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    The 7 Benefits of Long-Run Metal Roofing

    “Why should I choose a Colorsteel or Colorcote roof for my house?”  is a question we are often presented with. And no matter whether you’re planning a new home, or making sure your current home is properly protected, there are 7 reasons to consider using a metal roofing product: Weight. Metal roofing is very lightweight. In … Continued

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    Why nobody wants to talk about roofing

    The sausages smelt great, sizzling on the barbecue. A bunch of us were sitting around, enjoying one of the few warm evenings of the New Year. The conversation turned to the year ahead.​ “Iain, you’re just like a dentist. No-one wants to make a roofing appointment in case you find something wrong.” I’ll admit, the … Continued

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    Guess who’s thinking about your roof? SANTA!

    That’s right – the jolly red chap is checking that your roof is on the Nice list, in tip-top shape to land his sleigh on. No bumps, no lumps, no leaks or saggy guttering. After all, you wouldn’t want to trip up his twinkle-toed reindeer, would you? If you’re not sure your roof is up to Santa’s … Continued

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    Get Outdoor Ready

    Outdoor rooms and pergolas add charm, an extra dimension, shade from our hot summers, space for reflection and much needed additional space for entertaining and relaxation. The DCM team build outdoor rooms for clients – and themselves. DCM’s Iain and his wife Sonia are still enjoying the pergola and the 40sqm outdoor room (Iain doesn’t … Continued

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    Re-Roof + Save Money

    Save money in the long run! Re-roof now, and relax in the knowledge that you won’t need to tackle this in the future when it comes time to sell, or when you need to spend money on other things. Protecting your home and adding value at the same time is what re-roofing is all about. … Continued

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    Protect your No.1 asset – Re-roof!

    If like most people, your home is your number one asset, it needs to be protected. One way to protect your home – and to add value – is by re-roofing. With the warmer weather approaching (or so Dan the TV One weatherman tells me), now is a good time to book in your re-roofing.​ … Continued

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    Roofing and skylights are great friends!

    We’ve got our hands on some great natural lighting solutions that can be DCM-installed, and wanted to share these with you. – Plus a stairway to more storage heaven! Light-gathering Skylights Our Aussie cousins have come up with an ingenious tubular skylight! Even better than their generous product guarantee and attractive range of trims is … Continued

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    We have moved…June Specials!

    The DCM Team have now moved to: 11 Dolamore Place This month we are offering great deals on moss, mould and lichen treatments. While this may not be the sexiest offer you’ve had this month, treating your roof keeps it in tip-top shape and prevents deterioration, delamination, rust, leaks and corrosion.  Small to mid-size home package … Continued

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    ‘Tis the season to check your gutters

    It may be a case of out of mind out of sight, or other home maintenance taking priorities, but now is a good time before winter hits to pay some attention to your guttering. Autumn leaves combined with grass that has already taken up home in your gutters can cause problems. The weight of soil … Continued

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    How to protect yourself from cowboys

    Cowboys need not apply! The DCM team has been concerned lately about reports doing the rounds of shoddy builders and roofing companies. To help protect our clients (and their friends and family) from cowboys, we have put together these handy hints. How to recognise a cowboy Qualifications. Check that your contractor is a Licenced Building … Continued

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    Say I do to outdoor rooms

    A wedding, a new outdoor room and a looming deadline. No problem. Getting married in the back yard seemed like a good idea. A small gathering of family and friends to witness my exchange of vows with Sonia? Lovely. Adding an extra 40 square meter outdoor room complete with skylights plus a designer pergola to accommodate guests … Continued

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    Reroof with Confidence

    A new roof can change your outlook The owners of this Avonhead bungalow decided to do away with hassles and put the cost of painting their roof towards a brand new roof. The DCM team replaced the concrete tile roof with a long-run COLORSTEEL roof, transforming this simple three bedroom bungalow, and increasing the value … Continued

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    Cheers to people & places looking up!

