Tips for Counterflashing a Stone Chimney

Chimney’s come in a variety of styles, including wood, brick and stone.  Stone is probably the most common because it offers a natural look and appealing atmosphere to your home.  However, stone chimneys can also prove to be the most problematic because they are one of the most difficult metal flashing to install and often times they leak, causing substantial water damage to the roof and other areas of the home.

The most common leak source on stone chimneys is at the counterflashing because stone has an uneven… Continue reading

Waukesha Roofing Contractor Awarded GAF Master Elite™ Installer Status

GAF Master Elite InstallerOne of the most critical investments that any home or business owner can make is the installment of a new roofing system, and choosing the right Waukesha roofing contractor to install  a quality roofing product that is covered by warranty is a vital step in this major home improvement process.
Since 1981 L.H. Krueger and Son Inc., has been building their reputation as a respectable and highly regarded roofing contractor in Waukesha. For over 30 years they have been providing home and business owners in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and all… Continue reading

The Number One Source of Roof Leaks

If you have had, or maybe you are currently afflicted by a leaking roof, the chances that the source of the roof leak is related to a chimney or roof protrusion is significant. As I recently stated in another post, the importance of a sound chimney flashing is crucial to the integrity of the entire roofing system and preventing leaks.  However, sometimes failed flashing’s have contributing factors which cause leaks.

Aside from the typical sources of a leaking chimney, such as failed metal flashing or the point that the… Continue reading

The Importance of a Sound Chimney Flashing

As a Waukesha roofing contractor I have had to repair or replace hundreds of roof protrusions, including chimney flashings.  In many cases these critical flashings failed or were installed incorrectly and there were problems of leaking with resulting damage to the roof decking, insulation, and even the roof structure.  With the chimney being the largest component that protrudes through the roofing system, it is critical that proper construction and installation methods are followed to ensure the integrity and longevity of your roof.  The following information focuses on… Continue reading

Is Standing Seam Metal Roofing Your Best Option?

Standing seam metal roofs are by far the most popular style of metal roofing in both residential and commercial building applications. It has also been the longest installed type of metal roofs, dating back to when all metal roofing was typically hand-made from copper or tin. Today, standing seam metal roofs are commercially manufactured by numerous big metal roofing manufacturers, as well as thousands of smaller roofing outfits with their own sheet metal shops and rolling machines.

Most of the standing seam metal roofs installed today are 24 gauge panels… Continue reading

5 Tips to Finding the Best Roofing Contractor in Waukesha

Having a sound and reliable roofing system is essential to protecting your home against the elements.  This is especially so in Waukesha where homes are exposed to extreme summer and winter conditions that often times diminish the average life expectancy of your roofing system. Over a period of time your roof can sustain any of the numerous types of damage caused by storms and other harsh weather conditions, including extreme heat and ice damming.

For anyone who is not skilled in roofing, it can be a challenging endeavor to… Continue reading

The Importance of Ladder Safety

Each year, about 50 construction workers are killed by falls from ladders. More than half of the deaths occur to people working from ladders. Twice as many falls occur stepping or climbing down compared to going up ladders. The main cause of falls from straight and extension ladders is sliding of the ladder base.  Further, statistics show that 95% of all incidents involving ladders are the result of the unsafe acts of users.
Probably the most important thing any roofing contractor can do is to select a quality ladder.… Continue reading

Is Ice and Water Shield Worth the Cost?

Whether your a home or business owner and your considering having your roof replaced, one of the things you will have to contemplate investing in is Ice and Water Shield.  In most cases when the roofing contractor(s) provide their bid(s), one of the options will be installing ice and water shield — in the least along all gutter lines — on your roof deck.  When you see the additional cost you will likely be asking yourself, “Is Ice and Water Shield Worth the Cost?  The answer… Continue reading

Waukesha Home and Business Owners Plagued by Roof Leaks

If you’re a Waukesha roofing contractor your phone may be ringing off the hook this spring and summer with calls from homeowners and businesses that are experiencing leaking roofs. This is most likely due to the fact that through the end of June, Southeast Wisconsin and Waukesha County have received about eight inches of rain.  Typically the Waukesha area will receive anywhere from three to five inches of rain in this same time frame, which makes this year an above average rain fall season.

With the above average rain… Continue reading