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Wind is one of the Primary Causes of Roof Damage

Kansas City is no stranger to extreme weather, which can take a toll on your roof. While most people are familiar with the damage hail can do to their roof, many don’t realize that wind can do as much, if not more, damage as hail. Wind is one the primary causes of roof damage. But it is not always easy to spot. Your roof may look fine from the ground,…

When Storms Hit, Beware of Stormers and Scammers

When storms hit and cause damage to homes, getting repairs made quickly becomes a priority for homeowners. In many cases, local contractors may be overwhelmed by calls and requests therefore may have trouble keeping up. Insurance companies often have time limits for filing storm damage claims and for getting work completed, leaving homeowners panicked and anxious to get their homes inspected and repaired. Knowing this, contractors from outside of the…

Know the Common Causes of Roof Damage

Your roof is one of the most critical components of your home. A damaged roof leaves your belongings and your family at risk. It can also lead to interior damage as well as increased heating and cooling costs. There are several common causes of roof damage. Knowing these potential causes can help you spot problems as soon as they begin. Poor Maintenance – This is perhaps the biggest controllable cause…

What to Look for When Assessing Your Roof for Hail Damage

Hail is a common weather occurrence in Kansas City in the spring. And as anyone who has lived in the Kansas City area for long knows, hail stones can range in size from tiny, pea-sized stones up to large baseball-size stones that can cause major damage. While hail stones can damage anything they come into contact with, roofs are especially vulnerable. When hail stones strike the shingles on your roof,…

Flashing is a Critical Component in Protecting Your Home from Water Damage

In order for your roof to protect your home from water penetration, it must have a good drainage system. Flashing is a critical component of that drainage system. Flashing is used to seal and protect joints in the roof, making them waterproof while still allowing them to contract and expand with humidity and temperature fluctuations. Most roof leaks can be attributed to flashing failures. In fact, up to 95 percent…

The Pros and Cons of Slate Roofs

Perhaps you’re on a hunt for a completely different roof than your neighbors. If you don’t want the same old roof that everyone on your block has, there are other types of roofs you can choose, and slate roofs might be a good choice for you. Slate is one of the oldest building materials – it was an available natural resource in many parts of Europe, so they used it…

What Residential Roof Warranties will cover in Kansas City

If it’s time to get a roof replacement for your home in Kansas City, you definitely want to get one that will last potentially for the lifetime of your home. A new roof after all is a huge investment and one that you might not want to make again anytime soon. Because of that, making sure you have a great warranty on your new roof is one way to protect…