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Choosing a roof restoration company

If your home is more than 10 years old and it hasn’t had any remodelling done over the past decade, it is likely that wear and tear is beginning to show. If the time has come to consider renovating one of the most important structural elements of your home not to be overlooked is your roof. Whilst the roof of a home provides shelter and security it is also the part of your home that is most exposed to the environment and harsh elements of sun, rain, wind and storms. Over time, the roof will begin to fade, tiles may become brittle and loose or steel roofing may begin to rust, causing leaks and damage to your ceiling. A roof restoration is an elaborate and time-consuming process. Roof coatings today are far more specialised and require a very specific application by a trained professional to maximise performance, ensuring your roof lasts for many years to come. You’ll want to make sure you hire a reputable company who will do the job right the first time. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a roof restoration company:

Choose a licensed company who employs qualified tradesmen

By hiring a fully licensed roof restoration company you’re more likely to get a quality restoration by professionals with good customer service. Check that the company employs qualified tradespeople who proudly represent their company as opposed to a company who uses independent contractors.

Ask about insurance

A roof restoration company should have the appropriate insurances to protect both themselves and their clients against any loss or damage to the property, materials and protection in the case of accident, injury or death.

Warranty

Choose a roof restoration company who offers a minimum 10-year warranty on both materials and workmanship. A dual warranty gives the customer assurance that the roof coatings and materials used are of high quality carried out by an experienced professional who knows what they’re doing.

Initial Inspection and quotes

Ensure that the roofing company thoroughly inspects your roof before supplying you with a written fixed quote. You don’t want any nasty surprises halfway through your restoration when you are already committed and can’t back out.
If your roof could use some serious TLC and is due for a roof restoration contact JMZ Roof Restorations at http://jmz.net.au/about-jmz/choosing-roof-restoration-company/ to organise an inspection and obtain a written quote.

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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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Preparing your home for sale

Before we know it, the sweet scent of Frangipani will be in the air as we head into Spring. When considering the right time to sell your home, many homeowners choose to sell in the Springtime as weather conditions are relatively settled, the temperatures are ideal (meaning no need to heat or cool the house) and the gardens are in bloom. All of these factors make Spring the ideal season to put your home on the market. Here are our biggest tips when preparing your home for sale.

Building & Pest Inspection

You don’t want any nasty surprises when it comes time for your Buyer to conduct a building and pest inspection. Any major issues could give your Buyer extra bargaining power or worse, they could pull out of the sale altogether. Consider a building & pest Inspection prior to going on the market. This will give you the opportunity to rectify any major problems with the home prior to sale.

Street Appeal

First impressions really do count. Ensure trees are trimmed, gardens are tidy and weeds removed. Keep your lawns well maintained and remove any clutter from around the yard. Restoring or re-coating your roof, driveways & pathways with a fresh modern colour can have a huge impact on the homes street appeal. A freshly restored roof alone can add tens of thousands in value to your home.

Clean & Declutter

We can’t stress this one enough. Start with de-cluttering. Pack away personal items such as photographs, children’s artwork, trophies and sports memorabilia, trinkets and ornaments, and any other items you don’t regularly use. Give the home a thorough spring clean including windows, blinds, skirtings and home appliances. Wipe down walls and doors with sugar soap, and wash insect screens. Eliminate odours from the home by cleaning or removing pet beds, rugs and freshen up kitchen & bathroom drains with a baking soda and vinegar. If you have carpet, consider professional steam cleaning to eliminate stains and odours.

Repairs and Renovations

It’s a well-known fact that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. If your kitchen or bathroom is out dated, consider renovating these rooms. If the budget doesn’t stretch that far you could re-surface the cabinetry and add a new benchtop / vanity to give a fresh clean look. Wall tiles that are still in good condition can be revitalised by re-grouting. There is a lot to be said for clean grout, it can make a bathroom look brand new again. If the home needs re-painting, choose neutral tones, the same goes for the carpet and flooring. Repair any leaking or dripping taps, or choose new tapware / fittings and fixtures.

