INSULATION

Exploring Different Types of Ceiling Insulation

Ceiling insulation is a crucial aspect of any home or building, as it plays a significant role in maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and reducing energy consumption. With numerous types of ceiling insulation available in the market, it can be challenging to determine which one is the right choice for your specific needs. In this

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Modern RhinoBoard Ceiling

CEILINGS

  Ceilings create a barrier between the hot roofing and the home by blocking a large part of the radiant heat from the roof. Every home needs one, and there are many types of Ceilings on the market. We have many options in South Africa, from PVC Boards to XPS Summit Thermal Insulation boards. One

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Reasons to add home insulation during the summer season

Reasons to Add Home Insulation During the Summer Season

What season comes to your mind after mentioning home insulation? We’re no masters at reading minds, but it’s safe to say you most probably thought of winter. It’s a no-brainer. But, what if the truth’s a bit more different? What if we told you there are plenty of good reasons to add home insulation during the

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Aerolite vs Isotherm

Aerolite vs Isotherm All You Need To Know Aerolite vs Isotherm is all you need to know when selecting thermal insulation for your home in 2021. Thermal insulation for roofs is compulsory in all new homes. We base our comparison on 30 years of experience in the domestic and industrial insulation market. In the past

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How to know it's time to replace your roof

How to Know it’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Having a roof above your head is essential. And keeping said roof in good shape is vital for keeping your home cosy, warm, and without leaks. This guide aims to help you recognize when, exactly, you should replace your roof. Your roof is close to 25 years old Asphalt shingle roofs wear out after 20

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Man working on home insulation

What Is the Best Time of the Year to Insulate Your House?

Adding insulation to your home will help you live more comfortably for many seasons to come – it will retain heat in the winter and cool your home during the summer. Insulation will help you in lowering your heating and cooling bills, and your home will be more energy-efficient. Therefore, you may wonder what is

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A hand holding a green plant

The Complete Guide to Green Insulation

Eco-friendly solutions in construction and remodelling aren’t anything new. They’ve been around for quite a while. However, today, this trend is seeing a rapid expansion. People are quick to recognize the benefits green solutions provide, both for themselves and for nature itself. And eco-friendly insulation is one of the best examples of this. So, let’s

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A wooden floor

Everything you need to know about Underfloor Insulation

Imagine warm winter mornings that are not forcing you to tip-toe across the freezing bathroom and kitchen tiles. Or, imagine a home with an interior style that is not interrupted by all those ugly-looking radiators. Well, you can have that by investing in underfloor insulation. It is an option that will warm up your entire

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Signs of a badly insulated home

Signs of a Badly Insulated Home

Good insulation is essential for every home. It enables you to be efficient in heating the place and lowers the cost of your utilities. On the other hand, a badly insulated home might be leaking heat without you even knowing it. You may get used to the utility bills and never realize that you can

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a house in rainy weather

Guide to locating a Roof Leak

In this article a guide to locating a roof leak we look at causes and solutions. A leaking roof is no trifling matter. What may seem innocuous at the time might grow to become something that can endanger your entire household. It can lead to much more significant risks, such as compromising the whole integrity

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How to Turn an Attic into an Extra Bedroom (5)

How to Turn an Attic into an Extra Bedroom

In most homes, the attic serves only one purpose: storage. Yet, people tend to put belongings there just to get them out of the way. They use it so rarely that said items might as well be forgotten. In other words, the attic practically serves no purpose whatsoever. And that’s a real shame. All that

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Understanding R-value

Importance Of Understanding R-value

In reality, the importance of understanding R-value is the cornerstone of having a comfortable, energy-efficient home. For this reason, we will break down the benefits of installing roof insulation with the correct R-value. Importance Of Understanding R-value Understanding the importance of R-value will allow homeowners to select the correct roof insulation to suit the required

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Affordable Ways To Cool Your Home In Summer

Affordable Ways to Cool Your Home In Summer

Living in South Africa, we all know about the heat in summer. In South Africa, we have scorching areas where temperatures between 35 and 45 Deg are expected during the day. However, after dark, the temperature drops, and it is fresh out but hot indoors. Let us look at a few affordable ways to cool

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Things to consider when building a new home

Things To Consider When Building a New House

Building your new dream home is exciting. Our homes are mostly our single most significant investment for most people. For this reason, we have formulated a list of essential things to consider when building a new house. We have all these fantastic ideas about how good the home must look. And that’s great, but there are a few practical things that we do not think will cost a lot more after the build has taken place. Very seldom will homeowners look back after a year of living in the new home say we did everything we wanted?

