Dry rot typically occurs in concealed parts of the roof, where there’s moisture. It is an invasive fungi that reproduces at a rapid rate and thrives in an environment where moisture, warmth and wood are present. If left untreated, dry rot can cause your roof to weaken and break down over time.
Experts always recommend a roof inspection after severe winter weather. This is to ensure your roof did not sustain any serious damage, especially if you’ve had a hailstorm move through your area.
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.