Rite Price Roofing https://ritepriceroofing.com.au Just another WordPress site Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:56:38 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/elemento-ap-southeast-2-media-prod/ritepriceroofing/wp-content/uploads/media/2020/01/cropped-siteicon-32x32.png Rite Price Roofing https://ritepriceroofing.com.au 32 32 Roofing: How to get your roof summer ready https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/roofing-how-to-get-your-roof-summer-ready/ https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/roofing-how-to-get-your-roof-summer-ready/#respond Mon, 16 Dec 2019 02:54:28 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=15606 As the summer months roll in, so do the summer storms and all of the other elements can cause issues with your roof. To make sure you are ready for summer, there are a few simple steps to make sure your roof is in great shape, and you don’t need to worry about the elements […]

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As the summer months roll in, so do the summer storms and all of the other elements can cause issues with your roof. To make sure you are ready for summer, there are a few simple steps to make sure your roof is in great shape, and you don’t need to worry about the elements causing you stress.

While in Australia we don’t really have to worry about snow, we really do need to worry about the sun’s harsh rays, roof damage caused by winds and the elements and also any upkeep that could cause issues should there be a summer storm including hail, lightning or a heavy downpour.

To ensure your roof is in the best condition, it’s a great idea to check it on a regular basis to have the peace of mind your property is protected and you don’t need to worry about your roof in the event of a storm or summer weather event. Carry out regular checks of your roof to make sure you know of anything that needs repair or maintenance

Often one of the biggest issues when it comes to roof maintenance are the small issues that turn into big issues when left unattended. The same goes for your roof, if you conduct regular checks of your roof and see there is damage or you have a cracked tile or shingle, you can attend to the matter quickly and effectively, so that the issues don’t spread or cause a greater concern such as leaking or worse still long-term damage such as damp or mould.

Checking your roof tiles, shingles or sheet metal is quick and easy and you can inspect for any concerns you might need fixed ahead of the summer months.

There are professional roof inspectors that can inspect and repair while they are up on your roof, saving you time and money on repair bills. Clear out your gutters and ensure your roof is tidy and free from debris.

Like any area of your house, if you have debris or your roof isn’t tidy, this could wind up causing issues for your roof. Any leaves, dirt, branches or debris that is stuck in your down pipes, guttering or on your roof can cause issues and if you want to make sure that water is safely draining off your roof, you will need to ensure you regularly check and clear your roof from any debris.

The roof has a specific purpose and ensuring the space is clear and free form tree branches and leaves will allow your roof to perform its job year-round. Not only this, in summer there are often electrical storms and lighting and having a roof that is free from debris is a great way to ensure your roof is not at risk in a storm of being damaged.

Keep an eye out for rust on your roof

Something to keep an eye out for on your roof is rust, as the metal on your roof including gutters and drains can runt and might need replacing from time to time. If you have solar panels, there might also be rust on your metal components, so carry out regular checks to make sure you are happy with the condition of your roof ahead of the summer months in particular.

Summer rain can cause issues – repair your roof as issues are found

If you do find any maintenance concern in your checks and maintenance of your roof, be sure to attend to them straight away. Leaving your repairs for another time can be costly if you do have a summer storm and your roof is further damaged. Keep in mind that your home and contents are at stake and your roof should be safe and secure at all times.

Trim back any trees that are near your roof

A simple and effective way to make sure your roof is ready for summer is to trim back any overhanging trees to ensure your property is safe and you won’t have fallen branches on your roof during a storm. While it is great to have some shade on your roof, the branches, twigs, leaves and debris can be problematic, so clearing and trimming back is essential on a regular basis.

To find out more about how to get your roof in great shape for summer speak with your local roofing expert today. Arrange a free quote and repairs to ensure your roof and home is ready for the summer months.

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What you need to know about tile roof that will save you a lot of money. https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/what-you-need-to-know-about-tile-roof-that-will-save-you-a-lot-of-money/ Sun, 15 Dec 2019 14:23:30 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=4207 The post What you need to know about tile roof that will save you a lot of money. appeared first on Rite Price Roofing.

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Tiles are durable, and most will last over a century. It is rare to have problems with anything on a large scale unless the roof tiles were installed incorrectly or the tiles are of low quality, and that is why we always recommend that anyone in South Australia should contact Rite Price Roofing in any matters of roofing.

This reputable company leans on decades of valuable experience in roofing using tiles, and all types. They understand family needs and wants more than any roofing companies in Adelaide and the entire South Australia because they are family business too. Rite price roofing will never indulge in low quality roofing materials, because the success of rite price is strongly rooted in the quality of the materials they use for Adelaide and South Australian homes in general. Also they employ the best roofing professionals available in Australia. Most of they employees have outstanding experience in roofing that spans decades.

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Every homeowner you meet will tell you that house is an investment that last a life time and roofing is part of your house investment, if you go with the best roofing company, your investment is sure to last you a life time, and while you will spend more initially on a tile roof, over time they can be very cost-effective making your investment worthwhile. Moss and algae won’t eat through a tile roof very quickly, certainly not as easily as with a wood shake roof. And most of the time, tile roof repair is not as urgent in nature as it is for other materials (if they are built by rite price roofing company that is).

Although not every roofing company knows this or perhaps will tell you this truth but because tile roofs are expensive to install, it is much better to repair the tiles than replace the roof. This simple truth can save you lots of money.

Common issues with Tile Roofs

Although Tile Roofing is one of the most durable roofing options, this method of roofing also come with it own disadvantages just like any good thing would. The most common two problems with tile roofs are cracked or broken tiles and debris buildup, this two problems may look like a game changer but by taking diligent precautions they can be avoided or prolonged, and I’m using the word prolonged because nothing good last forever so if any roofing company tells you that your roof no matter what method of roofing you have chosen will last your till the end of time; they are lying, as simple as that. Now the question is what are the precautionary steps that will prolong the life of your tile roof.