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How roof insulationmakes summer homes cooler

HOW ROOF INSULATION MAKES SUMMER HOMES COOLER

Insulated homes have an improved temperature of 4-8 degrees in summer. One must have the correct Roof Insulation installed. In this respect, Thermal Insulation products that achieve the recommended R-values of 3.70 or above must be installed. Insulating homes with inconsistent or insufficient ceiling insulation will not give satisfactory results. We will have a look

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best roofing insulation

Select the Best Roofing Insulation For Your Home

Selecting the best Roofing Insulation for your home is essential. Most South Africans are aware of the new SANS building legislation. In fact, for most homeowners, their home is their most significant investment. As a result of this legislation, all new homes must comply with the new legislation. However, many homeowners and some officials are

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Coolerado airconditioners

Coolerado Air conditioners Energy Efficient Cooling

While looking for healthy, eco-friendly air conditioners, I came across these units. These units are by far the most energy-efficient units on the market. Coolerdo is a brand new way of cooling with Indirect Cooling Technology. This new revolutionary patented cooling technology is refrigerant free and does not require compressors to cool or recycle central

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Solar Energy Advantages

SOLAR ENERGY ADVANTAGES

For thousands of years, people have used Solar Radiation for warmth. As well as a source of fire and dry foods – meat, grains, fruits and fish, among others. As they advanced in this technology, they adopted non-renewable resources like gas, coal, and oil. Helped to fuel the Industrial Revolution. Solar Energy Advantages today is

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Isoboard Ceiling

5 Ceiling Options For Your Home

All homes must have ceilings installed. Therefore all materials for homes, including the Ceilings, must have a fire rating. The new SANS legislation covers all these aspects, including the Installation of Ceilings. This article will look at 5 Ceiling Options for your home. We will briefly examine Isoboard, XPS Ceilings, and a few other options

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Garage Roof insulation

Insulation For Garage Roof

Insulation for garage roofs is very popular as most garages do not have insulation. In fact, even the new building legislation does not include. (Insulation for Garage Roof) Many homeowners opt for this application to reduce the temperature in the garage area. Benefits of Insulation For Garage Roof In fact, Insulated Garage Roofs make a

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save on energy with insulation

Energy Saving Insulation

By Energy Saving in this article, we are talking about ( Saving Electricity on Heating and Cooling ). Energy Saving Insulation is one of the essential factors in this exercise. Energy Saving and Comfort in your home are two significant factors in creating a happy home. Roofing Insulation is so important. That many first world

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An architect with drafting a plan to turn an attic into an extra bedroom

What Are The Different Types Of Insulation?

There are many types of roof insulation on the market today. Having said that not all insulation products are equal. We have a look at a number of thermal insulation products for roofs and how they will help you. Installing good quality insulation will not only improve indoor temperature. Importantly one can also expect a lifetime of home comfort and energy saving.

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free cellulose fiber insulation

Free Cellulose Fiber Roof Insulation

Anyone in need for Free Cellulose Fiber Roof Insulation please give us a call. Roof Insulation Cape Town removes loads of Cellulose Insulation from homes in the Western Cape region. We would not recommend installing this old Cellulose Fiber Roof Insulation in your home. However, it would be ideal for someone that needs to use the old

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Fix Your Freezing Cold Home This Winter

Fix Your Freezing Cold Home This Winter

So winter has arrived in full force and your home is freezing cold. How to fix a Freezing Cold Home. You light a fire to help but that’s expensive as wood burns so do the money in your pocket. Others try and warm up their homes with electric heaters. As we know this is expensive.

