When people think about general home maintenance, they often think about roof and gutter repair, window replacement, or just a thorough exterior inspection. It’s rare for people to give their siding enough attention. After all, siding problems are rare and when they do pop up, they are often easy to see.… Continue Reading
Your roofing system, including the gutter installation and other supporting structures, protects your home against the elements. Modern roofs are designed to withstand a wide range of extreme weather conditions and resist common problems. However, there will be times when a roof can fail and need repairs. This happens more frequently as the roof ages. For the most part, roofing troubles can be fixed by a professional, provided that they are done so promptly.
It can be difficult to know when you need urgent repairs. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to always call your local roofers as soon as you see any sign of a roofing problem. That said, certain problems can be considered an emergency and here are a few tips from our experts at Pechacek’s General Contracting on how to handle a roofing emergency.
What Can Be Considered an Emergency?
Homeowners who have no experience in roof care and maintenance may not fully understand the seriousness of certain roofing problems. Because of this, you should always treat any roofing problem as an emergency and call your local roofing contractor right away. Leaks, for example, are serious and can be easy to spot. For other problems, the symptoms may not be readily visible so it’s best to have a professional inspect your roof.
Storm Damage Repairs
Storms can be particularly damaging to roofs. The problem is that roofers may not get to your roof immediately if the storm is still raging. While you wait for the weather to clear up, take this time to call your contractor and schedule a thorough inspection of the whole roof.
Certain types of emergency roof repair jobs can be covered by your insurance, provided you take good care of your roof. Check your coverage to ensure that your roof is protected and make sure to document everything in case you need to file a claim.
Emergency or not, our team at Pechacek’s General Contracting are your leading provider of roof repair, maintenance and installation services. Give us a call at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection or request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in River Falls, Hudson and other nearby areas in WI.
Are you having trouble finding the right siding material for your home? According to siding repair experts, you should consider choosing engineered wood. What exactly is engineered wood and why is it worth trying? According to our team of experts, it offers a few advantages over other popular siding options.
Just like wood, engineered wood siding can easily be cut using regular woodworking tools. However, unlike regular wood siding, engineered wood siding tends to be available in longer than standard lengths. This means you can have fewer panels installed to cover the same amount of area than if you use standardized siding options.
With wood and metal siding, you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to colors. On the other hand, siding and gutter repair experts say that engineered wood siding offers more color options. In fact, engineered wood siding is often custom colored as early as the manufacturing phase, so there’s no need to use extra paint to help you achieve your home’s desired look.
Lower Maintenance Requirements
Compared to regular wood and some types of metal siding, engineered wood boasts better durability and lower maintenance requirements. A layer of resin protects engineered wood panels from water-related issues such as rot and rust so it can be installed in areas with a humid climate.
Pro Installation Recommended
In order to maximize the advantages offered by engineered wood siding, the panels have to be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications. Because a typical homeowner will have trouble complying to these specifications, you’re much better off hiring an expert on siding and new decks rather than risk compromising the performance of your siding on your home.
Get the right gutter system for your home. Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC is the leading roofing and siding contractor in River Falls, WI. Call us at (715) 425-9801 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.
Your home’s gutter system plays a crucial role in preventing moisture damage to different parts of your home, including its very foundations. That said, you need to make sure you have a gutter system that has enough capacity to safely direct water away from your home. As the leading roofing contractor in the area, we’re here to talk about gutter sizes and finding out which option will best suit your structure.… Continue Reading
Regular inspections and maintenance are vital to ensuring the long-term health and performance of your roofing system. By keeping it in good condition, you keep your home protected against the elements, particularly hail, ice and snow. If not, expect repairs to occur early in the roof’s lifespan, which can be costly.… Continue Reading
It’s always a good idea to call your roofing contractor at the first sign of any roofing problem. This is especially important during winters, when your roof can be under immense stress from the snow and the cold. Unfortunately, while most homeowners give special attention to the state of their roofing, they tend to neglect their gutters and downspouts.… Continue Reading
One of the main reasons homeowners choose to construct a new deck is to expand their living space into the outdoors. While different homes may build their decks differently, the general concepts are pretty similar across the board. Decks are platforms, typically raised, composed of wooden planks that are built outdoors and attached to a house. However you choose to build your deck, they still offer the same great benefit: they’re a great outdoor living area for relaxing and entertaining guests.… Continue Reading
For the majority of homeowners who are looking to increase their usable outdoor space, the options boil down to two choices: decks and patios. Adding a patio or deck can increase outside square footage without breaking the bank but how do you know which one is right for you and your family? And how can you really tell the difference?
In this article, Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC, explains the key differences between the two.… Continue Reading
When it comes to choosing what color shingles to get, most homeowners usually just pick their favorite color without giving it much thought. This decision should not be taken lightly as roof color can greatly affect your home’s overall energy efficiency and can save you a ton of money on HVAC bills. It can also affect the overall curb appeal of your home and increase its value.
When choosing a color, the most important question to ask yourself is whether you should go for dark or light-colored shingles. In today’s article, roof and gutter installation expert Pechacek’s General Contracting explains the merits of both.… Continue Reading