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4 Ways To Find Excellent Value In Waterproofing Your Roof

The rainy season is about to start in Cape Town, so now is the time to ensure that you don’t have any roof leaks. Having a leaky roof during a rainstorm isn’t fun. That is if you’re lucky enough to be home to minimise the damage. If not, your pocket is probably still feeling the strain.

 

There are many reasons why a healthy-looking roof can suddenly start leaking. You might have an obstruction in one of your gutter pipes, blocking the water flow. Your roof might look healthy, but in actual fact, be worn and in desperate need of some TLC. Another reason for roof leaks is damage to roof shingles caused by strong winds. Whichever reason, you need help and quickly. 

 

Excess moisture is extremely dangerous and can cause structural failure when roof trusses start to rot. Here’s how a roof waterproofing treatment can help:

Seal Existing Roof Leaks and Prevent Future Roof Leaks

Waterproofing your roof will include roof repairs before the application of the product. This way you can seal current roof leaks and prevent them from occurring in future.

Extend the Lifespan of Your Roof

Your roof should last around 30 years or even more if you take good care of it. Waterproofing will protect your roof from the UV rays of the sun as well as the elements of mother nature. 

Save You Money on Future Roof Repairs

As a homeowner, you have enough expenses to empty your pockets. The last thing you need is constant roof repairs or a pricey roof replacement. Waterproofing will help you save money by eliminating future roof repairs.

Increase the Value of Your Home with Waterproofing

You might not want to sell your home right now, but if you decide to put it on the market in future, you’ll be glad you invested in roof waterproofing. It will save the potential buyer from having to do it and give the impression that your home is well taken care of.

 

Waterproofing offers many benefits to you as a homeowner, which is why you should consider investing in it right now. We don’t have to tell you how expensive roof replacements are, you probably already know. And the last thing you need right now is the financial burden of a premature roof replacement when there are things within your power to protect your roof.

 

Pest Control Centurion: This Is The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Cockroaches Fast

I don’t have to tell you that cockroaches are gross, it’s common knowledge. It’s also a well-known fact that getting rid of cockroaches for good can be extremely challenging. 

Many people believe that squashing cockroaches cause them to release their eggs. But, this is not entirely true. If a cockroach was close to laying eggs, and the eggs weren’t crushed in the process, it is possible for them to hatch even if the host is dead. If the eggs are too premature, they will simply die without hatching.

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches Quickly

Storebought chemicals aren’t nearly as effective as the ones pest control specialists use. If you want to completely rid your home of these nasty critters, it’s best to get help from exterminators like The Pest Control Pros.

 

Additionally, you should clean your home thoroughly, especially the kitchen. Cockroaches are always searching for food, and if your kitchen is full of scraps and crumbs, they’ll want to move in. Keep your kitchen clean by sweeping and mopping it regularly. And use an antibacterial cleaner to wipe surfaces.

 

Make sure you take out the trash regularly since it’s just another food source they can sink their proverbial teeth into.

 

You’ll want to eliminate water sources since cockroaches need them to survive. Without water, they won’t last a week. Common water sources are leaky sinks and pipes, as well as, pet water bowls. 

 

Finally, you need to seal possible entry points. Cockroaches are small and don’t need big spaces to enter your home. Look for gaps around pipes, baseboards, windows and doors and seal them. Make sure to check them regularly to lower the risk of another infestation.

 

Cockroaches are hard to get rid of but not impossible. Get in touch with your local pest specialist and let them help you make your home comfortable and free of pests again!

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How Important Are Roof Repairs for The Longevity of Your Roof?

We need to start this odyssey into the importance of roof repairs and roof maintenance with where you live, and if you live in Cape Town, you’ll know by now that your roof is going to take a serious battering from Mother Nature, a lot more so than, for instance, a roof in the middle of the Karoo!

Winter storms can be particularly brutal in Cape Town, (known of old as the Cape of Storms!) while summer rains and gale force winds are also responsible for a lot of roof damage that occurs in this region. 

Regular roof inspections will save you money in the long run

One of the best things you can do to protect your roof and the value of your investment into it, is to work with a roofing company like Empire Roofing in Cape Town.

This is a team of roofing experts who work at creating long-term relationships with customers who trust them to give them the truth about the condition of their roof, and to deliver workmanship of a standard that underpins the dedication at Empire Roofing for service excellence.

Getting Empire Roofing in to inspect your roof once or twice a year, especially after particularly bad storms, is going to save you money in the long run, since even the smallest crack in a roof tile could very quickly become a major problem.

Holes in roof sheeting can do the same, gathering momentum until something like a small leak leads to damage of the roof structure itself. It costs a lot less to have roof repairs done when the issue is still small; once it reaches the point of no return and a roof replacement is all that’ll do, a small job becomes a major expense.

It’s never a good idea to procrastinate about any potential problems with the roof, not when it comes to your budget, or the impact it can have on the value of your property and its structure.

What type of roof repairs to expect from Empire Roofing?

As a cohesive, highly skilled team that has been in the roofing industry in Cape Town for over a decade, you can rely on Empire Roofing to know exactly what the best option will be when it comes to any roof repairs you may require.

These roof repairs include, but are not limited to:

Repair & replacement of roof tiles

If the only problem on your roof is a few cracked or damaged roof tiles, you’re going to be extending the lifespan of your roof by calling on Empire roofing to repair or replace the troublesome roof tiles, before they create a larger issue.