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best roof insulation

How the Best Roof Insulation Makes Your Home More Energy Efficient

There are many ways to make your home energy-efficient. You can start with simple steps such as replacing old appliances or switching to LED bulbs. Or you can implement an energy-efficient home design if you’re still in the initial stages of building your home. Make sure to install the Best Roof Insulation for years of energy

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insulation services

7 Essential Tips for Roof Insulation Services

You take pride in your house, and you do whatever you can to make sure it’s in peak condition. Despite your work, you still feel like there’s something missing. Insulation services might be needed. It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of summer or the dead of winter, your house always seems to feel like

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SOUNDPROOFING

A wooden floor

Everything you need to know about Underfloor Insulation

Imagine warm winter mornings that are not forcing you to tip-toe across the freezing bathroom and kitchen tiles. Or, imagine a home with an interior style that is not interrupted by all those ugly-looking radiators. Well, you can have that by investing in underfloor insulation. It is an option that will warm up your entire

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Soundproofing between walls

Soundproofing Between Walls

There are many reasons why we want Soundproofing Between Walls. Let’s have a look at a few of these: Privacy, Noise pollution, etc. Importantly one must first establish what type of sound we need to address. As a result, both Airbourne and impact noise must be considered to solve the problem effectively. Many modern-day apartments

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Soundproofing between Floors

Soundproofing Between Floors

Noise pollution is one of the most common complaints from city people, and it’s only getting worse. It’s well known that noise pollution can harm our health and well-being in the short and long term. Soundproofing Between floors is one of the best ways to reduce noise pollution in your home or office. Our products

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Sound Proofing Your Home On A Budget

We have many calls a week from frantic homeowners on how to soundproof their home from noisy neighbours. Or even the pub down the road even traffic noise. Some of us are more tolerant of noise others not. There are two ways of soundproofing your home. One way is the professional way, which is costing

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ENERGY SAVING

Solar panels that make you think about the benefits of having a solar-powered home

Benefits of Having a Solar-powered Home

Today, power is more important than it has ever been. Almost every single thing in our world is powered by electricity. It is used for everything from mobile devices to home appliances every day. Even companies and corporations rely on electricity to run smoothly. As a result, power consumption has never been higher than it

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Wind turbines on the left and solar panels on the right, as one of the best home renewable energy options

Home Renewable Energy Options you Need to Hear About

A general tendency toward economical and eco-friendly energy solutions is not news. For years, people have been considering using different “green” energy-producing options for their homes. They want sustainable homes based on some of the renewable and clean energy sources. Something that, in most cases, produces low to zero carbon emission, if possible. If you,

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hydroelectric-power

Hydroelectric Power

Throughout history, people have been using rivers and streams to help them in their work. For example, ancient civilizations used the energy of river currents to crush grain and make low-fat bran muffins. Others used the power of moving water to drive mills for grinding grains into flour. Hydroelectric Power Advantages will be covered in

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ways to improve home energy efficiency

Ways To Improve Home Energy Efficiency

We look at several ways to improve home energy efficiency to reduce energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint. With global warming and climate change affecting our planet, we are all trying to do our bit to reduce our impact on the earth. Having said that, there are many factors to take into account. For

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10 Easy Ways To Save Electricity

10 Easy Ways To Save Electricity

Electricity has become expensive worldwide. With Global Warming and Climate Change affecting our planet, reducing the amount of power we consume in our homes and businesses has become even more critical. Importantly energy saving results in an improved back balance. We look at ten easy ways to save electricity in the house. Above all, electricity

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energy start appliances

ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES

You can save a lot of money on your energy bill if you replace your old appliances with Energy Star Appliances. A house full of older appliances is keeping your electricity bill high. Global Warming and Climate Change Replacing your appliances with appliances that have Energy Star Appliances will reduce your energy bill. Older appliances also break

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3 best energy saving tips

Three Best Energy Saving Tips for Your Home

As we are all aware, our planet has been changing radically in the last few years due to Global Warming and Climate Change. The Arctic ice caps are being fundamentally affected by global warming. For more information on Global Warming and Climate Change, read these articles. In this post, we are looking at the three

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best roof insulation

How the Best Roof Insulation Makes Your Home More Energy Efficient

There are many ways to make your home energy-efficient. You can start with simple steps such as replacing old appliances or switching to LED bulbs. Or you can implement an energy-efficient home design if you’re still in the initial stages of building your home. Make sure to install the Best Roof Insulation for years of energy

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Home Insulation Energy Saving Benefits

HOME INSULATION ENERGY BENEFITS

There are three basic types of home insulation. Your home needs to be heated and cooled, and this uses energy and energy costs money. In South Africa, that money spent on heating and cooling is often money down the drain. The money is wasted because the house or property is not insulated sufficiently or not

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energy efficient wooden homes

ENERGY EFFICIENT WOODEN HOMES

If you want to build economical homes that are eco-friendly, then build energy-efficient wooden dwellings. In most cases building a wooden house or an American style home is more economical to build. The reason why wooden homes are far more energy-efficient is that all walls are insulated and roof space. Here are a few tips

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winter energy saving tips

WINTER ENERGY SAVING TIPS

Winter creeps up on us fast, and as much as we say the phrase Winter Energy Saving Tips all year, it is during winter that it screams out at us a little louder. Days are colder, and nights seem darker, making us all feel a little less comfortable. In ourselves and this discomfort directly links

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Saving Energy At Home

ENERGY SAVING IN THE HOME

South Africans have woken up to the need to save energy and they know they have to change their ways. Environmentally friendly options and resources have become something many are looking for. Load shedding scared people into making changes, people felt the pain both practically and financially. Today water restrictions and the equivalent of load

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Home Energy saving Tips

Home Energy Saving Tips

Reduce your carbon footprint, pay less on utilities and save money by making your home a little greener. Buying a new Green home or splashing out on expensive equipment and alterations are not necessary. Follow these simple tips to save energy at home and join the green revolution. The home energy saving tips will hopefully

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Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips

Power consumption has become expensive in SA over the last few years. In fact, our utility bills are climbing a few times a year as ESKOM struggles to supply the needs of the country. Here are a few economical tips that will save energy at an affordable price. We have listed a few energy saving

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GLOBAL WARMING

Should You Move Out During Roof Replacement

Should You Move Out During Roof Replacement

There’s no need to emphasize that roof is a constitutional element of a home. There isn’t a home without a proper roof. Unfortunately, the roof is probably the most vulnerable part of your house. The weather’s pretty tough on it. That’s why folks need to organize roof repairs every once in a while. Whether they

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A smoothly progressing roof replacement, thanks to 'Ways To Prepare Your Home For Re-Roofing.'

Ways To Prepare Your Home for Re-Roofing

A roof replacement is not as simple as most other types of renovation. It is a tricky spot to access for any kind of repair, let alone an entire replacement. So, naturally, there are certain things to keep in mind when doing it – ways to approach the problem and concrete steps you should take

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borehole water

Borehole Water Cape Town

Borehole Water Experiencing a severe drought forever changes the way you view water and its usage. Gone are the days of mindlessly opening a tap and letting it run unheeded. Relying on the council alone to supply water is out of the question; thus, borehole water has become very popular. Finding alternative sources of water

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surviving a drought

How To Survive in a Drought

Did you know that the number of major drought events experienced around the world from 1980 to 2014 is 419? How to Survive a Drought in times of Global Warming and Climate Change. In fact, more people worldwide are surviving a drought now more than ever. During the same duration, the total number of people

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growing vegetables during a drought

Growing Vegetables During a Drought

Drought is widely spoken subject, and it is usually perceived as a threat among, gardeners. It calls for every gardener to look for innovative means to keep the ground green. Since water is the pillar in which these crops are anchored for growth, it is essential to use it wisely. Of importance, also, is to

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Global Warming and Climate Change

Global Warming and Climate Change

Did you know that heating and cooling account for 50% to 70% of the Energy used in an average home? In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Global Warming and Climate Change was enacted. The policy was designed to bring together world nations in a global initiative that fought to reduce greenhouse gases based

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RotoTank for Greywater Harvesting

Grey Water Harvesting

With water shortages worldwide because of increased industrialization and Global Warming, we are all looking into water-saving alternatives. For this reason, governments and other stakeholders are working on innovative ways of preserving water resources. Grey Water Harvesting has become a reality for Capetonians as we struggle to avoid DAY ZERO. Never in known history has

