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22 08, 2016

Maintaining Your Rainwater Tank in Summer

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Home Maintenance|

Rainwater tanks are major assets for homeowners, gardeners, and savvy urban water rates payers around the world. As an excellent water supply option in any environment, rainwater tanks are relied upon by a wide range of businesses and families around Australia.

While rainwater systems are very reliable and usually pretty straightforward,

18 07, 2016

Keeping Birds from Nesting in Your Roof

July 18th, 2016|Categories: Home Maintenance|

Even if you like birds, having them nesting in your roof can represent a series of real and potentially quite expensive problems. Often, birds in your roof can be a warning sign of bigger problems and usually their presence just makes these issues worse. Let’s look at a few problems

11 11, 2015

How to Protect Your Home from Flooding

November 11th, 2015|Categories: Home Maintenance|

The catastrophic Queensland floods of 2010-2011 began after several incidents of heavy rainfall throughout the state, which ruined many homes. Queensland is regularly hit by strong floods, and this is part and parcel of living in a tropical environment, especially during La Nina years. But the particularly devastating floods of 2010-2011 serve as a reminder to all Queenslanders to make sure their homes are reinforced to prevent flood damage. There are several affordable options Queenslanders can take to protect their homes against flooding and work to keep their families and belongings safe.

23 10, 2015

Insulation: Keeping The Heat OUT of the House Over Summer

October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Home Maintenance|

Keeping heat out of the house during Queensland’s harsh summer months can be a tough feat. Because the air in Queensland is often very humid, heat is conducted in the moisture and can permeate into every room, nook and cranny of the house. This leads to mouldy cupboards and draws, and warped wooden walls, furniture and fittings. Heat can also be bad for your body, leading to heat exhaustion, the dreaded summer flu and a host of other ailments. Keeping your house cool during summer is not only a necessity for home maintenance in Queensland, but also for your health. If you want to beat the summer heat, it’s time to consider insulation for your home. More than just your home’s best friend in winter, insulation can help you with temperature control at every time of year. Here are a few ways it can help you out when you’re battling the sweltering sun.

16 08, 2015

Five Tips for Fireproofing Your Home

August 16th, 2015|Categories: Home Maintenance|

Australian bushfires are a serious fear during the dry season, both for homeowners and builders. Queensland Sheet Metal takes this threat just as seriously, which is why our line of work is concerned with long-term protection against bushfire damage and helping our customers find new ways to detect and defend against oncoming fires.

6 08, 2015

Five Ways to Improve Your Patio

August 6th, 2015|Categories: DIY Projects, Home Maintenance, Patio|

Knowing what to do with your outdoor space can be a daunting challenge unless you have a good design in mind. At Queensland Sheet Metal, we’ve seen our fair share of different patio arrangements, so to help fellow Queensland residents and builders find the best result for their needs, we’ve put together 5 easy tips to think about when renovating your patio.

16 12, 2014

5 Ways to Plan & Protect Against Roof Weather Damage

December 16th, 2014|Categories: Home Maintenance|

Your roof is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. Your roof protects everything inside your home, from your crawlspace and insulation down to the furniture and items inside your house. Any damage to your roof spells disaster for the rest of the home. Making sure that your roof is well protected against weather damage should be a priority for every homeowner. Read More