The team at Strong Life Guttering Melbourne recently completed a gutter replacement Burwood Victoria for a customer by replacing their old guttering system with new Colorbond Guttering. The property was an older style house, having been built in the 1960’s and comprising of traditional red brickwork. The property owner opted for a maroon Colorbond guttering to complete the existing brickwork. Strong Life guttering and roofing are the experts at gutter replacement in Melbourne. Our team will visit your property and provide a FREE assessment and quote. We can replace guttering on older style properties, as well as recently completed properties. If you have any concerns about how your guttering is holding up, please contact our team today…
A free roof inspection and a free quote for any work required should be a part of the service all roofing companies offer.
Recently one of our customers told us this story. She’d noticed a part of her roof’s guttering had come loose during the last lot of storms and the rest of the roofing and guttering was looking quite worn out. So, she’d contacted one of the ‘very well advertised’ roofing companies to arrange for them to assess what work was required. The company needed to check out what damage had been done, see if the roofing and guttering required updating and replacing, and give a written quote for the work.
The bright, young person she spoke to very cheerfully scheduled an inspection for the woman’s roof guttering, and it seemed like everything was organised.
Then came the ‘clanger’. She was lightly told the $$ fee for the inspection, would need to be paid on the day. So, after what seemed like a minute of silence, our customer thought to say, ‘but don’t you offer a free roof inspection, and shouldn’t there be a free quote?’
The cheerful voice on the phone, told her, ‘oh don’t worry, it comes off what you pay, after we do the job.’
Luckily, our customer thought quickly enough to say, ‘but what if I can’t afford your quote, what happens to the fee?’
‘Well, we have to cover our costs,’ she was told. Fortunately, our customer cancelled the appointment and called us.
And this is not an isolated case. No longer are free roof inspections and free quotes just a part of the service all companies offer.
It seems that with all the building happening around Melbourne at the moment, a few unscrupulous roofing companies are finding ways to make their profits even higher.
It is more likely that after paying the fee for the inspection, prospective customers will feel locked in and more likely to accept the quote, even if it is overpriced.
We are not sure if it’s legal to charge a fee for a quote or not, because our roofing company would never consider charging for a roof and guttering inspection or quote. Reputable companies, who have offered competitive and reliable roof restoration, guttering replacement and full roof replacement, for a very long time, always offer a free roofing inspection and free quote. We understand that a free roof inspection and a free quote is just a part of our service.
Consumer Affairs Victoria always suggests getting three quotes for any building work you’re planning. They also warn to be wary of accepting the ‘cheapest’ quote because there may be hidden costs, or the work carried out could be dodgy.
News.com recently published this concise 6 point plan on how to find the best tradesmen for your job. We recommend you follow their recommendations.
But, some of the easiest indicators of how a professional roofing company will complete your roofing repairs are;
Ø It’s made in Australia
Thanks to its superior quality, Colorbond Roofing, is the obvious choice for many award winning projects for the Brisbane 2018 Commonwealth Games, and is the first choice of Strong Life as well.
It is with great pleasure we announce Strong Life’s roofing supplier, Colorbond Roofing, has been used to build one of the nominated entries in the WAN (World architecture News) Awards. The WAN Awards are one of the largest Global awards for architectural achievements. They are designed to recognise new and innovative uses of architectural style. The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre refurbishment using Colorbond Roofing, has earned its place in the ‘Sport In Architecture 2017’ category.
Being constructed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Aquatic Centre is specially designed to increase the centre’s sustainability as well as providing a world class swimming venue. With this in mind, the designers, COX – Architecture, chose Colorbond Roofing for the outer and lower layers of the Aquatic Centre’s roofing system.
Colorbond Roofing is renowned for both its durability and eco-friendly properties.
Likewise, the expansive roofing of the Coomera Multisports Centre has also won an award for its innovative architecture, the 2017 Gold Coast / Northern Rivers Regional AIA Award for building of the year. BDA Architecture with Peddle Thorp Architects collected the Coomera Multisports Centre’s award for creating a centre that is ‘both elegant and robust’.
