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.
The roof is your home’s main defense against the elements. Without a healthy roof, these can compromise parts of your home and have a negative effect on the level of comfort it provides. Conversely, keeping your roof in good shape with help from roofing contractors will make your home more comfortable.
In the roofing industry, the GAF Master Elite™ program is the most coveted certification of all. Attached to only the top 3% of all roofing contractors in America, it’s the culmination of the brand’s stringent standards.read more