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How to Cut Roof Tiles

Roof Tile Cutting How to Do you have a broken tile on your roof and have heaps of spare tiles laying around your home? At Fremantle roofing service we have but together this informative video to show you exactly how to cut and replace a roof tile correctly. For more information about roof repair please contact our team. Please be aware that roof repair and restoration can be a complex job and the advice of a professional is always advised.  The Roof Tile Cutting Process

By |2020-11-30T09:03:00+08:00November 30th, 2020|Roof Restorations|0 Comments

How to Remove Lichen From Roof Tiles

The Roof Cleaning Process Lichen does not only grow in sidewalks, pavers, decks and outside furniture. It also grows on your roof and can lead to potential water damage if left untreated. There are various ways to remove lichen from your roof with the use of vinegar, bleach and dish soap solution. It involves a lot of scrubbing, so get ready! On the other hand, professional help is still the best move to ensure that your roof is free from lichen and different types of unwanted plants. For this article, we’ll talk about the different ways to remove lichen from roof tiles and how to prevent lichen regrowth. What is a lichen? Lichen is formed when algae and fungus are in close physical contact with one another. They grow in water, air, nutrients, light and substrates. It’s no surprise your roof is one of their substrates because of the sunlight! Lichens need light to grow and reproduce. The amount of light they need also varies, which is also the main reason why they have different colours. Don’t worry too much! Lichen growth can be prevented by choosing the best type of roofing material that can inhibit its growth. Ways to Safely Remove Lichen From Roof Tiles Okay, now you know a little background about lichens. Let’s get to work! Here’s a warning: It can be quite tough to remove lichen from their substrates (surfaces) due to the symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae. In short, lichens are firmly attached to their substrates. Nevertheless, you’ve got to give it a go to [...]

Have you seen these box gutter problems?

As the name suggests, box gutters have “boxed sides” with a flat square-shaped base. It is commonly used in buildings to maintain a good drainage flow in the roof. What’s so special about box gutters? What are the common issues that you may encounter with box gutters? In this article, we’ll touch some of the underlying box gutter problems and ways to fix them. We will also discuss the importance of proper gutter installation. Before we move on Fremantle Roofing Services are expert roof restoration and repair specialists in Perth WA and we can help you with all your roofing problems. If you’re ready, let’s begin! The Importance of Gutters Out of sight, out of mind... Gutters are not usually seen, but it is one of the most vital parts of your home. Without it, you’re looking at a plethora of roof drainage issues. Unsurprisingly, gutters are one of the most overlooked parts of your home. They shouldn’t be! Gutter cleaning is important to maintain the state of your roofing system. Gutters protect the foundation of your home by diverting rainwater away. Think about it… without the rain gutters or eaves box gutters, heavy rain can penetrate the windows, doors and even the foundation of your home. It can lead to the deterioration of roof structure - and even to a collapsed roof! So, it is always best to check the guttering system of your home once in a while! Common Box Gutter Issues and How to Fix it Here are the top box gutter issues every homeowner should be aware of: Leaks Leaks occur anywhere on the box gutter, especially near the areas leading to the downspout. One for that is, the metal [...]

How to Avoid Box Gutter Problems

No matter what kind of box gutter you have, you need to prepare yourself to face some issues in the future. And hopefully prevent it, in the long run! Leaks, holes and saggy gutters are common issues that you may encounter in the future. It is essential to be aware of those issues now and prepare yourself on how to fix it when it comes. If you need help with roof repairs you can find out more here. In this article, I will share a few ideas on how to avoid potential box gutter issues which can save you from expensive repairs. Ready? Let’s begin! Focus on quality, not quantity! I can read your mind… As a thrifty homeowner, you always tend to look for cheaper deals which sometimes compromise the quality and performance of the guttering system. Cheap and low-quality gutters are associated with problems in design which can affect its performance. Undersized box guttering system can lead to potential issues such as water spills. The overflowing amount of water in the gutter can eventually penetrate the windows, doors and ceiling of your home. Such a problem can lead to deterioration of house structure if ignored for a more extended period. It is always worth investing in high-quality and affordable box gutters to avoid expensive repairs and accidents such as a collapsed roof. Get professional help. DIY box gutter installation sounds like an exciting activity to kill time during the COVID-19 quarantine period. I don’t blame homeowners for doing so… On the other hand, installation mistakes are inevitable if you do it yourself without enough training and skills. So, you need a backup to do alterations for you - which can cost a [...]