How do I make my tile roofing last me a lifetime.

If you have made this article this far, this is the point where you want to give it your 100% focus. The first thing to do in order to prolong the life span of your tile roof is cleaning. Although your tile roof may look all shinning the day it was built but as time goes by, the ash Australian weather will start showing it unforgivable mother nature power on it, debris of leaves will start to decay on it, trees will overhang on it creating shaded potion which then give decaying mechanism an affordable opportunity to thrive.

At this point, cleaning the debris as with all roof maintenance will be your salvation. Also by keeping overhanging trees cut back to reduce shade and debris will give your tile roof a good fresh air. Most importantly this will slow the development of moss and algae and reduce buildup of debris. To inhibit moss growth you can fit a copper wire net to the ridgeline. Water running over the copper will reduce the amount of moss that grows below it. (If you collect rainwater for drinking, do not use this method.)

Build up of moss and debris in the slots between the tiles can cause water to back up under the tiles. When this happens, it can be difficult to determine the source of a leak. Tiles hang on long strips of wood that run horizontally, so water that gets behind the tiles can follow the boards and cause a leak in another area. Valley sections of the roof are particularly prone to this problem, and should be cleaned every year.

Pressure washing is the most safe and effective way to clean moss and algae, and is recommended by the Tile Roof Institute. At rite price roofing, we have the best equipment for this type of cleaning and it requires an expert to carry it out effectively.

Your tiles, as we all know extreme weather conditions such as high winds or large hail can damage it. Now fixing and replacing broken tiles can be very detrimental too if it’s not being handled by highly experienced professionals from rite price roofing. This is because during the fixing or installation process of your tile roof, the person fixing it must find a way to walk around on the roof, however when walking on the roof, you must ensure that you are walking on planks or a roof ladder.

If you walk directly on the tiles, they will break. If your roof starts shedding undamaged tiles for no apparent reason, it could be that the installer used cheap galvanized nails instead of copper or stainless steel, which we will never encourage at rite price roofing due to our high standard. In this case, relaying all the tiles with the proper nails is the only solution. Some tiles can be repaired with silicon sealant or adhesive. To replace a tile, pry up the tile just above the broken one.

Break the damaged tile into smaller pieces and carefully remove them. Pry out nails. Spread a small amount of roofing cement along the underside of the replacement and slide it into place. For a single tile replacement, just the adhesive will be sufficient. Press all tiles down snugly. Tile matching tile on an older roof can be challenging.

Roof tile suppliers that carry a large inventory of salvaged roof tile can be your best option. If you can’t find a match, you can take tiles from a less visible part of the roof and fill that spot with the closest match you find. Use the matching tile on the more visible areas.  You can also have custom tiles made, but this is expensive and getting an exact match is not guaranteed. Fixing Metal Flashings If you have metal flashings that need repair, often you can lift the tiles just around the flashings, replace them and return the tiles.

You may also find and replace broken tiles at this time. Whether you do the work yourself or hire a roofer, care is needed when working on a tile roof or you will cause more damage than you repair. For more accurate information and free quote on your roofing projects, please feel free to give us a call. Call Rite Price Roofing on 08-8343 5988 and one of our specialist will look after you.

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How Much Does It Cost To Restore Your Roof? https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/how-much-does-it-cost-to-restore-your-roof/ https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/how-much-does-it-cost-to-restore-your-roof/#respond Fri, 07 Jun 2019 01:02:51 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=11192 Our homes are our sanctuaries and our castles. Owning a property is a dream and we all work hard to achieve that dream. It is said that our home is a reflection of our being meaning we must treat our homes as though they are an extension of ourselves. We must look after it, maintain […]

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Our homes are our sanctuaries and our castles. Owning a property is a dream and we all work hard to achieve that dream. It is said that our home is a reflection of our being meaning we must treat our homes as though they are an extension of ourselves. We must look after it, maintain it and repair when necessary, and as with our bodies when we feel discomfort, we must engage professional consultants and tradesmen and women whenever we need to get work done on our homes.

Civil Engineers says that the foundation of a house is the most important – technically they are right, but I’d say that the roof is equally as important.

As the saying goes: it’s a privilege to have a bed to sleep on but it’s more of a blessing to have a roof over your head. Our roof protects us from the elements and nature’s wrath, therefore it is imperative that we periodically check and restore our roofs to their optimal condition.

What then is Roof Restoration? Why should it matter? What does it entail? And how much will it cost? This blog post aims to edify on the subject.

What is Roof Restoration?

Roof restoration restores your roof to its optimum state. It involves Roof cleaning, repair, repainting, and other restoration works tailored to your particular roof type. Roof restoration serves as a preventive step against future roof damage and repairs. It is a very important task in the general upkeep of your home and it is recommended that you engage a professional service company to carry out the restoration activities.

Contracting a roof restoration Adelaide company for your roofing needs is guaranteed to add longevity to your roof while also saving you thousands in damage caused by faulty or leaky roofs.

Why Do We Need It?

Our homes – especially the roof, are exposed to different seasons and weather conditions that affect its integrity and structure. The effects of extreme seasonal conditions like heat waves, hailstorms, and strong winds slowly begin to take their toll, and over time you begin to see moss, rust and rotting tiles and roof sheets that are in need of urgent attention or replacing. Damages to the roof is not limited to just mother nature, pests cause their fair share of destruction too – rats and possums being the main culprits.

Observations and experience tell us that most roofs need attention after about 10 – 15 years – especially roofs fitted with concrete tiles which tend to deteriorate faster than terracotta tiles for example.

Regardless of your roof type, it is recommended you carry out periodical checks to ensure your roof’s integrity is intact and also to address damage quicker before the damage becomes irreparable which will, in turn, cost you more. Here at Rite Price, we’ve got the equipment and world-class trades personnel to cater to you and your roof’s needs.

What is the Restoration Process?

