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The Varying Roofing Materials and Their Uses

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 11:15 pm

A roof depends greatly on what it is made out of. The materials used to construct it will determine what kind of building it is best suited for, its lifespan and how much it will cost. This post looks at some common roof types.

Metal Roofs

Areas where moisture and precipitation occur may benefit from a metal roof. However, metal roofs can be more expensive than other roof types, and copper or lead structures may be targeted by thieves. Copper, steel or aluminium structures have the advantage of being highly wind, sun and rain resistant, which offers a lifespan of around 50 years.


Shingles are a specific material and more a construction style, using overlapping elements, such as roofing tiles made from; wood, slate, ceramic, fibreglass, asphalt and asbestos cement. Although an attractive and cost-effective option, shingles require regular maintenance to combat moss build-up, and need sufficient ventilation due to the overlapping design.

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Benefits of Markilux Awning

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 8:43 am

Stylish and high-quality awnings have been an integral part of people’s lifestyle for decades, both for commercial and residential properties. They are loved for their ability to protect the sun, their great contribution to a green environment, their ability to expand the living area, and because they add great value to the commercial or residential properties. Garden awnings have been an important part of the people’s residential experience ever since the idea of organised home living was introduced.

A market leader in the awning market, Markilux has transformed ordinary patios and balconies into wonderfully functional outdoor living spaces for many years. Markilux’s technical developing brilliance in textiles, weaving and aluminium fabrication, has secured the company as the first choice in awning production around the world. Markilux is now selling the only complete collection of fully-enclosed retractable awnings in the UK. For the first time, UK homeowners can experience the elegance, practicality and durability of the world’s best awnings.  (more…)

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