How to Install a Colorbond Roof

Congratulations on your new colorbond roof! You have made the right decision by choosing colorbond. It is an excellent choice, next to aluminium, steel and metal roofing. It is also a popular roofing choice for residential and commercial property owners because it is corrosive resistant, stylish and cost-effective. Plus it is a perfect choice for battling against the harsh Australian weather! Trivia: Did you know that colorbond is one of the most popular roofing choices in Australia? Sleek design and thermal performance are amongst the reasons why it is a popular choice for Australian homeowners. Colorbond roofing comes in various colours and sizes and is also made of top quality steel sheets making it a perfect choice for people who live in areas with a harsh climate. No wonder it's the number one choice in Australia! Colorbond Roof Installation 101 So, how do roofers install the colorbond roof? First thing first, DIY colorbond roof installation is not recommended.  A small installation mistake can lead to an eyesore and may also end up costing a lot in alterations. So, it is best to get professional help! Here's the step by step process for colorbond installation: Install the guttering and fascias. Install the sarking or roofing blanket. Layout the sheets and mark it with a chalk line. Clean the roof. Guttering and Fascias There is a wide variety of styles, sizes, designs and profiles for gutters, fascia and downpipes these can complement a colorbond roof. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer so be sure to check it properly and be content that you have made the right choice before the installation.  You can also ask the supplier for the best profile and size [...]

Roof Ventilation FAQ

Whirlybirds are the best option for proper ventilation in your home. Inadequate ventilation can lead to an uncomfortable living environment leading to mental and physical health problems. For whirlybirds installation and roof restoration in Perth, check out Fremantle Roofing Services. Get Your Free Quote What are whirlybirds? Whirlybirds are cylindrical domes that suck up hot air from the ceiling. It provides better air circulation in your ceiling and roofing system, giving your home a cooler temperature. There are two common types of whirlybirds - active and passive. Passive whirlybirds use the wind to spin the turbine while the active type is mechanically-driven. More people use the active turbine because it spins continuously despite the wind speed. Stale air can result in respiratory issues and can also become a problem for people with breathing difficulties. The uncomfortable living condition may take a toll on your health, leading to depression, anxiety and stress. Why do you need proper ventilation? Proper roof ventilation is needed not only to maintain good air quality inside your home but also to care for your roof. Poor air circulation in the roofing system can weaken some parts of your roof, leading to leaks and deteriorating structures. Proper ventilation is needed to remove the hot air that is confined in your roof. Installing whirlybirds are cost-effective and can also extend the lifespan of your roof for up to ten years. Advantages: Reduced energy consumption Whirlybirds suck up warm air into the air giving your home a cooler temperature, which means that you are less likely to use the airconditioning system. It can [...]

What’s wrong with DIY roof repairs?

