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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…

The Different Types of Green Roofs in Kansas City

Green roofs are one of the biggest trends in residential roofing in Kansas City. The fact that homeowners can now choose between different types of green roofs helps increase their popularity. The term “green roof” typically refers to a roof that is partially or fully covered by some kind of vegetation. This vegetation is typically planted directly on a waterproof membrane that will help seal the roof and keep out…

Cleaning Gutters Will Greatly Preserve Your Residential Roofing in Kansas City

It’s springtime, and so many homeowners are busy in and out of their house performing spring cleaning. But while you’re cleaning up the yard, polishing the windows, and getting to all those nicks and crannies, don’t forget to go outside and look up – to your roof! Checking to make sure that you’re not in need of roof repair during the spring is something that we always recommend. But in…

What to Do in a Residential Roofing Disaster in Kansas City

Whether it’s the middle of the night or the middle of the day, if your roof has been comprised or damaged to the point where it’s going to cause further damage or no longer offer you shelter, you have a residential roofing disaster on your hands. The question is: what do you do next? First, don’t panic. This is a situation that can be resolved, and that can be done…

Is Your Roof Ready for Spring? A Residential Roof Inspection in Missouri will tell you.

The winter thaw is on and behind it, it leaves a great deal of dirt, debris and damage around your home. While many homeowners walk out of their homes this time of year and look straight ahead at what’s collected on their lawn over the past few months, they should also be looking up. Winter’s snow, hail, sleet, and ice can cause a great deal of damage to residential roofs,…