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global warming

Global Warming the True Story of Climate Change

In early 1989 a professor Bill McKibben wrote a book on this subject. The Nature of this was a book that today can be called The Story of Climate Change. In fact, The Story on Climate Change only starts then. Listed below are a few hard facts on Global warming and climate change. However, the

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save our planet and save money

SAVE OUR PLANET AND SAVE MONEY

Climate change is real, it is here, and it is affecting us all. South Africa has not escaped global warming, and drought is just one result. Parts of Gauteng have seen heavier than normal rainfall this rainy season. Because of climate change, there are now two things every South African wants to do: Save our

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Harmful affects of air-conditioners

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF AIR CONDITIONERS

What do we do in summer when our homes are hot, you switch on the air conditioner. The Air conditioner has become something we all take for granted. Not so long ago it was considered a luxury or even a novelty. Everywhere you go today there is air conditioner and it is used all year

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saving energy helps the environment

SAVING ENERGY HELPS THE ENVIRONMENT

In this post, we cover a few import how effects that energy has on the environment. Saving energy helps the environment. We are running out of natural resources, and we are destroying our planet. So let’s all stand together there are many ways to of saving energy helps the environment. How Saving Energy Helps The

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WINDOWS

Benefits Of Solar Film

5 Hidden Benefits Of Solar Film

People who don’t live in South Africa simply don’t understand how sunny it can be. In fact, studies have found that South Africa gets an average of 2500 hours of sunlight every year! That basically translates to having sunshine all day, every day. For this reason we will look into the 5 HiddenBenefits Of Solar Film

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5 Reasons to Install Double Glazed Windows

5 Aluminium Double Glazed Window Benefits

There are many Double Glazed Window Benefits; however, we will look at 5 Aluminium Double Glazed Window Benefits. The Aluminium Double Glazed Windows are the most popular. They are maintenance-free, thereby saving time and money and aesthetically easy on the eye. Importantly cleaning the Aluminium windows and doors is easy. Many homeowners upgrading their windows

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Double Glazed Window Types

Double Glazed Window Types

This post covers a few Double Glazed Window types as this is key to reducing energy loss in the home. As a result, many homeowners are more aware of the energy crisis worldwide as well as global warming. In our endeavour to reduce the costs of heating and cooling, Double Glazing for windows as well

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Reduce heat flow through windows

REDUCE HEAT FLOW THROUGH WINDOWS

Windows have been using glass to fill holes in the walls of buildings since Roman times. Other materials such as flattened animal horns and greased paper have been used, but glass has stuck. Windows with glass may be strong and maybe lovely to look at, but they contribute little to energy saving in the vast

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Double Glazing Window Benefits

DOUBLE GLAZING BENEFITS

Let’s look at the many double glazing benefits. Because of the cold climate, most European countries, including the Soviet Union, all have double glazed windows. We have insulated homes for some people from these countries, and they have all mentioned that they could walk around in the house with minimal clothing. A lady in Durbanville

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VENTILATION & CONDENSATION

Aerial view of differently colored rooftops

How to Pick the Right Roof Colour for Your Home

Looks matter. Although this isn’t the primary function of shingles, it certainly adds to your home’s overall “feel”. So, whether you’re building a new house or re-roofing an old one, you might as well get the most out of it – both in terms of functionality and looks. But, to pick the right roof colour

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Reduce Condensation and ceiling mould

Ways to Reduce Ceiling Mould and Condensation

An in-depth look at ways to reduce ceiling mould and condensation in your home. Excess moisture can wreak havoc on your home and cause severe condensation buildup and dangerous mould. If you’re coping with ceiling mould and other issues, how can you remedy this problem effectively? This helpful guide will explain some ways you can

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Ceiling mould

HOW TO TREAT CEILING MOULD

A question regularly asked, especially as winter approaches is “how to prevent condensation and mould in the home”. There are many reasons why some homes get Mould. Condensation and Mould can make a home very uncomfortable. Mould can harm a person’s health, and condensation can make the house uncomfortable. Let us look at a few

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