Who says no to DIY roof repairs if it means cheaper cost? If you are a thrifty homeowner, you can’t say no to such a bargain! The truth is… DIY can go wrong sometimes, especially if you are uninformed of the basics of roof repairs. In reality, there is a big difference with work quality between DIY and professional roof repairs. There may be various advantages to DIY repairs; however, jeopardising roof quality and performance is relatively high. For professional roof restoration in Perth, check out Fremantle Roofing Services. You may jeopardise work quality and performance in terms of choosing the wrong material or application of wrong roofing solutions. What else could go wrong during DIY roof repairs? Get Your Free Quote Alterations Alterations are common in DIY roof repairs. Various changes are made when administering roofing solutions. Alterations are time-consuming and may affect other parts of the roofing system. It requires time to fit in your roofing materials and, in some cases, may also lead to new roofing issues. Too much alteration is inefficient. It cost a lot of money and may also jeopardise the quality of the roof. Wrong type of material The quest to finding a cheap roofing product sometimes leads to buying the wrong material. Buying the wrong material is a waste of money and a big no-no for your roof. The wrong type of roofing material or product can create further damage to your roof. It can also lessen the roof life span. However, if you have decided to go for professional roof repairs, the roofer can guide you in which type of roofing material suits your roof. It saves you time and money, [...]

By |2021-09-09T19:29:03+08:00March 16th, 2020|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

Roof Repair Hacks

 Roof repairs are essential aspects of maintaining a home. Homeowners invest in roof restorations and spend a lot of time planning for the repair. For roof restoration in Perth, check out Fremantle Roofing Services. It is not easy to maintain a roof. You need to spend a lot of time inspecting the roofing system to ensure that all damage points are covered. Professional help is highly recommended for the best results and it is always worth investing in professional roofing services. There are several easy roof repair hacks that may serve as your guide you throughout the roof repair process. Get Your Free Quote The top 5 Roof repair hacks for homeowners Clean the roof -  Clean the roof regularly or at least once a week. Keeping your roof clean can ensure better water flow in the roofing system. Remove debris and dirt from your roof. Make sure that the gutter system is clean and free from dirt. Cleaning the roof is vital to prevent blockage and leaks. The accumulation of water in your roof can lead to deteriorating materials or a collapsed roof. Repair as soon as you spot any damage - Smaller roof damages are cheaper to repair, while more significant damages are more expensive. It is wise to administer a quick fix as soon as you notice the issue. Bigger roof damage involves buying more materials and also requires more labour. Small damage includes fewer materials and less labour which can end up cheaper. Giving a solution to your roof issues as early as now can save you a lot of money. It also stops you from worrying about your family’s safety. [...]

By |2020-04-07T13:37:32+08:00February 24th, 2020|Roof Restorations|0 Comments

9 Common Roofing Materials

There are various types of roofing materials you should consider for your roof. It is important to be knowledgeable about the types of roof materials so you can choose the best one. Remember to always consider the appearance, costs, and roof structure when choosing a roofing material. For best roofing materials in Perth, contact Fremantle Roofing Services! Here 9 common types of roof materials you may consider for roof replacement and restoration: Built-up Roofing Built-up roofing is one of the most ancient choices for flat roofs with a very low pitch. It has two to four thick sheet layering with hot tar on top for durability purposes and to achieve an impenetrable roof. Asphalt Composite Shingles Asphalt composite shingles are made of fiberglass topped base with mineral and asphalt. It can be installed easily and typically comes with a 20 or 30-year warranty. Wood Shingle Wood shingle is popularly used in luxury houses because of its style and attractiveness. It is made of natural wood with thin and wedge-shaped slabs that are sawn precisely. Concrete Tile The concrete tile is a heavy roofing material that makes it suitable for homes in a windy region. It also comes in a variety of colours that can fit any home. Clay Tile The clay tile is an excellent roofing material for homes and properties located in tropical locations. It has a reddish-orange colour which is glazed and fired to create a ceramic roofing tile. Slate Shingle The [...]

By |2021-09-09T19:36:33+08:00February 3rd, 2020|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

How to change a roof tile

At Fremantle Roofing Service we are proud to help the people of Perth WA with helpful roofing tips. Below is a video that will explain in detail how to change a roof tile so you can do it without damaging your homes roof. for any other questions please contact us at P: 0400 854 758 or email Remember we are the roof restoration perth exerts you can trust for all your roofing needs.

By |2020-01-16T08:30:04+08:00January 15th, 2020|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments