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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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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.