Midwest Exteriors Plus Blog
Roofs seem simple at first. However, closer examination shows them to be far more dynamic than many imagine. Shingle roofs, the most common type in use today, have been carefully refined over the years to provide excellent reliability and stability. When it’s time for a shingle roof replacement in the Twin Cities, MN, area, knowing a bit more about your roof can help you make the process smoother. Here are a few facts about shingle roofs and what’s involved in the replacement process. […]
Your home’s roof has served you well for many years while acting as the first line of defense against the weather and other issues. Eventually, however, there comes a time when you’ll need to replace it. […]
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 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. […]
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.