The service life of a roof often depends on what materials were used and the method of installment. However, all materials will eventually deteriorate. Most of the time, signs of aging will vary, but they all start with small cracks that are hidden under your roof’s shingles.
Your siding is designed to protect your home against the elements, including the sun, rain, snow, heat and cold. Siding should reflect your personality and preferences, and selecting the right shade should dramatically improve your home’s curb appeal.
It’s heartwarming to see people who go out of their way to help their neighbors after a particularly damaging weather disturbance. Unfortunately, while calamities can bring out the best in people, such trying times can bring out the worst in some, too.
Weather disturbances are a fact of life. It’s frustrating that there’s nothing anyone can do to completely prevent them from happening, but there are ways to mitigate the resulting damage. As one of the most trusted roofing contractors in Minneapolis, Krech Exteriors offers our best advice to help you deal with and, hopefully, minimize the most common effects of storms on your home.
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.
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.
Roof flashing is an essential way to prevent roof leaks. It acts as a sealer between the joints in the roof, which is an efficient way of keeping water out.
Slate is derived from shale sediment composed of clay or volcanic ash. Its breakability and its toughness both make it easy to partition into thin but durable sheets. The first private home with a slate roof was in North Wales, England, built around 1300 AD. The material was mostly only used on castles or other military structures at the time due to its high cost.