Before asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes were the favorite residential roofing materials. But over the years, asphalt shingles have become so popular that they have since overtaken wood as the roofing material of choice among homeowners. Roofing and siding expert Krech Exteriors takes an in-depth look at how this happened and why asphalt shingles remain a popular roofing choice today.
When you think about slate roofing, you probably imagine uniformly-arranged gray or black rectangles on imposing sloped roofs. But, you might be surprised to know that slate can be installed in many ways, and in this blog, Krech Exteriors shares a list of the different installations that can be done with slate roofs.
The most popular type of asphalt shingle is probably what is known as the three-tab shingle. This material is what your roofing contractor probably uses in many of their projects. However, another variation of the asphalt shingle is slowly gaining traction throughout the U.S.: the architectural shingle. The question now is whether you should upgrade to this material.
Clay and concrete roofing tiles might look the same to the casual observer, but they’re actually two very different roofing materials with different benefits. We often get asked about them by our clients, which is why in this post, we’ll share a simple primer that can answer all of your basic questions about clay and concrete tiles.
The worst way to repair a roof is waiting for leaks to occur. Considering that reactive maintenance isn’t real maintenance, here’s how you can tell when your roof needs fixing:
You might not have heard of zinc as a metal roofing. In America, you’d be hard-pressed to find a home covered by this wonderful material. The case is different on the other side of the Atlantic; this metal crowns 70% of European houses.
What is the right roof color? Millions of Americans have tried finding the answer, but many have failed – big time. Picking the wrong hue is a costly mistake because it decreases curb