The restoration process generally involves a thorough cleaning of the roof to remove the build-up of dirt, algae, debris, leaves and other unwelcomed elements. It includes identifying and repairing any damages caused by the elements and subsequently applying a new top coat for added protection. A quality roof restoration procedure consists of the following:

• Initial Assessment: Investigating and examining any flues and flashing for defects or leaks and if any issue is found, they’ll be marked to be fixed with a flexible sealer.
• Roof Repair: Repairing chipped or slightly damaged tiles to ensure your roof is adequately secured against the elements for the foreseeable future.
• Tile Roof Repair: Replacing broken tiles to ensure there is no future leakage or cracking.
• Roof Cleaning: Pressure cleaning to remove all dirt, moss, lichen, old paint and debris from roof tiles, ridge caps, flashings, and flue pipes.
• Roof Re-Coating: Applying the appropriate highest quality coating to protect against the South Australian sun to prevent future damage that’ll inevitably lead to leaks.
• Roof Painting: Repainting roof to return it to its original aesthetic. This gets your roof looking brand new and could be a standalone restoration procedure or the culmination of a thorough restoration process.

What are the Benefits?

Roof restoration is advantageous in a lot of ways: it increases the value of your property, saves you thousands of dollars in cost from damages associated with leaky or faulty roofs – especially in the rainy months, it improves the aesthetic of your property and lengthens the lifespan of your home and can also potentially improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Roof restoration is a cost-effective alternative to roof replacement and can be the difference between routine roof maintenance and restoration works and a complete overhaul of your entire roofing structure due to extensive damages to roofing tiles or worse – roof support beams. Here you go with one of our old blog posts about Roof Restoration Benefits.

How long does it take?

A restoration procedure carried out by a professional industry trusted roof restoration Adelaide company like Rite Price Roofing is done a lot quicker than you’d think. You’d be surprised to learn that the time it takes to finish a roof can be early as three days depending on different circumstances.

The restoration process could potentially take up to a week also, depending on the form of restoration need. Here at Rite Price roofing, our expert tradesmen prepare at great length to ensure that our work is done in a timely manner and that there is a minimum interruption to your daily life.

How much does it cost?

Hiring a professional roof restoration Adelaide company like Rite Price can be a cost effective alternative to replacing your entire roof. We at Rite Price roofing will provide you with the expert services you need for investigation, diagnosis, repair and restoration. Our employees are professionals with years of experience who employ standard industry best practices in roof repair, restoration or replacement.

Our expert tradesmen can clean your roof and also repair chipped, broken or cracked tiles, warped metal and other structural deformities. In most cases and with the right materials and workmanship, your roof can be restored to a condition that is as good as new. Contact us now and discuss with our expert staff on what service you require; a thorough restoration procedure at Rite Price generally starts from $3990.

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Why should I engage a Roof Restoration Adelaide company for my home improvement? https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/why-should-i-engage-a-roof-restoration-adelaide-company-for-my-home-improvement/ Wed, 25 Jul 2018 03:18:18 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=10202 The post Why should I engage a Roof Restoration Adelaide company for my home improvement? appeared first on Rite Price Roofing.

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roof restoration Adelaide

Our homes are our domain, our place of rest, our fortress, our life’s work. Our homes are our dreams and an extension of our being. They are our castles and we will protect it always from damages caused by the elements. The South Australian climate can be intense and unforgiving during the summer months, with the Adelaide sun exposure being a contributing factor of premature deterioration.

Wind, hail, heavy rainfall, storms and various types of debris can also seriously damage the structural integrity of our homes; most especially the roof. These constant barrages of outdoor elements can cause the roof of a home to become weak and worn over time. If this is left unchecked, serious problems will inevitably follow. These problems may include damage to the insulation, roof leakage, blockage, discolouring of the roof, wood rot and structural damage.

In order to avoid a scenario where these problems occur, homeowners in South Australia should seek professional consultation and services provided by roof restoration Adelaide companies who specialises in roof restoration, repair and replacement.

Roof restoration serves as a preventive measure against future roof repairs and is pretty important but is quite an arduous task. The thought of getting up on the roof is daunting – especially if you’re of heights – and not something every home owner will fancy, hence why it is advisable to outsource to professionals with experience and expertise in restoration and roofing works.

Engaging a roof restoration Adelaide company for your roofing needs is a sure way of ensuring the longevity of your roof whilst saving you thousands in cost associated with faulty or leaky roofs – especially in crazy stormy months where incessant rains are commonplace.

What is Roof Restoration?

Roof restoration generally involves a thorough clean of your roof to remove any built-up moss, dirt and debris. Restoration also includes repairing of damaged sheets or tiles and subsequent repainting of the entire roof to restore it to the heights of its former glory.

Roof restoration can extend the life of your current roof whilst also preventing potentially costly repairs in the future. Roof restoration not only improves on the aesthetic of your home, but it can even add value to your home, thanks to its improved visual guile and street appeal.

What is the restoration process?

The restoration process involves a thorough cleaning of the roof to remove build-up of dirt, algae, debris, leaves and other unwelcomed elements. It also includes identifying and repairing any damages caused by the elements and subsequently applying a new top coat for added protection.

A quality roof restoration process performed by a qualified roof restoration Adelaide company also consists of the following:
• Replacing broken tiles to ensure there is no future leakage or cracking.
• Repairing chipped or slightly damaged tiles to ensure your roof is adequately secured against the elements for the foreseeable future.
• Investigating and examining any flues and flashing for defects or leaks and if any issue is found, they’ll be fixed with a flexible sealer.
• Pressure cleaning to remove all dirt, moss, lichen, old paint and debris from roof tiles, ridge caps, flashings and flue pipes.
• Applying the appropriate highest quality coating to protect against the South Australian sun to prevent future damage that’ll inevitably lead to leaks.

What are the benefits?