2016 was a year of awards for new and innovative architecturally significant buildings that have used Colorbond Roofing,
Ø HIA Perth Home of the Year in 2016 – Spadaccini Homes
Ø HIA Victorian Green Smart Home of the Year 2016 (for a house with a 7.9 eco-friendly rating) – J & J Carroll Builders
Ø HIA Victorian Custom Built Home of the Year – Bright Alpine Builders Pty Ltd
Ø HIA Victorian Small Commercial Project of the Year 2016 – Lockstar Homes
Ø HIA Victorian Renovation / Addition Project of the Year 2016 – Neumode Design & Construction Pty Ltd
Ø HIA Victorian Affordable Housing Winner: Sienna Homes
These are just a few of the many, many awards won during 2016, by architecturally designed buildings which used Colorbond Roofing.
Although, your building probably isn’t considered architecturally ‘significant’, Colorbond Roofing brings a new, clean look everywhere its used.
Colorbond Roofing – Strong Life’s preferred metal roof replacement material.
Strong Life is a professional company that has been in the roofing and guttering business for over 25 years. All Strong Life Roofing and Guttering jobs carry our 25 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty on Materials, 6 Year Strong Life Warranty on Workmanship and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*. We are proud to use only Colorbond Roofing Melbourne and Bluescope Steel roofing and guttering materials. And there’s a seniors discount – just to lighten the load on the mature agers.
For more information about Strong Life’s Colorbond Roofing Melbourne restoration service, or to arrange a free inspection and quote from one of our team of guttering and roofing experts, phone Strong Life (03) 9310 4455, enquire online, use our live chat service on our website, follow us on Facebook or email
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This blog is general in nature and is ONLY meant to give readers an overview of the subject matter. Do NOT rely on this information for your specific needs. If you are planning to have one of Strong Life’s Roof Restorations carried out on your property, we highly recommend that you talk to professional roofers, to get their advise on their SPECIFIC requirements
Moss, lichen or algae on tiles, might not always be seen as attractive, but there is absolutely no evidence to suggest they do any harm at all to the integrity of your roofing materials. Despite what scammers and less reputable roofing companies will tell you – moss, algae and lichen growth alone are not reasons to have a full roof restoration carried out.
A valid roof restoration is undertaken for a number of reasons. Every step of the restoration process is aimed towards extending the life of your property’s roof and minimising the risk of water seepage;
· Mortar integrity used for joins can become damaged
· Flashing around pipes etc. can be damaged
· Tiles can be broken or displaced
· Drainage surrounds can become blocked from build-up of dirt
· Drainage pipes can become blocked from build-up of debris
Most people view moss as giving the property a dated, unkempt appearance. So, if you are looking to sell, you would be well advised to consider having a full roof restoration carried out to increase your property’s curb appeal.
Generally a full roof restoration follows these steps;
· Roof inspection for damage
· broken tiles are replaced
· A pressure hose is used to clean the entire roofing area
· broken ridge caps are replaced
· any ridge capping and valley irons which has separated or loosened is rebedded with flexible pointing compound
· tiles are sprayed with a coat of sealer. Then prima bond is applied.
· a layer of colour is sprayed onto the entire tile section resulting in a whole new look for your property’s roof.
Always remember, when you decide it’s time to have a full roof restoration done, do your research and double check to make sure the company you use is a reputable one with many years’ experience within the roofing industry. There are many valid reasons to have a full restoration carried out, but, possible moss, algae and lichen degradation is not one of them.
The property owners of this house in Eltham, Victoria contacted the team at Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Melbourne because they had concerns about their existing Colorbond guttering and fascia covers. Over time, the property had experienced some wear and tear as a result of the Melbourne weather extremities. The property was also built over a decade ago and the owners wanted to modernise the exterior appearance of the property without making too large an investment. The owners contacted the team at Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Melbourne after visiting our website. The owners decided to keep with the existing Colorbond dark grey colour for their replacement gutters.
Prior to commencing work on their project, the home owners contacted the team at Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Melbourne for a FREE assessment and quote. The FREE assessment and quote required a thorough inspection of the property’s Colorbond guttering system and fascia’s and taking measurements. Installation commenced several weeks after the initial inspection was performed by Strong Life Guttering and Roofing.
