Roof safety guide

Your home’s roof plays an important role in keeping your family and the contents within safe and well protected from the elements. A compromised roof can weigh heavily on your mind as well as your pocket in terms of the possible damage it can inflict.

Keeping your roof well maintained can help prevent unnecessary damage and the associated repair costs, while also giving you peace of mind.

If you intend to work on your home’s roof, be sure to follow the safety tips outlined below to avoid any serious accidents or injuries.

Avoid Working On A Wet Roof !!!

The first safety tip when it comes to working on a roof is to never work on a wet roof surface. Before you even get your gear out, make sure that you choose to work on the roof on a dry day. This is because any wetness on the roof surface increases the risk of slippage. Furthermore, any wet leaves on the roof also pose an elevated risk of slippage.

It is also worth mentioning that you should not work on the roof on a windy day. A sudden gust of wind can be devastating as well.

Safe Ladder Use

The ladder is one of the most important tools used in roof maintenance work. Choosing the right ladder and using it properly will help make the entire job much safer. Although using a ladder seems simple and easy, it is nothing but.

It’s important that you take the time to ensure that every part of the ladder’s structure is strong enough to hold your weight as well as the weight of any tools you might have to carry up onto the roof.

Proper use of a ladder involves properly setting it up to ensure that it does not slip from under you. Furthermore, you should avoid placing tools on the ladder steps as they may fall on you, or someone else. You can use a tool tray designed to be fixed on the ladder instead.

Get The Right Gear

Before getting on the ladder, and climbing up to the roof, it is important that you have the right safety gear for the work at hand. Wearing a pair of safety boots, designed to prevent slippage on the roof surface, and a helmet should be common sense. Furthermore, you should have a safety harness designed for use at your roof’s height.

With the above tips in mind, you will have a much safer time cleaning or fixing your roof. If you are not comfortable doing the job yourself seek help from a professional roof restoration company.

Roof Ventilation Explained

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If you’re like most home owners, and love and cherish your home, you might like to read on. This article is about roof ventilation which many people tend to overlook. It seems that a lot of people are uneducated or are unaware about roof ventilation, not even realising such a thing exists.

Information in this article has been kindly provided by Roof Restoration Sutherland Shire

Roof ventilation refers to the process of simply removing air (particularly hot air) from the roof cavity, i.e. the space between your roof surface and the ceiling. Normally this space is quite closed off and the roof surface itself acts as a heat conductor thus heating the air in the cavity.

As mentioned, many people are unaware that such a thing as roof ventilation even exists. However you might be impressed to learn that it is a relatively easy and affordable way to cut down on your energy costs. In addition to cutting down on energy costs, roof ventilation can actually add life to your roof prolonging any need for expensive roof restorations or roof replacements.

For those in the Sutherland Shire, a roof restoration company such as Roof Restoration Sutherland Shire can be of great assistance in assessing your ventilation needs and providing a solution for you which both meets the requirements of the building and your budget. If you are looking at purchasing a new home, restoring or replacing your roof, or building a brand new home, professional advise can be very valuable.

Commonly in Australia, there are two types of roof ventilation that work in conjunction with each other. The first method refers to extraction and this can be achieved either mechanically or naturally by installing ridge cap vents. The mechanical method involves the very well known Aussie “whirlybird” which is installed on the roof and is wind driven to extract the hot air from the air roof cavity. This is also known as an exhaust method.

To replace the hot air which has been exhausted, cool or outside air must be allowed into the cavity. This is achieved by placing air vents around the eaves to allow cool air in to replace the hot air which has been exhausted.

So in summary, extraction units known as whirlybirds or ridgecap ventilators will allow hot air to escape and vents placed around the eaves will allow the hot air to be replaced with the cooler air from outside. Please note that this doesn’t mean anything is being cooled – it’s just that the hot air temperature is being brought down closer to the ambient temperature of the outside air.

A well ventilated roof can save you money in the long term from helping to reduce energy costs when trying to cool down your home. As you have learnt, it is a relatively simple installation process to fit out your roof with an efficient ventilation system.