Roof restoration is beneficial in a variety of ways. Its not only increases the value of your property, it can also potentially improve the energy efficiency of your home. An effective restoration procedure carried out by a roof restoration Adelaide specialist benefits you in the medium to long term as tiles stop absorbing any moisture into its surface which in turn increases the lifespan of your roof.

Cleaning and applying membrane coating prevent potential leakage from the most leak prone areas of your roof and prevents deterioration of your roof tiles. Similarly, roof restoration improves the overall appearance of your home and adds to the overall aesthetic value of your property which provides you with an opportunity to increase the listing value of your home if your intention is to sell.

Why should I engage a Roof restoration Adelaide company?

Accomplishing tasks ourselves (DIY) is a staple of the Australian way of life. We take pride in our ability to get things sorted whenever they need getting done. However, certain things are best left for the professionals, like plumbing and roof restoration. A professional roof restoration job performed by a specialist roof restoration Adelaide company will save you time, cost, labour, headache and will ultimately benefit you and your home in more ways than one.

A roof restoration done by an experienced tradesman will seal gaps and holes in your roof which will prevent leakage from rainfall and unwelcomed animals that could destroy furniture and cause damage to your home. Similarly, a professional roof restoration will make your roof looking brand new which will add appeal and value to your property – especially if you’re looking to lease or sell.

Thirdly, a roof restoration carried out by an expert roof restoration Adelaide company will remedy any potential structural issues that may be causing trouble. Structural problems can cause your roof to fail or worse, collapse which could pose serious danger to your family therefore it is imperative that your roof restoration needs are catered for by expert tradesmen with years of experience under their belt.

By engaging a professional roof restoration Adelaide specialist company, you can be rest assured that your roof is in good hands and that it is restored to its optimum structural integrity and is up to the challenge of shielding and protecting your home and family from the natural elements.

A professional roof restoration will improve your home’s energy efficiency by mending leaks, drafts, gaps and other structural deformities which allow hot air to escape in winter and cool air to escape in the summer. The domino effect of increased energy bills for heating and cooling your home can and will be halted by a professional restoration project that will seal your home and cut energy losses brought about by leaks and gaps in your roof.

Hiring a professional roof restoration Adelaide company like Rite Price can be a cost effective alternative to replacing your entire roof. We at Rite Price roofing will provide you the expert services you need for investigation, diagnosis, repair and restoration. Our employees are professionals with years of experience who employ standard industry best practices in roof repair, restoration or replacement.

Our expert tradesmen can clean your roof of dirt, debris and also repair chipped, broken or cracked tiles, warped metal and other structural deformities. In most cases and with the right materials and workmanship, your roof can be restored to a condition that is as good as new.

How long does it take?

A restoration procedure carried out by a roof restoration Adelaide company like Rite Price Roofing is done a lot faster than you’d imagine. You’d be surprised to know that the time it takes to finish a roof can be as quick as three days depending on different variables, and potentially up to a week depending on the form of restoration need.

Here at Rite Price roofing, we prepare at great length to ensure that our work creates the minimum interruption to your daily life.

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Difference between verandah and balcony https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/difference-verandah-and-balcony/ Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:21:53 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=10113 The post Difference between verandah and balcony appeared first on Rite Price Roofing.

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Australians are a lucky bunch!! We are so blessed that every nation on the planet earth are jealous of us and wish they have the life we have. From our beautiful weather and our outdoor living way of life, what an awesome place to live in Australia.

This beautiful land that has provided us with an awesome way of life also gave us the choice on how to have our home designed. Home owners sometimes opt in for iconic designs such as verandahs, patio etc., and sometimes find it challenging to differentiate between some of this structures.

balcony and verandah

Sometimes it is challenging to tell the difference between verandah and balcony as the designs for both can be very confusing. In this article, we have set out to help our readers to understand the difference between these two magnificent structures.

Balcony

A balcony can be defined as a structural platform that is built outside of a building, enclosed by walls or balustrades. This magnificent structure is generally built with supported columns or console brackets to give it a firm look. Balconies are designed and installed to project form the wall of a building, usually above the ground floor.

Balconies are different from verandah when it comes to the way they are being used and occupied. Most home owners would use their balconies for a party or celebration while verandahs are generally used for such occasions.

Balconies comes in handy on those lovely evenings when you have just you, your book and a bottle of champaign to keep you relaxed and focused. Or you could enjoy a balcony with a good mate with a bottle of scotch and good memories to reminisce.

Verandah

There has been lots of debates as to where the word Verandah originated from. Most people don’t know it actually comes from India via the Middle East and the meaning is quite interesting as its resonate with the Australian families more than any country in the world. The word Verandah simply means; a place that leads outdoors.

As Australia love their out doors and as such almost every homes in Australia is built with a verandah. Verandahs are unlike patio, this type of home extensions are usually more spacious for a built in table and few chairs around. Having said that, i would like to add that this notion is subjective and your verandah can be as spacious as you want it to be.

Verandah came into vogue early in Australia’s history and as since been an important part of our home. The good news is; they never gone out of style hundreds of years later. Hundreds of thousands of contemporary homes installed their verandahs right in front of the house for relaxations and family get togethers. This style of design would usually complement with patios in the backyard for privacy and entertainment.

Verandahs and Australians

Verandahs  are generally well known in Australia and are fondly used. Mostly during the summer and spring when it’s not too cold to have a good BBQ outdoor. Verandah is your best bet when you have those family get together parties and the kids couldn’t let the couches rest.

Verandahs can either be built in with the roof of the house or can be built with its own separate roof. They are sorts of roofed platforms around the house.

In fact, they play the role of a ground floor balcony, surrounding the house and giving access both to the entrance and the back door of the house. Even though verandahs are generally designed to be opened on all sides, they can however, be built with a railing fence to provide some sort of shade.

Verandahs with Styles

Overall, there are four basic styles of verandah on the market: curved, flat, gabled and ‘bullnosed’, which is often simply referred to as covered. Even though we categorize those styles as standards, home owners have the options to customize their project to taste before finalizing the installation. 

