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Control and prevent pests in your roof

The roof of your home provides a sense of shelter, security and safety. On the flip side, it can also be a haven for various rodents and pests to infest, grow and eventually create a nuisance. Pests such as possums, rats, mice and snaked are commonly found in the roofs of Australian households. Aside from jeopardising peace and quiet in the home, pests can also be a potential health hazard through the spread of disease, and may cause significant damage to your roof, electrical or plumbing works. If worse comes to worse you’ll need to call in a professional pest control service to eliminate and prevent the pests. But for now, let us look at other options of how to control and prevent pests in your roof.

For rats and mice, the most popular way of controlling them is by setting up traps.  These vary in size, capacity and dimensions to accommodate the different species of rats and mice found in roofs.  Alternatively, if you prefer chemical methods you can try sprays, baits and anticoagulants which are all effective ways to eliminate rodents from reproducing and replicating. If using chemicals ensure that you keep these out of reach of pets and children as they are poisonous. To prevent rats and mice from entering your roof, we recommend regular maintenance of the roof at least once or twice a year. This involves cleaning the external of the roof. Clearing gutters, and checking for cracked or broken tiles where pests may be able to get in.

For preventing possums from entering your roof space the method is much the same as above, regular maintenance is recommended. The thing to be mindful of is that possums are nocturnal creatures, so you need to pick an appropriate time to seal holes and gaps and set up traps in your roof so as not to seal them in. Unlike rats or mice, you don’t want to poison Possums. You could try putting spikes along fences, trimming hedges and bushes, or cutting down overgrown trees. Additionally, having a strong light source on your roof may also drive them away due to their nocturnal nature.

Birds can also become a pest if they nest in the roof.  The best way to stop them from entering is to use chicken wire, other wire systems or netting. Repellents, traps, destruction of their nest or using ultrasonic are also proven effective ways to prevent and control birds on your roof.

Snakes are also a dangerous pest that can be found anywhere in your home, including your roof, particularly during the spring and summer seasons.  Traps, repellents and sprays generally do not work in getting rid of them.  Therefore, it is important to make your property less attractive to snakes, by clearing out any rubbish or debris, trimming bushes and plants, sealing any gaps and holes, especially under doors, concrete or rocks, sealing any holes in your home and gaps around windows and doors.

Need to book a roof maintenance service in Brisbane? Call JMZ today or visit http://jmz.net.au/

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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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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.