Roofing Blogs

Here we are going to take a look at an example of a WordPress site about Roof Restoration. This is part of a social media campaign that is for a roofing company based in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne in Australia. They are using a variety of platforms to promote their services but it seems that WordPress is the favorite. Here is a screenshot of the basic layout of the blog style page:

Although this is a very simple site with minimal features it highlights and main services of the business. These include:

  • Roof restoration
  • Roof repairs
  • Reroof

Although this particular blog is very light on actual content it does convey the main messages of the company. It also has some images of actual jobs completed which in my opinion in this particular circumstance is worth 1000 words. This site is being used in conjunction with a wide range of other social media platforms as well as the companies official websites that has been optimized for on-page SEO.

About Slate Roofing Sydney

Slate roofing Sydney is an exciting new project that we hope will get great results. Local Lead Marketing will be working with roofer Gerard Murphy in chasing organic rankings in the super competitive niche of Slate roofing. The existing competitors have beautiful websites and have clearly spent a lot of money on a range of SEO and marketing.

This is a very new campaign and is being launched and marketed at the start of August 2017. We did however manage to find the domain name which fortunately had some domain age and even a few backlinks pointing to it. This will make the process of ranking the site a lot faster and easier.

All images for the site have been provided by Gerard and his team of local slate roofing jobs within the Sydney region but mainly around the North Sydney area. We have been very fortunate on this front as Gerard had countless years of photos from a variety of job types. This has made it very easy to provide page specific content for each of his services.

This is a very targeted campaign as the roofer only works with slate roofs. He does however perform a variety of services on these types of roofs which gives us a greater playing field to focus on. The main roofing services that he provides and we will be marketing for are:

  • Slate roof repairs
  • Slate roof restoration
  • Slate roof replacements
  • New slate roofs

As per usual this is a responsive website that has mobile friendly features such as click to call and a page load speed in the 90’s.

As this will take a approximately 8-10 months to see consistent results from our SEO efforts we are running a Google Adwords campaign until we see at least 3-5 leads come in from organic traffic.





All About Roof Restoration Brisbane

BluVision Media - Roof Restoration BrisbaneTo discover a premier roof company in Brisbane with outstanding levels of service, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve stuck it rich and won some sort of tradie lottery. Well, fear no more, the team at Local Lead Marketing have paired with one of the greatest roofing teams in Brisbane to bring you Roof Restoration Brisbane.

A new campaign called Roof Restoration Brisbane has been built to service the roofing needs of the Brisbane population. It has involved a full setup including website, social media, and related local directories.

We are all very excited about this new campaign, it’s not often the opportunity for a campaign in Brisbane arises and being one of the country’s most beautiful capitals, well, lets hope it’s one of many campaigns to be built there.

Roof Restoration Brisbane Services

Roof Restoration Brisbane offer numerous roofing system related services. They can work on any type of roof materials that you might have either being tiled or metal.

Some of the service offerings include;

  • Roof Repairs
  • Roof cleaning & painting
  • Roofing system Replacements
  • Modern Gutter Repairs & Installations

To provide a more accurate estimate, our specialists will come to your home and inspect your roof to determine the scope of works required. This is done free of charge to you and includes a quote. This system gives you confidence that you will be aware before the start of the job how much it will cost. It also minimises any surprises as most faults and issues will be discovered during the inspection phase.

How we can help

Instead of spending hours and hours scouring the internet for a suitable roofing company to carry out your work, contact us as we’ve already found the best roofing company in Brisbane. We know we can say this because we rely on repeat business and it wouldn’t do us any good to recommend a company which is less than desired.

Our group have actually been dealing with the team at Roof Restoration Brisbane for a variety of years now and are positive that we have actually discovered the very best roofing professionals in Brisbane. It remains in our interests to suggest a respectable business as we depend upon repeat service and favourable evaluations.

Take the risk out of hiring

Continuing on, the relationship established between Local Lead Marketing is one that has been created for the long term. As such, this can only be achieved by dealing with reputable companies.

You can be assured that the risk of hiring a dodgey tradie has been eliminated if you go through our partnership, Roof Restoration Brisbane.