The Real Cost of a New Roof

Cost to Reroof a House

Chances are, your roof structure was designed for a dead load of one layer of shingles, plus extra for snow and a safety margin. Installing new roof shingles over old effectively doubles the weight of the roofing, so you have to make sure your roof structure can handle the extra load. That’s also why building codes commonly limit re-roofing to no more than two layers. On some houses, the extra weight of multiple layer causes the roof sheathing (decking) to sag between the rafters or trusses.

The number of bundles or squares you need will depend on the surface area of your roof, and its pitch or slope. For example, a 2,000-square foot roof will Commercial Roofing Brisbane require 20 squares or 60 bundles. A professional will likely purchase slightly more materials than necessary to ensure there is extra material if needed.

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This is how one company makes fake exposed brick walls

If you’ve ever wanted that exposed brick look, this might be the easiest way to get it.

The company Bolix manufactures dozens of chemicals and products that help construction workers create perfect façades. From Art Deco style to modern metallics and the classic brick effect, Bolix can make all sorts of exteriors and interiors. 

The illusion of an exposed brick wall is not as difficult as you’d imagine.

First, the red plaster coating is spread on the wall. Then, a worker brushes the malleable plaster to give it texture. Next, they use tools to carve out horizontal and vertical lines. Each line of carving makes a gap between the plaster. This establishes the appearance of multiple rows of bricks. And just like that, the “exposed brick wall” is complete. 

There are a ton of reasons why people opt for fake exposed brick versus the real deal. Removing drywall

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