If you're thinking of renovating your garage into a living area, roofing is one of the most important factors to pay attention to. Whether you keep, repair or replace your roof during renovations will depend on the three major considerations listed here. What Condition Is the Roof Structure In? The first thing you need to consider is the current condition of your garage's roof. When you're using your garage as living space, you can't afford to have any leaks or collapses that could ruin your furnishings or hurt someone.
- Even though gutters are very often overlooked when it comes to maintaining your home, they are a very important feature that needs to be looked after. When gutters are not functioning in the correct way, damage can occur to walls, doors, windows or anything made out of wood. Therefore, it is time to carry out gutter replacement. It is important to regularly check on your guttering. They generally last for years, but certain factors can shorten their lifespan.
- Building a driveway can cost quite a bit of money; as such, it is sensible to make sure that you and your chosen contractor do not make any mistakes which could reduce the lifespan of the structure or make it harder to maintain. Here are two examples of errors that could cause these types of problems. Using an inadequate sub-base The sub-base is the material that lies directly underneath a driveway's surface material.
- The roof is an essential part of any building design, yet roofs don't often get the consideration they deserve. When planning a new building the temptation can be to focus on making the best possible use of all the floorspace and ensuring that the exterior of the property is appropriate. In consequence sometimes little attention is paid to the design of the roof, beyond ensuring that it is watertight and able to bear the required weight.
- When it comes to celebrating Christmas, Aussies do it like no other nation on the planet. While many other Christmas-celebrating nations are still wrapped up in their beds, snow falling outside, Australia is already beginning to celebrate Christmas, and in the height of summer to boot! This means Aussies get to celebrate Christmas outdoors, the opportunity of which is viewed by Brits and Americans alike with envy, as evidenced by an online survey by ALDI in December 2016.