Krumwiede Q&A


Tarps are widely used for temporary protection. Choosing an SBS base type shingle that provides impact resistant would be recommended if you're in a high storm-related area.
This was more common before the 2000’s but not so much anymore. Architectural shingles are more rigid and thicker making a roof over not so appealing. Also, it's important to make sure the decking is in good condition, and proper ventilation is provided. Manufacturers also diminish their warranties for 2nd layers. Any professional contractor would advise against this.
Usually made of aluminum or galvanized metal, that is used over joints or penetrations on roof and wall construction to prevent water infiltration and causing damage.
Missing Shingles, Large Granule Loss, Splits, and Cracks In Shingles.
There are many styles and grades of shingles accompanied by warranties. Most colors and styles are very similar from all manufacturers. It comes down to contractor selection, finding a professional that understands the importance of proper installation and warranties will give you the quality you're looking for. Things to consider is the duration you plan on living in your home as well. Most, if all shingles should last for 20-25 years depending on location.
Your roof will show the following signs

Shingles curling

Granule loss or granule pile at the end of a downspout

Have had more than one roof repair in the last two years

Roof is more than 15 years old

Shingles are coming loose and missing

Shingles come loose from wind
Your average size house should take one full working day. There are many variables to take into considerations as well: weather, roof steepness, how many layers of roofs are there? Are there more than one chimney or skylight?, How high is the roof?
Depending on the prior installation of the roof a typical roof should be “watertight” 25-30 years. That being said the color and aesthetics will not look appealing. Also, flashings and caulking will start to fail before then requiring repairs.
In most cases no, you may need some minor repairs. If your roof continues to leak one or twice a year in different spots that most likely you need to replace your roof. Hiring a reputable quality contractor will give you expert advice on what is most appropriate at the time.
Yes, a professional will adjust nail guns to lessen the pressure, so we do not burst through the shingles. Also, installing an SBS shingle will provide a better winter grade application.
The short answer? It depends. It’s a good idea to schedule a roof inspection at your home to make sure you don’t miss any telltale signs that your roofing problem could lead to major damage. Click here to read more.
Absolutely! At Krumwiede, we offer easy financing for your home’s roof replacement, including no interest and no payment for 12 months and low payments after that. Click here to learn more.
The answer largely depends on the level of care and maintenance the roof has received over the years in addition to the roofing materials used. Click here to see how your roof stacks up.
Roofing materials vary widely, and each offer different benefits your home can take advantage of. Click here to read up on their differences.


At Krumwiede, we offer and install vinyl and fiber cement siding in addition to soffits and fascia. We also offer siding repair services for vinyl, fiber cement, and cedar siding. Click here to learn more.
Whether you choose vinyl or fiber cement siding, proper siding installation and regular maintenance can make for up to 100 years of protection for your home. Click here to learn more!


There is no difference, they are all the same meaning. Proper industry name would just be a skylight.
When it comes to home replacement windows, Krumwiede offers two options: wood and vinyl windows. Each have their own benefits. Click here to read up on what sets them apart, and decide which suits your lifestyle better.
Wondering whether or not new windows are worth the cost? Click here to read up on why replacement windows are a great investment.
There’s a reason more than half of American homeowners choose vinyl for their replacement windows. Vinyl windows are super durable, energy efficient, and easily customizable. They could also offer a great return on investment. Click here to learn more about why vinyl windows are right for you.
There are a number of different window materials, each offering different benefits for homeowners. Click here to read up on your options with Krumwiede.
Not sure when's the right time to replace your home windows? Click here for our essential guide.
Energy efficient windows are essential for all Illinois homeowners. In this guide, we break down what makes a window energy efficient.
Professional replacement window services can have a slew of benefits for Illinois homeowners. Click here to learn what they are.
Wood windows are perfect for homeowners who take pride in their home’s aesthetics. What’s more, our wood windows are incredibly durable and energy efficient. Click here to learn more about the benefits of wood windows for your home.


The short answer? Yes. Gutters serve an important purpose in protecting your home from Mother Nature. Most homes, especially in Indiana, need gutters to protect them from foundational and roof damage. Click here to learn more about what gutters do to protect your home.
Gutter guards are filters installed on your gutters that catch or repel leaves and debris while allowing water to flow freely in the trough. They can do your home a world of good by eliminating debris buildup in your gutters. Click here to learn more.
Copper gutters are gorgeous, durable, and low maintenance. When it comes to gutter replacement, we’re huge fans of copper; click here to learn why.
Aluminum gutters are one of the most popular types of gutters among homeowners across the country. Every home prone to frequent rain needs affordable yet durable guttering, and that’s aluminum. Click here to learn more.
Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow, which can cause topsoil erosion and eventually foundational damage. Gutter screens can help by preventing leaves and other debris from building up within your gutters. Click here to learn more.
When choosing new gutters, you should look for two things: functionality and aesthetics. Seamless rain gutters and copper gutters beat out conventional gutters in both categories. Click here to learn more.
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