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.
A simple roof problem like missing shingles can compromise the structural integrity of your home. However, not every single roof issue calls for an emergency repair. Knowing when to call your trusted roof contractors is important.
During the warmer or severe weather seasons, roofers will come out of the woodworks trying to vie for your business. Not all of these contractors are worth considering, however. Some contractors are just out to make a quick buck. Aside from costing you thousands of dollars in upfront payments, they also tend to make faulty home improvements that cause more problems that need more money to fix.
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.
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.
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.
Legitimate, customer-written reviews can help you find reliable professionals for your home improvement projects, but the best recommendations come from building material brands themselves. Manufacturer certifications exist to weed out untrustworthy contractors, allowing you to make sound hiring decisions.
When you decide to work on your roof, it’s tempting to go with the lowest bidder or to try and do it yourself. While both these options are technically valid, they can lead to more problems than solutions.
Millions of perfectly beautiful American homes become ugly with discoloration. Many homeowners blame it on mold, mildew, moss or even tree sap, but the real culprit is actually blue-green algae. While it has “blue-green” in the name, it looks black or brown because of the coating it generates to combat ultraviolet (UV) rays. It stays on roofs, feeds on moisture and gets nutrients from dust in the air. Considering about 80% of properties in the U.S. are constantly exposed to these elements, these microscopic pests cause a pandemic mess.
The GAF Timberline® collection is North America’s best-selling asphalt roofing shingles. It features six products with unique but equally impressive qualities to meet every home improvement need and budget.