Homeowners can choose from the type of construction used to craft the verandah, such as wood or steel, to the colours of the paint for the frame and accents.

Choosing the curved

Home owners are generally presented with ranges of design based on their landscape and size of the land.

A curved verandah is one of the more stylish options to choose from, as it has slopes downwards and can easily connect to virtually anything. As a curved style lends well to creating specific looks, it can also be combined with other roofing styles to create a very unique look for a home. This is a great option for those that are bored with the typical ‘flat’ or angular look of a roof or existing verandah.

Going flat

Most home owners who are installing their verandahs after home completion would sometimes opt informal a flat style verandah. This decision by SA home owners makes the flat verandahs the most common style found in Australia. The reason for this decision is simple and that is because a flat verandah is relatively easy to install into an existing home.

A flat style is great for those that merely want a simple verandah that they can relax under, without the worries that come along with more trendy or risky designs. It can also be used as a freestanding structure for anyone that may want to keep it separate from their house, although this isn’t typically the case. A flat verandah tends to be the least expensive of the styles available on the market, which can be useful for those on a budget.

Rite Price Roofing is part of the iconic Rite Price Group of companies that has been servicing South Australia for decades with excellent customer services. Rite Price Group consist of a heating and cooling company which is the mother company, giving South Australians the best air conditioning systems available in market.

Rite Price also ventures in home security, with strong believe in keeping the Australian home owners protected from any intruders, Rite Price Security has successfully implemented security cameras that protects home owners and their belongings for decades.

Rite Price Roofing is the part of Rite Price Group that provide the best roofing to all South Australians. With elegant designs and unbeatable prices, we come with the best roofing materials.

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How much does it cost to build a carport https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/how-much-does-it-cost-to-build-a-carport/ Thu, 29 Mar 2018 03:18:21 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=9143 The post How much does it cost to build a carport appeared first on Rite Price Roofing.

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How much does it cost to build a carport? Most home owners looking to renovate their existing homes or those simply looking to extend it would go the extra mile just to get an answer to this pressing question. In this article, we call it the million dollar question!!! Also, in this article we have set out to give you an answer and provide you with guides and reasons why some prices my vary based on various reasons. Before we delve into answer this question however, let us have a little discussion around what carport is.

Difference between a garage and a carport.

Most people get confused about these two very different but similar entities. Looking for the answer as to how much does it take to build a carport would lead you into knowing what a carport is in the first place. In this case, it has lead you to know the difference between a garage and a carport.

What is a carport?

According to the modern dictionary, a carport is a shelter for a car consisting of a roof supported on posts, built beside a house. In order words, a carport is a semi covered structured designed to store your car. Carports are not necessarily built with a house, they can be built years down the track after your home was fully built. I think it is imperative to talk a little or give a brief differentiation between a garage and a carport. Most people are easily confused about these two car spaces and some are even confused as to why anyone would need a carport in the first place.

We will try to cover as much of these questions as we can in this article. Carports are highly cost effective in comparison to garages, they are a good way of protecting your car from direct ran and sun rays without breaking the bank. Also, a carport is much more easier to construct and cost less. Also, you have the choice to either attach your carport to your home or just build it separately from the house. The flexibility that comes with having a carport is just awesome!! To learn more about carports, kindly click here to visit our page on carports.

What is a garage?

A garage unlike carport is an enclosed space, with walls and roller doors designed to house a car. Now most home owner does not necessarily believe their garages are meant alone for their cars, some of them use it for general storages however, the original intention of the designer is for you to keep your car in it. Garage can be either attached to your home or as a free standing structure. Most likely you would see houses with their garages built with their home.

One of their benefits of having a garage over a carport is that your garage can be locked, and it sort of give you the confidence that your car is right inside the house with you. Garages also protect your car from the elements. It keeps your car out of the weather helping your car to keep its new look for as long as necessary.

Understanding Australia carport regulations

Australia is a great nation, highly controlled and regulated, with great citizens loyal to their country. One of the things that made Australia great is the fact that everything is check and regulated by the government. This type of governance keep people from doing just whatever they want. Almost everything you do need to go through the government regulation and most especially anything structural. Building a carport in Australia means that you need to meet certain government regulations regarding size, location, distance from other structures, appearance of your carport and the street before you can actually build your carport.

It is imperative that you do a thorough check on your local council for carport construction regulation before you commit to any design presented to you by your contractor. If you live in Adelaide South Australia, it may worth your while to consult your local government before you start the project as state requirement may differ.

Hiring a reputable carport builder

Most home owners have been burnt by dodgy construction companies, it is therefore important that you do a proper check before you sign any construction document with your carport builder. Checking the reputation of your carport contractor should not be a difficult undertaking. One of the few ways you can easily get a good feel about the how your carport builder is doing in the industry is by doing a google review check.

Every business this days have a google review that help customers understand what type of builder they are and how diligent they are in their works. This would probably take you couple of minute to do. Also, you can request for reference check on them and make sure you speak to the people they’ve worked with. This will eliminate any doubts and give you absolute confidence that you are in a good hand.

Moving forward, below are the basic things you could request from your carport builder

When it comes to hiring a business, make sure they are right for your job. Some questions to ask them include:

Are you licensed?
Do you have valid insurance?
Can you provide a written quote?
How long is the warranty on your materials?
Do you have references I can follow up?

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How much does it cost to have your roof cleaned https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/how-much-does-it-cost-to-have-your-roof-cleaned/ Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:00:36 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=9116 The post How much does it cost to have your roof cleaned appeared first on Rite Price Roofing.

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How much does it cost to have your roof cleaned is a pressing question every home owner want a good answer to. In this article we have given a good estimate of how much it would cost clean your home and not only clean but have repointed as well. Just as a give away, we have included estimate for cleaning, repointing and painting estimate as well. Now, in order to get a holistic understanding of how we come about the estimates, we will shed some lights on different types of roofing and other gold nuggets included that will benefit our readers.

