Many homeowners are influenced by the trends when choosing a siding material for their exterior walls. Popular siding options like fiber cement, however, aren’t always the best choice, especially if you consider the risks of efflorescence.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–What Is Efflorescence?In a nutshell, efflorescence is a chemical process that causes the discoloration of cement-based products like stucco, concrete and fiber cement. The presence of salt and moisture is what triggers this problem. Since fiber cement siding is porous, it absorbs moisture that dissolves the salt content of the siding. This leaves behind crusty and white salt deposits, which can compromise your siding’s beauty. While it efflorescence is harmless, who would want to scrub off these stains? Removing EfflorescenceCleaning the residues from efflorescence is more challenging than you may think. In fact, it is a time-consuming and labor-intensive activity. Some siding experts recommend pressure washing or pouring acid on the surface to eliminate mineral deposits. LP® SmartSide® SidingTo avoid dealing with this problem, consider investing in LP® SmartSide® siding. This engineered wood product is not prone to efflorescence discoloration and comes in a wide selection of profiles, including lap, panel and cedar texture shakes and shingles. You then don’t have to worry about hours of scrubbing off white salt-like stains on your siding system. Count on Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC for your siding installation project. Our team will walk you through the variety of siding options to help you make the most of your investment. We also provide professional gutter installation to protect your home from water damage. Call us today at (715) 502-2006, or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Hudson and River Falls, WI, and other nearby locations.
In the spirit of community building, Brian Pechacek, owner of Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC acted as the general contractor for First National Bank of River Falls Field. The field is home to the River Falls Fighting Fish Wisconsin Amateur Baseball team. Brian donated his time over a three year period including development, bidding, and actual construction of the field.
Many homeowners think that do-it-yourself projects are a smart choice to save money, especially if they are on a tight budget. DIY gutter installation, however, is an endeavor that you should entrust to the pros. Since gutters are important in keeping your home free from water damage, it makes sense to avoid risks that may compromise safety…. Continue Reading
Proper maintenance is key to roof longevity. This notion applies to any roofing systems, particularly to low-slope ones. Without the necessary pitch, flat roofs can’t shed water, snow and debris efficiently… Continue Reading
If you have big dreams for better outdoor living, limited real estate should not discourage you. Building a small deck can suffice to meet your lifestyle needs without allowing your tiny yard to get in your way…. Continue Reading
Today, there are dozens of different types of exterior remodeling projects you can take on to increase the value of your home. You can choose to build new decks, get a reroofing or even have your windows replaced. However, out of all these options, one stands out as the best, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report of 2019: new vinyl siding installation.
When E.L. and Mary Ethel Craig started TAMKO 75 years ago, they never would have the company would reach places further than Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, the five states whose first letters spell out TAMKO. Today, their superior roofing products and accompanying accessories are a favorite among roofing contractor companies and homeowners alike.
Caring for your commercial roofing system is a whole new beast compared to caring for a residential roof. After all, commercial roofs are more prone to various kinds of damage, such as ponding water, punctures and moisture damage than their counterparts. However, while you’re on the lookout for these kinds of damage, there is another kind that you need to look out for: bird damage.
Here, the roof repair experts of Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC shares useful tips that can help you manage bird damage on your commercial roof.
When choosing a new siding for your home, you have a wide array of options in terms of brand and material. You can pick a siding made of aluminum, vinyl, wood or fiber cement. However, when it comes to brand and materials, there is one kind of siding that you should never overlook: the Celect® Cellular Composite siding of Royal®.
Here, expert siding and roofing contractor Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC reveals how the Celect Cellular Composite siding of Royal compares against your average fiber cement siding.
A new deck can increase your property’s value. There are two types: a raised deck and a ground-level deck. But which one gives you better value for your money? The gutter repair experts at Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC list each option’s pros and cons below.