Baxter is a township in Melbourne which was formerly called Baxter’s Flat in recognition of its founder, Benjamin Baxter. Rural community life flourished around the Baxter railway station, which was established in the late 1880s. This train station still exists today and serves the locals.
Sage’s Cottage Farm, one popular historic site in the area, is a homestead developed by one of the early European settlers in Baxter during the 1850s. Another historic site is the Mulberry Hill, which is a 1920s American-inspired residence.
Owning a home in Baxter costs $332,500 on the average. It’s quite affordable and complements the simple lifestyle this suburb offers. It’s a great place for families with parks, such as Baxter Park and Enchanted Maze Park, to visit on weekends.
When buying a new house, whether newly built or second hand, it is wise to carefully consider the type of roofing it has. Why is this very important?
With a brand new house, you may expect not to have any roof repairs done in a few years or so, but you need to make sure that it’s got high-quality roof that would last many years. Tile roofing is the safest and most durable type of roofing, but it requires proper installation and regular maintenance.
Terracota tiles are made of clay that attracts moss and lichen. De-mossing and cleaning them help to remove this unwanted growth so rain water flows smoothly to the gutters. In addition, the tiles will look like new year after year. A roof restoration expert is best for this tedious job. He knows exactly what to do and not to do and he has the necessary power equipment to finish the work efficiently.
With a previously-owned house, if you do not carefully inspect the roof, you might be surprised to see water leaks that you need repairs sooner than you thought you would. That means extra expenses on a house that you just recently paid for.
If the house is built with Colorbond roofing, watch out for rust spots and cracks that develop after years of exposure to the sun, rain and wind. Colorbond steel is known to have anti-corrosion features with its baked-on paint finish, but after years of harsh weather conditions, you need to check and see how it is performing.
A good tip for home buyers is to ask a roofing specialist at First Class Roofing to do an inspection before purchasing the house. This can give you a more accurate house pricing estimate and eventually get a better bargain in the process.