Just before we get serious about this topic, i would like to point out why you should clean your roof in the first place. Why should you clean your roof?

Why Clean Your Roof

Well, i personally believe its a fair question. Some home owner don’t even know why it’s necessary to clean their roofs. So i think its beneficial to get people to understand reasons to clean their roof in the first place. From aesthetic point of view, a clean roof simply looks great, imagine you driving home with an important guest and your roof is giving you a bad welcoming sign. That wouldn’t create a good first impression on your guest.

Another reason why you might want to clean your roof is to make your home more appealing if you’re trying to sale it, cleaning your roof gives your entire home that fresh look. It give the impression that your home is new and well looked after. Uncleaned roof would help you get rid of unwanted guests such as snakes locking around your gutter if you have trees around your home. Also, rates may get into the shingles and other creeping animals. Not cleaning your roof may cost you down the track. If your roof get clogged up due to lack of regular cleaning, it may lead to roof leaks which may cost you more than just a roof cleaning and fixing.

Finally, you could be looking at valuable home appliances damage in the wake of a leaky roof during heavy rain storm. Scheduling your roof cleaning regularly would not only prevent future chaos but save you money on roof repairs. Work out some good deal on regular roof cleaning with your roof company and save your self thousands on the long run. For more information on roof cleaning please click here.

Factors Affecting Roof Cleaning Cost

There are two major factors that can significantly influence the overall cost and pricing of roof cleaning project. With decades of experience in the industry, we have identified the two main influencers to be size and shape of your roof. This two factors have always been there when we analyse price and cost for any roof cleaning project.

Size of roof

We have come to the conclusion that larger roof or roof with bigger surface area  would require more time and resources to conduct proper and effective roof cleaning. Also, roofs with complex designs even though they are not as large would incur higher cost due to the complexity of  design.

Complexity of roof

The reason being that a complex roof will make it challenging for roof cleaners to maneuver their equipment around the roof, leading to longer hours of work and more resource deployment. The height and pitch of a roof can increase the total cost if professionals had to bring in special or extra equipments for securing themselves during the cleaning process.

Another deciding factor would be your home location. If your house was built around large trees and these trees or one of them is overshadowing your roof, you may require some special type of cleaning which may incur more dollar amount on your original roof cleaning price. The reason being that there may be more leave debris and moss than normal on your roofing due to overshadowed tree branches.

Also, your roof could have built up hard to clean moss due to lack of direct sunlight on your roof. If your geo-location is on the costal area then your home may be more susceptible to more damaged by salt than you realise, and this can influence the price of cleaning as a direct result of challenges your salted roof posses.

So Really, How Much Does it Cost to Have Your Roof Cleaned?

Cleaning a roof as we’ve said above varies, so that simply means there are no standard figure for getting a dirty roof shining again. What we are able to provide is an estimate based on what you would like to do with your roof. Some home owners would not only want their roof cleaned, they’ll want it repointed too. So for roofing cleaning and repointed, you are looking at cost from $1900.

On the other hand if you want your roof cleaned, repointed and painted, depending on your roof size and shapes, you could be looking at a cost from $3900. So really, its all get down to what you want to have done, how big is your roof and how complex is the style of your roof

I hope this article have helped you answer this pressing question, on how much does it cost to have your roof cleaned. If you have further questions, please give Rite Price Roofing a call to speak to one of our highly experienced roof cleaning professional who will look after you and give you a precise quote after coming out to see your roof and its existing conditions.

Also, if you would like to simply drop us a quote request, we will get in touch with you ASAP. Rite Price Roofing has been in the industry for decades, helping South Australian home owner get a fresh looking roof over and over again. We are Locally owned and operated roofing company with great review on google and other review websites.

We thrive by providing unmatchable customer service based on the quality of our work and workmanship. Call us today and speak to us about how we can help give your roof that new look you so desire again.

 

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How to fix roof leak from the inside: A guide for the DYI home owners https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/how-to-fix-roof-leak-from-the-inside/ Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:24:50 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=9100 The post How to fix roof leak from the inside: A guide for the DYI home owners appeared first on Rite Price Roofing.

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How to fix roof leak from the inside of your home is a gold nugget question for those Do It Yourself(DIY) home owners out there. Well it’s a gold nugget if you find the right answer to this intriguing question. This is why we have set out to answer this house changing question once and for all. But before you can fix a problem, you need to understand what was responsible for the problem in the first place. Therefore, we will go through what might be the reason for your roof leakage.

Why do roof leak

Roof leaks for varieties of reasons, we will carefully consider those reasons and give some suggestions on how you can prevent your roof from leaking in the first place. After giving you robust suggestions on how to prevent rook leak, we will then show you how to fix roof leak from the inside of your home. So this article is not limited to those looking into how to fix roof leak from the inside of their home alone, we have extended the reach to those looking for ways to prevent their roof from leaking too.

Poorly Constructed Roof

Just as we have said above, your roof can leak due to many factors, if you fail to do a good diligent on your roofing contractor before you hire him, you stand a chance of having your electronics damaged due to leaky roof. Poorly constructed roof go way before ordinary leaks, it could be detrimental and life threatening to house occupants. Therefore it is imperative that you look deeply into the contractor’s past works and perhaps ring one of his clients to take reference from them before proceeding with the construction. At the end of the day, you will spend less on phone calls to take reference than you would when your roof begin to leak.

Poorly Maintained Roof

Looking after your roof could save you lots of money down the track. Simple management techniques such as periodic maintenance could help improve the life of your roof. You could simply schedule regular roof pressure cleaning to help prevent moths from causing degradation on your tile roof for example. Also you could schedule regular gutter cleaning to keep your gutters clear of leaf debris and other unwanted guests that lock around gutters. Debris can bring more than just roof leak damage to your roofing system, having leaf debris and other types of debris on your gutter can breed snakes and sometimes lead to fire hazards. In order to avoid this type of detrimental effect on your home, you need to have a plan on how to keep your roof in good shape and give it a good longevity.