    A big shout out to the clients and suppliers who have supported DCM Roofing in 2018. We wish you and your family a great Christmas and safe and happy holidays! Holiday Hours Our last day in the office is Friday 21 December. We will be back to our usual hours on Monday 7 January. Contact … Continued

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    Why choose DCM for your roofing?

    With 20-years experience to our name, we are Canterbury’s favourite roofing company. Iain McPhail started the company with one thing in mind: to add value to his clients experience. He and his team take a professional approach to roofing and work with the client to get the best outcome. Not sure whether your spouting needs … Continued

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    Asbestos Roof Headaches?

    There are still plenty of older tile roofs around in Christchurch, and yes, some might contain asbestos. But it doesn’t need to be the headache you might think.   DCM Roofing Ltd are experienced in removing and disposing of asbestos roofs safely and professionally. Our staff can identify asbestos-containing materials, plus we have a qualified … Continued

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    Is your insulation adequate?

    The rules are changing – talk to DCM Roofing about upgrading your ceiling insulation. If you own a rental property, did you know you could soon be pinged for inadequate insulation? New regulations mean all rental properties will need ceiling and underfloor insulation from next July. Landlords who don’t comply could be pinged with a … Continued

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    We made it to 10 years, so we cooked up some sausages to celebrate!

    We had a great evening celebrating this huge milestone with our clients and friends. Sadly we didn’t have enough Blackball sausages to go around to invite everyone but we still want to thank you for your support over these years.

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    May your guttering sparkle (in May)

      Last month, we brought you the story of a much-neglected St Albans garage gutter that was growing its own ecosystem. Phew, we can bring you the good news – the DCM Roofing Ltd crew have been round and sorted the situation. Thomas and Tarquin removed the grass, moss, soil and other random organic things … Continued

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    Don’t let the grass grow in your guttering…

    Eeek – we all love the idea of a clean, green world, but there’s nothing good about having a mini ecosystem growing in your guttering. Apart from the extra pressure the weight of soil, grass, moss and tree branches puts on the guttering itself, it’s not going to do much of a job clearing out … Continued

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    Expert advice = Roofing solutions

    New roof? Re-re-roof? Too many choices? Let the experienced crew at DCM Roofing help de-mystify the process for you. There’s a lot to think about when replacing a roof – what materials to use, colour, finish, pitch, skylights, internal timbers and of course whether or not to do the guttering at the same time. We … Continued

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    Love Christchurch, love your home

    At DCM Roofing Ltd, we’re excited to see how Christchurch is coming along. Have you popped into the central city lately? It’s looking pretty amazing – new bars, cafes, shops and offices – people thronging everywhere. Is your house looking just as fabulous? We’re doing our bit making people’s houses look more awesome too. The … Continued

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    Make roofing repairs your New Year’s resolution

    The summer break can be a good time to take stock of things in your life – job, relationships, home – even the state of your roof! For most of us, our homes are our biggest asset, but roof maintenance is one of those things that are tempting to ignore…that is, until it becomes an … Continued

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    We get on top of your roofing needs

    At DCM Roofing Ltd, we’re independent roofing and reroofing specialists. We’ve been providing solution-based roofing services for more than 20 years. From Ashburton to Hanmer Springs – and everywhere in-between. Based in Christchurch we’re proudly Canterbury-owned and operated. We pride ourselves on our expert advice, quality workmanship and competitive pricing. We empower our clients with … Continued

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    Going the extra mile

    “The difference between being good at what you do and being average is having an eye for the small details.” That’s certainly how DCM Roofing’s Iain McPhail sees it. He knows what’s needed for a business to have a great reputation and set itself apart from the rest. He recalls a DCM project involving reroofing … Continued

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    How to Choose a Qualified Roofer

    When searching for tradespeople it is easy to become confused. What should you be looking for? How do you know they are experienced and qualified? Experienced roofers are now required to be a Licensed Building Practitioner(LBP). A Licensed Building Practitioner has had to meet criteria based on their professional skills, competency in the industry & … Continued

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