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Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Eventually every roof will reach the end of its lifespan. But knowing when it has reached that point can be difficult. Waiting too long to replace your roof can lead to costly water damage. But reroofing too soon, before you have gotten the maximum life out of your roof, can be a waste of money. There are several factors to consider when determining whether to repair or replace your roof.…

Get Your Roof Ready for Winter

Fall has finally arrived. The leaves are changing colors and beginning to fall. That means it is time to get your roof ready for fall and winter. Winter can cause a lot of damage to your roof. Ice and snow add extra weight and the freeze-thaw cycle can create havoc, causing a myriad of problems, including ice dams, all of which can cause thousands of dollars of damage.  You can…

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…