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Thinking about off grid solar? Here’s what you need to know

Gone off the (electricity) grid?

Not everyone is connected to mains powered electricity. For people living in remote and rural areas, an off grid solar system is often a more affordable and efficient alternative to diesel generators.

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How much money can I save with commercial solar?

If you run your own business, you probably dread the sight of your power bill appearing in the mail box every quarter.

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How to prevent common problems with Klip-lok Roofs

Klip-lok roofs are fairly common, but they can present a number of unique problems that property owners should be aware of.

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How to ensure your roof restoration has been quoted properly

As a Licensed Builder and all-round roofing guru, Greg Catton from My Home Improvements has quoted on countless roof restoration jobs all over Brisbane and Queensland.

He knows from experience that while a roof can look to be in good shape from ground level, it can be a totally different story once you actually get up on the roof and start poking around.

Relying on the age of a roof can also be very deceiving in determining its condition.

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Here’s the nitty gritty of restoring old tile roofs

As a Licenced Builder and all-round roofing guru, Greg Catton from My Home Improvements has worked on countless tile roof restoration jobs all over Brisbane and Queensland.

Restoring old tile roofs presents an intricate challenge for any roofing contractor. If not done correctly, newly restored roof tiles can lose their beauty in just a few short years.

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How to avoid a bad roof replacement

As a Licenced Builder and all-round roofing guru, Greg Catton from My Home Improvements has been called in countless time to fix up dodgy roof replacement jobs all over Brisbane and Queensland.

A shonky roofing contractor can not only leave you thousands out of pocket, but can leave you with a roof prone to leaking and serious damage.

If you are considering getting a roof replacement or are thinking you might need one in the near future, here’s some things to check with a roofing contractor before you hire them.

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Why you need to check building approval and insurance is obtained for your roof replacement

If you are considering getting a roof replacement, you’d be forgiven for thinking that a roofing contractor would take care of all the necessary approvals and insurances.

As a Licenced Builder and all-round roofing guru, Greg Catton from My Home Improvements knows that there are some roofing contractors out there who often fail to secure all the right paperwork or comply with relevant standards.

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Can body corporate stop you from installing solar power panels?

My Home Improvements’ General Manager and all round solar expert, Elton Williams, explains your rights when it comes to installing solar power panels in a residential complex. 

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Am I Entitled to a Government Solar Panel Rebate?

Queensland is the Sunshine State…so it certainly makes sense for us to harness all that beautiful sunshine and turn it in to electricity that will power our homes and businesses.

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What is the Best Metal Roof Paint?

Licenced Builder (and My Home Improvements’ Managing Director) Greg Catton explains what makes a great metal roof paint, AND names names.

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Can I fix broken or cracked roof tiles with silicone?

Licenced Builder (and My Home Improvements’ MD) Greg Catton is a specialist in tile roof restoration and roof repair. Here he nuts out a few good reasons why crawling across your cracked tile roof, silicone gun in hand can be dangerous for your roof, your whole house... and your marriage!

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How Can I Make Sure My Asbestos Roof Is Removed Safely?

Don’t let the worry of your Asbestos Roof hang over your head...literally!

My Home Improvements MD, Greg Catton gives the rundown on what you need to know about removing that pesky Asbestos safely before undergoing roof replacement.  

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What to do if your metal or tiled roof is leaking.

If your roof leaks, you’ve got to act fast and call a roof repair specialist the second you notice it, says My Home Improvements MD, Greg Catton.

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Solar Power Systems in Rural Areas: Frequently Asked Questions.

If you dread opening your power bill and seeing yet another price hike, it’s definitely time to beat the power companies at their own game…by having a solar power system installed.

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The Right Way to Paint a Metal Roof

Licenced Builder (and My Home Improvements’ Managing Director) Greg Catton is an expert in metal roof restoration and tells you everything you need to know about painting metal roofs. 

Metal Roof before painting.

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What’s the best paint primer when restoring your tiled roof?

If you’ve decided it’s time your tiled roof needs a face-lift, then take a moment to find out why it’s critical that the roof restoration service uses the right type of primer.

My Home Improvements’ MD and Licenced Builder Greg Catton shares from experience and explains the best primer paint to use on your tiled roof.

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What’s the difference between Roof Paint and Exterior Paint?

The difference between Specialised Roof Paint and normal exterior paint explained by Licenced Builder (and Managing Director) Greg Catton.

Warning! As you read this article, you may begin to think I’m getting a kickback from Nutech Roof Coatings, the way I’m raving on about them.

I assure you, I’m not. They’re just head and shoulders above the other paints. 

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Do I Need A Fungicide On My Roof?

Licenced Builder (and My Home Improvements’ Managing Director) Greg Catton explains why lichens form and why you should remove them with a tile roof restoration…fast! 

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Are older Roof Tiles better than new Roof Tiles?

Licenced Builder (and My Home Improvements’ MD) Greg Catton explains why they don’t make concrete roof tiles like they used to, and what you MUST do to prolong the life of your tiled roof.

You know you’re getting older when you start saying things like “they don’t make ’em like they used to” and “back in the day”.             

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How do I tell if there’s a problem with my tile roof?

Common tile roof problems explained by Licenced Builder (and Managing Director) Greg Catton.

Most home owners are oblivious to the inner workings of a tile roof and how it all fits together.

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New day, new beginning, new opportunities, new challenges! Coming soon

My Home Improvements and MHI Commercial Roofing have been roofing Queensland and Northern New South Wales Homes and businesses for over 20 years. Our recent rebranding has now opened the doors to larger scale roofing projects and allows us to improve product selection and application techniques for various roofing services. Having embedded ourselves in the domestic residential and commercial roofing areas, we now have the opportunity to grow our new Roofing brands with absolute product and customer focus.

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Asbestos Roof to Metal Roof. Neighbours are just a bit jealous...

We specialise in the replacement of asbestos roofs along with our fully licensed Asbestos Removal partners. With Asbestos – Your safety is our priority. Roofing trades do not understand the critical nature of Asbestos Roof Removal. MyHome Roofing work closely with A1 Asbestos removals to ensure absolutely no risk is undertaken with the health of our customers or their families.

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