Understanding Why Building Repair Is Important

The deterioration in your building is an ongoing process that basically affects the worth and resale value of your home as well. Regular building maintenance can however prevent damages that mostly occur as a result of weather and other elements. Building repair in Huntingdon will make your building more manageable and attractive to potential clients including potential tenants and other people too who would like to come and visit or stay in your building. Repairs will cover important features of the house and key elements such as tile, doors and closers, painting and caulking, welding and minor fabrication, minor electric and plumbing, dumpster areas and gates.

Understanding Why Building Repair Is Important

Fundamentally, you cannot overlook the importance of preventative maintenance. A building will depreciate and lose its value as well if its primary features are left in a state of neglect for a long time. Therefore, repairs not only help maintain the building’s appearance but extends its life too. This also prevents the foreseen loss of original fabric because less material is lost through minimal and regular small scale maintenance than in big restoration projects. Continue reading

The Difference Between Truss and Pitched Roof

There isn’t a difference between truss and pitched roofs, because all truss roofs are pitched roofs. When a pitched roof system is unable to internally support itself, trusses are added in order to make the roof more secure. They are typically found in large pitched roofing systems, and only very rarely in smaller ones; usually to help support heavier roofing materials.

Trusses are made from wood, which is ideal for the task due to its strength and flexibility. Steel girders are used as well in metal and glass roofing constructions, but aren’t used in brick and mortar buildings.

There are a number of problems with trusses which make choosing a pitched roof with them over a supported flat roof an issue. Trusses need to remain secure, as any movement in the roof, caused by further building work, could damage the integrity of the building.

Tips For Choosing The Right Skylight For Your Home

A Skylight is an ideal solution to brighten up any home. It not only brings natural light into the house but also reduces need for artificial lighting. It not only saves money but also keep the carbon footprint down. It can be installed in your kitchen, your hallway, your living room or loft conversion, depending on your needs. In the article below, we offers some tips to choose the right flat roof skylight for your home.


The adage, ‘Bigger is better’ does not apply to skylights. In fact, a bigger size can ruin the whole experience. Size of the opening controls the amount of heat and light coming into your home.

As far as the total size is concerned, a good rule of thumb is that it should account for up to 5% of the floor area of the room. It can be increased up to 15%, in case there are not many windows in the room. So, if the size of the room is 15’ x 20’, making the area 300 ft.², it should cover a total area between 15 and 45 ft.². The dimensions of the opening can be decided accordingly. Continue reading