Roof replacement tips

Just like with the other home renovation projects, roof replacement is a process which cost a lot of money. A “roof over” is another good idea for renovating your roof. This will involve putting a new layer of shingles over the old shingles. However, this can lead to other problems in the future. The tips discussed below will help you in making the right decision when you are replacing your roof.

Determining the size of the roof

A roofing contractor will help you in measuring the size of your roof. The measurement obtained will be used in getting an estimate of the cost required. The cost is calculated based on the square meters or footage.


Consider the shingles

Apart from removing the old shingles, repairing the underlying wood is also important. All the repair issues that have been assigned to the contractor should be addressed until you are completely satisfied. The idea of putting new shingles over the old ones should be discouraged as this might ruin the life of your roof by making it shorter.

Regular inspections

Any roof that is functioning properly is considered to be safe. You should make sure that your roof is inspected on a regular basis.

Installation contractor

Hiring a licensed or bounded contractor is a good idea. The hired contractor should also be insured. The contractor should provide you with material or labour warranty. He or she should also follow local or regional regulations and get the permit.


This is another important factor that makes the roof last longer. It is therefore important for you to ensure that your roof is properly ventilated. Proper ventilation will help you in controlling the temperature of your house during summer. In addition to this, proper ventilation is helpful in preventing moisture in winter.


Wind resistance

Whenever you are evaluating the roofing quality, installation, and material, it is paramount to take into consideration of the warranty and performance of the different products in strong winds. This will guide you in choosing the best material especially if you come from those regions that experience hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather patterns.

After sale service

This is another important part when it comes to roof replacement projects. Your contractor should offer you a warranty. This warranty should include labour and other parts or products. This means that it is important to ask all the relevant questions that are related to the offered warranty before you hire a contractor.…

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International Permaculture Conference & Convergence

IPC9 to be held in Africa in 2009

Planning is underway for the next International Permaculture Conference and Convergence, IPC 9, which will be in Africa in July, 2009. The Director of IPC 9 is Mugove Walter Nyika of the Regional Schools and Colleges Permaculture (RESCOPE) Programme, in Malawi.

The proposed theme for IPC 9 is “Designing solutions for a sustainable future”. Subthemes are: “Permaculture as a Regional Planning Tool for Sustainable Livelihoods and Earth Care, Food Security and Sovereignty through Organic Production and Marketing, Education, Green Economics and Lifestyles, Health and Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Housing and Sustainable Cities, and Disaster Management.”

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IPC9 Director Interviewed on Sustainable World Radio

Sustainable World Radio, Jan 25, 2008
9th International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC9)
Interview with Mugove Walter Nyika, Director of IPC9

spiral_bullet.gif Interview of Mugove Walter Nyika and Wes Roe (AUDIO) [ click here ]

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IPC8 DVDs Now Available

Updated Jan. 20, 2008

Professional video recordings of the 8th International Permaculture Conference, May 16-18, 2007, in São Paulo, Brazil, are now available. CLICK HERE .

IPC9 International Support Group

Please read this for information about the new listserv for the IPC9 Permaculture Conference and Convergence International Support Group.
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IPC8 Audio and Photos Available

Conference audio recordings are now available here. New photos of the Conference, plus Convergence, Design Course, and Site Tour are posted here .
Official IPC8 Report

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