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Rainy Roofing: Why The Felt Can Be Wet

Rainy Roofing: Why The Felt Can Be Wet

Roofing felt is used as a base over wood rafters and then shingles are laid upon it. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) includes roofing felt in its recommendations for roofing and waterproofing. Building codes also commonly require this material as a layer between the roof deck and shingles. Here are some things you may be wondering about roofing felt. Continue reading “Rainy Roofing: Why The Felt Can Be Wet”

How Often Should You Get A New Roof

How Often Should You Get A New Roof

Most roofs will last a long time, especially if homeowners schedule regular maintenance with a professional roofing contractor and keep a close eye on their roof’s condition. All roofs need to be replaced eventually, however. Especially when repairs become cost prohibitive and it’s clear a new roof is necessary. The question is, how long should your roof last? Also, how can you tell when it’s time to replace your existing roof? Here are some things to consider.

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To Replace Or Not To Replace, That Is The Question

To replace or not to replace, that is the question

The decision to have a new roof installed on your home isn’t one you should take lightly. If you’re like most homeowners, you understand the importance of having a good roof but also know a new one is a sizable investment.

So, what to do? Should you buy some more time with your current roof by trying to repair any of its existing issues? Or, has your roof deteriorated enough that making frequent repairs doesn’t make sense?

The following are some of the critical factors when deciding whether to replace your existing roof or to extend its life with routine repairs.

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Is Your Home Protected by an Ice & Water Barrier?

The first hints of autumn chill has hit many parts of Minnesota. ¬†Although winter is still a month or two away, the team at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows is preparing for colder weather by raising awareness about ice & water barriers.¬†Whether you live in Eden Prairie, St. Paul, or Fairbanks, having a secondary water barrier can mean the difference between a roof which lasts and one that leaks. Continue reading “Is Your Home Protected by an Ice & Water Barrier?”