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
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
When you’re having your siding repaired or replaced, you can’t just hire any professional installer. It has to be someone who’s locally trusted and dependable, so you can be confident that it will be installed correctly and prevent any future problems later on. But is it okay to replace only part of your siding? It actually depends on the severity of the damage, but it’s typically acceptable.… Continue Reading
Having a well-built home ensures the safety and comfort of your family for many years to come, but it will eventually start to show its age over time. Each material has an expected lifespan, and you need to be aware of the signs that indicate a need for repair or replacement. This can be done through routine maintenance checks, so that even minor problems can be spotted and repaired before they get worse.… Continue Reading
A deck is not only a functional extension of your home, it also adds to its overall value. But like most exterior structures, it is subject to weather exposure day in and day out. Pretty soon, issues will develop on your deck, and some may be serious enough to prompt a replacement. Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC, the trusted gutter repair and deck installation company in the area, shares when a deck replacement makes perfect sense.
1. Extensive damage to the material. It’s the deck material that usually shows the most obvious signs of damage. If you have a wooden deck, for example, you may discover some warped and rotten sections. In vinyl decks, make sure to look for wearing and fading. It’s possible to just replace the damaged individual boards and leave the rest untouched if they’re still intact. But when large portions of your deck already display considerable damage, the better and more permanent solution is a replacement. This way, the structure won’t end up being a huge safety risk.
2. Compromised deck posts. You’ll want to examine the base of the posts holding up the deck. Are there signs of rot or moisture damage? These posts serve as the support structure of the deck, so they should remain sturdy and intact. When most of these posts have already rotted however, turn to Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC for new deck installation. We’ll make sure outdoor living becomes even more enjoyable for you and your family through our high-quality service.
3. Weakened ledger boards. A deck that is older than six years should be regularly inspected by your local general contractor. Make sure to schedule this checkup even if the damage to your deck isn’t apparent. One component that should be promptly inspected is the ledger board, which refers to the area of decking that connects with the rest of your home. A ledger board that has weakened, or is already pulling away from your home indicates a deck replacement.
Aside from siding installation, Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC can also handle your deck replacement project. Expect only a safe and stressfree experience when you work with us. We proudly serve the areas in and around Hudson and River Falls, WI. Call us today at (715) 425-9801 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.