JMZ not only provide quality roof restorations, we also re-paint and re-seal concrete driveways & pathways. If you prefer to DIY, we sell quality Globalcote exterior coatings direct to the public. Contact us for more information today!

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Globalcote Roof Membrane Coating System

When you are looking at restoring a roof, you want the job to last a long time. Any products you use need to withstand the test of time and Australia’s extreme climate conditions. The Globalcote Roof Membrane Coating System is designed and formulated by a chemist, with over 40 years of experience in the roof restoration industry, to protect your roof restoration against the harmful effects of the Australian climate. Globalcote Roof Membrane Coatings are designed and manufactured to last a long time in the harshest of environments, such as we have in parts of Australia. Globalcote roof coating is heat resistant and most heat is reflected off the coating making your home or building cooler during the hot summer months, which reduces energy consumption and lowers electricity costs.

One of the largest manufacturers in the world produces Globalcote Roof Membrane Coatings, using the highest quality pigments to ensure the restored roof has the most resistance possible to aging and signs of weathering such as fading and dis-colouration in the harsh Australian weather conditions.

As Globalcote Roof Membrane Coatings are manufactured in Australia to suit Australian conditions they are specially formulated to protect your roof restoration much longer than a conventional acrylic roof coating. The roof membrane coating is completely waterproof and dirt repellent, so roof cleaning requirements are minimal.

Made from 100% acrylic high gloss, Globalcote Roof Membrane Coatings are designed to resurface concrete roof tiles and metal roofing. According to the latest research pure acrylic roof coatings are the most resistant to ultra violet light and have the greatest durability.

Globalcote Roof Membrane coatings can be applied using a brush, roller or can be sprayed onto:

  • Concrete slab buildings
  • Brick and block construction
  • Concrete and terracotta roof tiles
  • Fibro cement sheeting

If you would like more information about the Globalcote Roof Coating system click here, or contact JMZ Roof Restorations, they provide a 10 year written warranty on the application and the product. That’s how confident they are that the Globalcote Roof Membrane Coating will outlast other conventional roof coatings on the market.

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What to Look for When Choosing a Roof Restoration Company

 

If you are looking for a quality tile roof restoration then you will need to know what to look for when choosing a roof restoration company.  There’s 8 main steps to the process. If any of these steps are missed there may be issues with your roof restoration in the future. The quality of the products used by your roof restoration company must be top quality and be able to stand the extreme climate conditions that we have here in Australia.

These are the 8 main steps to look for when you are choosing a top quality roof restoration company:

  1. Your roof should be clean at a high pressure (minimum of 3000psi) to remove all dirt, grime, moss and other roof surface contaminates that could interfere with the roof restoration re- surfacing and application of coatings.
  2. A surface applied chemical treatment should be used to sterilize the surface against any future mould and fungus growth on the tile surfaces.
  3. To ensure the job will last a long time re-bedding of any loose or damaged tiles is essential for tile roofs. All shifted or damaged ridge capping should be re-bedded when required and any broken tiles should be replaced.
  4. It is advisable that all ridge caps should be re-pointed with flexible pointing to guard against future damage to the pointing caused by movement of the roof.
  5. The application of a top quality surface sealant is essential for a good tile roof restoration job, using a top quality roof sealer to ensure maximum adhesion.
  6. The best tile roof restorations should include the hand brushed application of a top quality roof membrane, onto all ridge capping to provide the maximum weather proofing.
  7. The first coat of quality roof membrane product should achieve a complete overall coverage of the entire roof surface.
  8. The final coat roof membrane should also achieve a complete overall surface coverage of the entire roof surface.

When these steps are all part of the process offered to you for restoring your roof and the work is accompanied by a 10 year written warranty on materials and workmanship, you are onto a winner!

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