the roof restoration company, ensure the suitability of cleaning materials used, and do not use any harsh equipment that may scratch or damage the roof surface. Any sheltered areas of the roof that are not cleaned by rainfall will need particular attention to control growth of organic material.
  6. Pest and animal droppings can be problematic for paint, particularly if acidic. Remove any build up of bird, bat or animal droppings.
  7. A maintenance application of paint after a period of around ten years is advisable to once again restore the roof’s lustre.

Your roof restoration will last a long time if well maintained. By following these recommendations in caring for your resurfaced roof you will ensure it is maintained in prime condition for many years to come and your warranty will remain effective. For additional information on roof restoration requirements contact JMZ Roofing, click here.

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Roof Restoration in time for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, which means so too is a dramatic change in our weather. The Australian Summer is very harsh and our homes need to be in prime condition to stand up to all that our climate throws at us. If your roof is looking worse for wear, then now is a great time for a roof restoration in time for summer.

Summer brings thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and strong winds. It’s wise to protect your home to prevent further deterioration. If the roof is not in prime condition and faces these harsh climatic conditions, it will be susceptible to tiles dislodging, roof sheeting lifting, water leaking, mouldy ceilings, and damage to the home’s structure.

Roof restoration is more cost effective than replacement. Attending to roof maintenance, means that many problems can be prevented or corrected before they become a more costly problem. Guttering may need cleaning out, the build up of dirt and grime removed and any roofing problems attended to. Resealing and painting the roof will ensure your home is weather-proof and ready for the summer. Roof maintenance extends the life of your existing roof and avoids the need for costly total roof replacement jobs. There is also the chance that insurance companies may not accept a damage claim in the case where the roof was not well maintained regularly.

Roof restoration is not only smart and practical, it also significantly improves and transforms the overall presentation of the outside of the home, and by doing it now it will be well noticed by all as we all get outside again and enjoy the warmer weather.

Have a discussion with the team at JMZ Roofing. They are highly experienced and ready to take on your roof restoration job and have your home Summer ready.

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Improve the value of your home through roof restoration

Wanting to standout in the real estate market when the time comes to sell; or perhaps you are wanting to enhance the look and appeal of the place you call home? You can simply and easily improve the value of your home considerably through roof restoration.

A tired and old roof lacks appeal, it can leak, and worse still reduce the structural stability of the home. Roof restoration is the process of bringing your roof alive again. It involves inspection, cleaning, sterilising, repairing, sealing, protecting and coating the roof which not only serves a cosmetic purpose but most importantly a functional one as well. It is an effective way to breathe fresh new life into your previously tired looking home and reseal and protect what is perhaps your most valuable asset.

The competitive real estate market requires your home to standout. Roof restoration creates an aesthetic appearance to attract attention through its street appeal. Buyers will have an appreciation for the new look of the home and knowledge that the roof is structurally good and in perfect condition without the need to carry out repairs in the near future. The value of the property can increase by thousands of dollars, and a well maintained and appealing home is going to attract more buyers for a faster sale.

Signs that your home is in need of restoration include a faded roof, broken or missing tiles, dirt, grime, mould and water leaks. If this sounds like your home, you may benefit from looking into the benefits and value that roof restoration offers. Contact the team at JMZ roofing to discuss a quote and find out about their 10 year material and workmanship warranty, click here.