Midwest Exteriors Plus Blog
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. […]
You have taken the bold step of getting your house reroofed. It took a lot of planning, financing, and worry, but you have made it here. What will a reroofing project look like? How should you prepare, both inside and outside your home? […]
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.
The best roofs are made to last, but even those of the highest quality need repairs from time to time. Catching minor repairs before they create significant issues is crucial to getting the longest life possible from your roof. […]
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 Exteriors Plus 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. […]
People who live in the Minneapolis area understand the importance of a good roof, especially when you consider the region’s harsh winters.
But having a sound roof is essential for any season and for wherever you live. It holds everything underneath it together and protects against the weather and other potentially serious issues. That said, maintaining your roof with the proper care is a must.
The harsh weather we experience over a long Minnesota winter can take a toll on your roof. Learning about some of the most common winter roof issues and how to deal with them can help you keep your home and family safe, dry, and secure. […]
When it comes time to select a color for your home exterior siding, it’s usually more of a challenge than picking out a new living room paint color. Chalk it up to the longevity—you know your siding and trim is something that’s going to stick around for a while. […]