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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…

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…