Roofing underlayment is a water-resistant or waterproof layer that is installed between the roof deck and the shingles. This layer provides an additional barrier against moisture and helps to prevent leaks. Underlayment also protects your home from wind-driven rain and ice dams.read more
Buying a Home? Ask These Roofing Questions First
If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s important to have a roof inspection done before making an offer. A roof is a big investment, and you want to make sure that it’s in good condition before committing to a purchase.read more
A Quick Guide to Roof Fire Ratings
Roofs are classified into four different fire ratings depending on their material. For you and your home’s safety, it’s best to learn more about your roof’s fire rating. Here, we walk you through the different classifications of roof fire ratings.read more
The Importance of Your Roof’s Underlayment
How to Manage a Roofing Emergency
The roofing system is an integral part of any home. It protects the homeowners from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, heavy rainfall, sharp-hitting hail and other unwanted weather elements. So, what happens when high winds tear off loose shingles from your roof or when thunderstorms force water to infiltrate the roof deck? A roof emergency can happen anytime. Although urgent, there is no need to panic when you know how to properly manage an emergency roof repair.read more
Don’t Believe These Common Tile Roofing Myths
Zinc: The Metal Roof You Should Love
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.
Storm Damage and How to Protect Your Roof From It
The Minneapolis and St. Paul areas often experience harsh weather. We’re lucky that we don’t have to deal with major flooding and the resulting structural damage. But, we do have high winds, hail, tornadoes, lightning and extreme temperature fluctuations. All these can cause storm damage, especially to your roofing system.
Video: Components of GAF’s Complete Roofing System
A high-quality replacement roof is not just about buying new shingles but putting key components together to form a weatherproof and efficient system. To make sure your new roofing system has these features, Krech Exteriors recommends you invest in GAF Lifetime Roofing System. We shed light on the parts the make up this system:read more