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What are the different parts of a roof?

What are the different parts of a roof?

A roof is made up of a system of products working together and it’s important to be clear on the terminology, especially since the parts of a roof can be referred to in different ways. 1. Eaves: The eaves of a roof is its lowest horizontal edge. The eaves may terminate flush with the outer […]

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What should I consider when replacing or choosing a new roof?

What should I consider when replacing or choosing a new roof?

Choosing a new roof requires more thought than simply choosing a tile and colour. There are a range of considerations including: Pitch: The pitch of your roof will dictate what products you can use. It is important to remember that different products can only be laid at certain pitches. Details of the pitch performance of […]

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What is Efflorescence and is it permanent?

What is Efflorescence and is it permanent?

Efflorescence describes white deposits found on building materials such as concrete roof tiles, block paving, clay bricks, calcium silicate bricks, mortar and concrete. The term covers a number of phenomena and various forms can occur. The deposits found on different materials vary significantly in chemical composition and method of...

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Problems and maintenance

Problems and maintenance

Can you walk on roof tiles? Marley Roofing does not recommend foot traffic directly on the roof tiles or covering.  Cracks or micro-cracks can occur on the roof covering if roofs are trafficked without appropriate access equipment. We recommend that an adequate number of crawling boards and ladders should be used when accessing com...

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Sun Safety Warning for Roofers

Sun Safety Warning for Roofers

New research shows construction workers have a greater risk of skin cancer than any other occupation. The latest study, which appeared in the British Journal of Cancer*, looked at the risks of skin cancer and outdoor occupations, estimating that there are 48 deaths and 241 cases of melanoma skin cancer each year caused by ultraviole...

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