Even though we would advice home owners to call on the professionals to get their debris out fo their gutters, we would also like to help those who would rather do it themselves under all circumstances. What you essentially need to get your debris off your gutter as a home owner is a good ladder, clean hand gloves and a face mask. These are primary requirement for you to do a decent job on you gutter cleaning. Having said that, you need to be aware of your surrounding space. You need good space to erect your ladder and its advisable to have someone down the ladder to help hold down the ladder for you so it doesn’t wiggle and trip you off.

If you already tick those must have tools and you have made it up there on the ladder, you then need to relax and skillfully pick those debris and gently place them in a bucket handing next to you on the ladder. Again, we advice home owners to hire a professional gutter cleaner to help them with this job rather than getting dirty themselves.

How to Fix Roof Leak From the Inside

We generally would advocate for prevention as a better way of having longevity rather than waiting for cure, however, in the case whereby you have gone beyond prevention, you might as well take the cure if your case is still curable. In this section of our article, we would briefly show how to fix roof leak from the inside by giving some useful tips.

First of all let me start by saying that roof leaks are very confusing to diagnose, most especially if you are not a professional. As explained above that all sorts of reasons can be responsible for roof leak, and detecting those roof leaks can be very challenging. The most effective way to repair a roof leak is through outside, however, in cases where getting it done from the outside sin’t feasible you can successfully fix it from the inside temporarily. The question then is how do you fix roof leak from the inside?

Seal the leak

Locate the source of the leak by examining the underside of the roof from within your attic or crawl space. Shine a flashlight along the underside of the roof and look for a hole in the roof as well as areas that are wet or have been darkened by moisture. Mark the areas that appear to be leaks with chalk so they will be easier to find later when making a permanent repair. Let the wet areas dry and then apply the patch to the underside of the roof with a putty knife. Use enough of the roof patch to liberally cover the leaky area. Use a caulking gun to apply caulk to seal any holes that appear in the roof. Use the putty knife or your finger to spread the caulk around to cover the hole.

Divert the Water

Insert a nail in the hole where water is leaking through the roof. The nail will provide a path for the water. Place a bucket underneath the nail to catch the water as it runs down the nail. Patch the hole from the inside as soon as the area is dry enough for the caulk or roof patch to be applied.

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Colorbond Roofing Contractors Adelaide: A Step by Step Guide in Choosing One https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/colorbond-roofing-contractors-adelaide/ Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:45:24 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=9090 The post Colorbond Roofing Contractors Adelaide: A Step by Step Guide in Choosing One appeared first on Rite Price Roofing.

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Colorbond roofing contractors Adelaide can be a tricky one find, well maybe not entirely tricky if you aren’t looking for the best roofing contractor.

If you are out there looking for the best roofing contractor to help with your colorbond roofing project then you might want to read up on this step by step guide to choosing the appropriate contractor for yourself.

Just before we delve into the colorbond roofing contractors in Adelaide, we would take you through what color bond is all about, and a few different brands out there. We will cover the following topics

  • Advantages of colorbonds
  • Types of colorbonds
  • Colorbond roofing contractors

By the time we get to the conclusion, we expect our readers to have gain tangible knowledge on what type of Colorbond they should opt for and the type of colorbond roofing contractor Adelaide they should hire. However, first of all, what is Colorbond?

Colorbond roofing is the type of roofing material made out of steel or metal sheets. As oppose to tile roofing which make use of other materials that add weights to your roof tops, Colorbonds are light weight due to metal sheet materials they are made of.

Although Australians enjoy experimenting with their varieties when it comes to what type of roofing materials they use, colorbond however, has become an important element of Australian home owner choice.

In The Beginning: The History of Colorbond Roofing

To fully understand how Colorbond has become an important element of roofing in Australia, one most get a glimpse of its rich history. In 1843, corrugated iron was developed. The English discovered that if a thin sheet of iron was corrugated, it would become both strong and lightweight which can be highly useful in all many of applications.

This early discovery leads to the experimentation of this corrugated iron as a roofing material due to it durability, resilience and suitability for raging climate. This materials was great when it come to stacking, hence, making transporting of the same relatively easy. In summary, it became a perfect combination for building any type of home.

Within decades, corrugated iron was being brought over to Australia where early settlers found it to be a reliable building material. to construct sturdy dwellings to protect themselves from the harsh new environment, corrugated iron was quickly adopted. The material was taken to new settlements for use in construction and in some cases was even carried by camels.

Colorbond has since then been widely accepted all over Australia and even though this effective sheets didn’t need painting, many householders preferred to add some color to it. There are many speculated reasons why the early Aussie decided to engage in painting their colorbonds but when these colors fade very quickly due to the harsh Australian weather, homeowners got into the hobbit of regular roof painting for the next  hundred years.

In the early fifties, innovators began experimenting by looking into a better way of presenting Colorbond sheets for ultimate reception by home owners. This curiosity led to a development of a technology that bonded paint to a galvanized base. John Lysaght quickly recognize the huge advantages this would have for Australian home owners want to keep the look of their Colorbond alive and made a hasty decision to bring the technology to Australia.

Over the years, Colorbond has evolved with innovative ideas being launched at this magnificent product, time and energy has been invested to make it a better roofing material for all Australian homes. In 1966 the first coil of COLORBOND® steel rolled off the painting line at Wollongong.

The uptake of this revolutionary product was fast and its popularity has only grown over the years.

Today, when most Australians think of roofing they think of COLORBOND® steel. COLORBOND® steel roofs now come in 22 colours and almost half of new homes in Australia have COLORBOND® roofs and over 80 per cent of gutters and fascia in Australia are made with COLORBOND® steel.

How To Choose Colorbond Roofing Contractors Adelaide

By now you must have gotten a little enlightenment out of our brief history on Colorbond and how it come to become the top and most preferred roofing materials for Australian home owner. Now that all that is out of the way, the pressing question is how do you choose a colorbond roofing contractor in Adelaide.