The property owners were pleased with the completed project and we think that you will agree the new gutters and fascia covers have given the property a more modern finish.
If you have concerns about the wear and tear of your gutters and fascia covers, please contact the team at Strong Life guttering via phone on 9310 4455 or visit our website.
This property in East Keilor had tired and old Colorbond guttering, as it was the original Colorbond guttering that was installed on the property when it was built in the 1980’s. The owners of this property had become concerned about the durability of the existing Colorbond guttering and also its presentation. After doing their research, the owners contacted the team at Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Melbourne for a FREE assessment and quote. We sent one of our friendly and long standing salesmen around (Bill) to perform the assessment. Bill has over 45 years’ experience with Colorbond guttering and Colorbond roofing. After performing a close inspection of the existing Colorbond guttering, Bill determined that the best way to move forward with the property owners was to install new fascia covers and top capping. After looking at all the Colorbond colour choices available, the owners opted for a cream Colorbond finish. This colour choice matched the existing brickwork on the property and added a clean look to the overall appearance of the home.
If you are concerned about wear and tear on your property’s fascia board then why not consider covering them with durable Colorbond material? Colorbond can lower the maintenance required on a property and add additional curb side appeal to your property.
If you would like a FREE assessment and quote please contact the Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Melbourne team via the enquiry form on our website.
Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Melbourne recently completed a Colorbond guttering job in Watsonia, Victoria. This Colorbond guttering job required the removal of the existing Colorbond guttering and fascia covers and installation of replacement gutters. The property is a traditional click brick house, with the original Colorbond guttering a pure white. After close consultation with the owners of the property, the owners made the decision to change the white Colorbond guttering to a dark grey colour. Dark grey Colorbond guttering was chosen to complement the existing brickwork on the property and to modernise the curb side appearance.
Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Melbourne are the experts when it comes to Colorbond guttering. We have completed thousands of Colorbond guttering projects all over Melbourne.
If you would like a FREE assessment and quote for the replacement and installation of new Colorbond Guttering then give the team at Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Melbourne a call on (03) 9310 4455 or complete the enquiry form on our contact page
This property shown below is in Glenroy, Victoria. The property is a standard weatherboard property, which, up until recently had a traditional tiled roof. The owners of this property were looking to create a more modern finish and decided to give the team at Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Company Melbourne a call. Our long-standing salesman, Bill, visited the property to perform a FREE assessment and quote for the property owners. During the consultation, it was determined that in order to create the look the property owner’s desired, a metal roof restoration Melbourne would be best. The tiles were removed from the roofing first and then sheets of Colorbond roofing were secured to the roof. The owners selected Colorbond roofing in dark grey to match the exterior appearance of their home.
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your home, give the team at Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Company Melbourne a call on (03) 9310 4455 or visit our website.
The property shown in the images below received replacement gutters and fascia’s on their Avondale Heights property. The owners opted for a dark grey Colorbond guttering solution to suit the current design and style of their home. As the property was a double storey, this job took slightly longer than the standard Colorbond guttering installation. The owners of this property benefited from a FREE assessment and quote, offered by the Strong Life Guttering and Roofing Company Melbourne team. Upon assessment of the property, it was decided that replacement gutters and fascia would be advantageous. If you have any concerns about your current Colorbond guttering, please send out friendly team an email, or visit our website at any time and make your enquiry using our online chat system.
A full gutter replacement was undertaken on this property in Greenvale, Victoria. The property was built in the early 1990’s and this was the first-time replacement gutters had been installed on the property. Our team visited the property earlier this year to perform a FREE assessment and quote. After close inspection of the property it was determined that the property would benefit from a full gutter replacement and that this would also save them on gutter maintenance in the long term. The property owners opted for Colorbond guttering in white, to match the existing aesthetics of their home. We think the end result looks fantastic and has improved the curb appeal of the home.
If you considering full replacement gutters then give the Strong Life guttering team a call, or visit our website for more information https://stronglifeguttering.com.au