This team also undertakes the installation of new roof sheets. You can trust Empire Roofing implicitly when it comes to whether or not anything on your roof really needs repairing!

Waterproofing & leak repairs

The team at Empire Roofing are waterproofing experts, and in tandem with this, if anyone can find the source of a roof leak quickly and efficiently, they will! 

Refurbishment & replacement of fascia’s & aluminium gutters

As experts in everything to do with roof repairs, Empire Roofing will refurbish and replace fascia’s, as well as carry out the installation of aluminium gutters, or the replacement of PVC gutters with aluminium gutters.

No roof repair too small or big for Empire Roofing!

The team at Empire Roofing will keep your roof in good condition throughout the years, and, when it comes time for bigger projects, such as roof refurbishment or replacement, you’ll have a roof that’s as good as new, which will last as long as any new roof is expected to! 

Contact Empire Roofing in Cape Town today, whether for a quote or roof inspection, or to find out more about the extensive roofing services offered by this professional team; as with many other customers, you’ll find dealing with them an absolute pleasure! 

 

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Top Benefits of Installing Sheer Blinds in Your Home

Blinds, shades, and curtains are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to window coverings. Every type of window treatment we offer provides an array of benefits, as well as its unique appearance. However, sheer blinds are unique in their own right.

What Is a Sheer Blind?

If you are picturing a fine see-through fabric when you hear the words “sheer blind,” you are not far off the mark. Sheer blinds, however, are not the same as sheer curtains.

 

A sheer curtain is a transparent, thin fabric hung from a curtain rod. Despite filtering some light and providing a degree of privacy, sheer curtains are more about appearance than function.

 

By contrast, sheer blinds combine the aesthetic appeal of lightweight curtains with the practicality of conventional window blinds. Homeowners can choose between sheer fabric and an opaque material to offer different options for room-darkening and light filtration. 

 

We’ve outlined what makes sheer shades stand out from the competition. But why do these window treatments warrant a closer look? Here are a few reasons why you might want to install sheer shades in your home.

They’re Gorgeous

You can use sheer shades to soften a high-contrast space, add whimsy to a room or add more texture to your interior. Their more delicate appearance provides a warmer and less formal look to your home than basic blinds.

They Offer Excellent Light Filtering

Homeowners have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the amount of light they let into their homes. The blinds are essentially two layers of fabric when they’re completely open, so they block out the glare from the sun without making the room appear dark. Light-filtering sheer shades are also an excellent choice for rooms that don’t receive much natural light during the day, due to this feature.

They Give You Privacy

It can often seem as though if you want privacy, you have to sacrifice your views and natural light if you have windows facing other residences or a busy street. Choosing sheer shades means you can have your cake and eat it, too. Even when you’re inside, you can enjoy nature and soak in the sun through the gauzy fabric, but it prevents onlookers from seeing what you’re up to.

They Are Also Effective at Room Darkening

The sheer nature of sheer shades doesn’t mean waking up with the sun is a guarantee when you install them. The secret lies in the construction: The blinds element allows them to block out light nearly as well as blackout shades and traditional blinds, as well as some other unlined window treatments.

You Can Customize Them

Your home’s design can benefit greatly from the use of these window coverings. Choosing sheer shades that match the colour scheme of your room will give your space a casual elegance. At Curtain Master, we offer sheer shades in a variety of neutral tones with a few lovely pops of colour.

 

Blind experts in your area can help you make the right choice no matter what type of window coverings you want—or if you’re having trouble choosing between two different styles or products.

 

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Top 5 Benefits of Clear View Fencing

Traditional fencing solutions are not always the best option. With TopFence, you can find aesthetically pleasing solutions that enhance real-world applications. 

A clear view fence is a type of security mesh fence designed to provide maximum perimeter security and excellent visibility through the mesh. These panels are made rigid and strong with V-bends. A clear view security fence provides a physical and psychological barrier against break-ins and unauthorized entry.

Enhanced Security

Clear View Fencing provides you with a clear view of your premises or property. Small apertures in the fence make it almost impossible to cut through using conventional tools. The fence also has maxi spikes that make climbing impossible. Lastly, the trench in which the fence is laid is dug three meters deep, making digging under the fence impossible.

Economical Solution

Clear View fences are relatively cheaper than steel gate or palisade fencing. We use steel wire mesh to construct the fence, which requires very little material. The only thing you will pay for is labour for installing the fence.

Longevity

If you drive around any neighbourhood in South Africa, you’ll see dozens of broken and rusted fences. A minimum 10-year guarantee comes with every Clear View fence. This fence is weather-resistant. It won’t rust in the rain or wilt in the wind.

 

Options

Clear View fences are not just a one-size-fits-all solution, they can be customized to meet your needs. Here are some examples.

  • PVC coating
  • Galvanized coating
  • Different colours
  • Smaller apertures
  • Anti-tamper bolts
  • Additional security features such as maxi spikes

Aesthetic Appeal

Clear View fencing stands out above the rest without a doubt. Fencing like this is very clean and aesthetic. As its name implies, Clear View is unobtrusive, it doesn’t get in the way, and it can enhance the appearance of any piece of land. Depending on the style and look of your property, you can paint and cover the fence in any colour you like. 

Let TopFence help you secure your property today. Feel free to contact us for a free quotation on our fencing solutions.