Coming from one of the industry most reputable and respected roofing contractors in Adelaide. The suggestions we make here is based on decades of experience in the industry. If you are out there in the marketing looking to build a home with colorbond roofing, or just simply restoring an old one, here are the important things to look out for.

Years of Experience

It is imperative that you know your contractor’s years of industry experience before you commit your home renovation, restoration or new roofing into his/her hands. Get into google and read up on review posted on his google place, and other review platforms.

Learn what people are saying about is work ethics and past jobs he has done. Having said that, we do know that from time to time, competitors give bad reviews just to damage their opponent’s reputation. However, if all your proposed colorbond roofing contractors has is bad review, then you might want to think twice before giving him the job. After all you don’t want your roof collapsing on your head few months down the track.

Reference check

This might sound like going too far but its not. Think about the thousands of dollars you will be spending on refurbishing your roof if anything goes wrong. What we are saying here is that you should build up the courage to call up some past customers of his and make sure you understand what its like using his service. He may be great at telling you what he can do but if what he has done does not match up with what he says, for such reason you should do a reference check on him.

Type of Roofing Material

Do a thorough research on the type of roofing materials he has worked with in the past. You want to make sure that he is right up there when it comes to the type of roofing materials he will be using for your roofing . There are few roofing materials out there as we have discussed in the above sections. We have also shown the percentage of Australian homes in tune with Colorbond materials so you then have to decide what material you would like on your roof.

Rite Price Roofing has been helping South Australian home owners build their roof using Colorbond for decades. We are trusted and reliable to carry out the best work for your home. Get in touch with us today and get a one on one consultation with our roofing contractor.

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Great Ideas For Your Pergola and Carports https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/great-ideas-pergola-carports/ Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:15:20 +0000 https://ritepriceroofing.com.au/?p=7569 The post Great Ideas For Your Pergola and Carports appeared first on Rite Price Roofing.

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Installing a pergola might be the best addition and styling your backyard needs. Pergolas are very well sort after external structures that provide shade over walkways, entertainment areas and give the family a sense of genuine relaxation over a long weekend.

This beautiful ancient structures are built to stand alone away from the house and serves as an extension to your home. To get the best of your pergola here in Adelaide, Rite Price Roofing is the best roofing company to work with.

What You Should Know When Choosing A Pergola

One of the most important things you should keep in mind is the amount of posts or pillars your pergola require. This of course would be predicated on how big you want your pergola go be and how much land area you have to spare for the project. Depending on the length of your project, your roofing expert will make suggestions to you on how many pillars you should budget for.

Regardless of how many pillars you are required to have, you still need to decide on the shape of your pillars. The most prominent pillars material commonly used till date is teh 4 by 4 inch lumbar pillars. They can come in all kinds, you could get the pressure-treated wood, or the cedar material or even the redwood material if you so wish. The most important thing is to get the one you deem fit for you.

Deciding on the Look and Feel

Pergola designs are primarily simple and basic in nature. Having said that, home owners are afforded the opportunity of going any length they desire in terms of the design features. With numerous options available to choose from, the addition of decorative features can make the structure really stand out.

It could give an ancient looking structure a modern beautiful appeal that would captivate the millennial. Simple design like adding a white paint, undertake millwork on the posts, include built-in seating or gracefully arch the roof members.

Designing an attractive pergola in Adelaide shouldn’t be a hassle. With the above simple design elements, you can pull up the best looking structure in your backyard.

Building a Pergola That Last

Pergolas must be design in such a way that it will stand the test of time. From the materials you choose for your pillars to the ones you choose for your roofing, building a pergola that stand the test of time demand that you choose from the best. It is therefore imperative that you get the best roofing professionals to do this exciting project for an optimal and satisfying result.

The Carport Project

Building a carport can be very beneficial to your home. Also, amongst many amazing benefits that come with installing a carport is the safe and covered area that it provide for your car and most importantly the value that it adds to your home if you wish to sell it in the future. To further assist you in your decision making and if a carport is worth investing your money in, we have listed below the main benefits of having a carport and the value it bring.

One of the many reasons home owners decide to build a carport is give their home an extension, also to protect their car from the force of nature. Carport can do more than that. For busy  career people, it is easier to just into your car in the morning and zoom off without the need of waiting for your garage roller door to open slowly and close even slower. With carport, you just drive in and drive out.

Carport will also reduce the rate at which your car deteriorate due to the exposure to the element. Engaging a roofing company for a carport wont break the bank. Carport are cost effective way to protecting and storing your car in a safe, environment without spending too much as in the case of a garage.

DIY Your Carport

We would always advocate that home owners should stay away from the “Do It Yourself” which is also known as the DIY approach when attempting any roof restoration or construction. We would always encourage home owners to get in touch with a reputable roofing company here in Adelaide who understand South Australia climate, a company who can be trusted due to years of experience in the industry. A local company that love to serve the Adelaide people and do right by them.

A company such as Rite Price Roofing is able to give you a great quote and make sure you enjoy luxury of choosing them as your preferred roofing contractor. Also, they are able to get your carport install within a day depending on the size and how quick you want it done. Also, depending on your local authority and if your have your council approval ready and all things being equal.

Choose from range of carports

Carport comes with so much benefits that you wouldn’t enjoy if you were to build a garage. Unlike your standard garage, you couldn’t choose from long list of options as they aren’t so flexible. Not only that you could do whatever you like in terms of design with your carport, you could also choose wherever you want it built.

For more information on installing a custom made carport for your home, contact Rite Price Roofing today. Rite Price has been in the business for decades, servicing South Australians and making beautiful carport all year round. With such experience and staying power in the industry, it’s hard to get anything wrong.

Call Rite Price today to request for a quote or fill up our free no obligation quote form for one of our highly trained and customer friend staffs to contact you and get your carport sort ASAP.

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