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Curling, decaying or missing shingles
- Evidence of leaking on your ceilings
- Cracked or discolored interior drywall
- Wind or hail damage
- Rusted or missing flashing
If your residential roof is over 15 years old, we recommend scheduling a complimentary roof inspection.
If your roof has minor damage or a small leak while the rest of it is in good shape, a roof repair may work great. However, if you see many of the aforementioned signs, or if your system is over 20 years old, then a roof replacement is the best long-term option. At your appointment, we will inspect your roof and explain your options.
That depends on the weather and how many layers there are to remove. However, we are typically able to complete a new roof replacement in 2-3 days.
You should never install new shingles over an old shingle roof system. Your shingles would not be eligible for warranties, and it can cause your new roof to look crooked or lumpy. Furthermore, if the old roof layer is not removed, we are unable to inspect the plywood decking for rot or deterioration. This can create a much larger problem in the future. Moisture from the previous roof layer can get trapped under the new shingles and accelerate roof aging.
The best way to know what is covered is to contact your insurance provider. Your coverage will depend on the age of the roof, where you live and other factors. Most homeowner insurance policies will provide coverage for roof damage caused by unpreventable events like wind, rain and hail. Depending on the age of your roof, you may only be reimbursed for the depreciated value of the system. Regardless, when you submit your roof insurance claim, an insurance adjuster will be sent to inspect the damaged areas and determine the cost that the insurance company will pay.
RCV stands for Replacement Cost Value. This is the total budget your insurance company has set for the replacement of the damages to your home.
Manufacturer warranties are lifetime and most are transferable to new homeowners.
Maybe. The manufacturers of asphalt shingles typically recommend 40 degrees for a successful installation. Shingles made with SBS can be installed when it is as cold as 0 degrees. Tile, slate and many commercial applications can be installed in almost any temperature.
The good news is there are endless options to install, the bad news is there are lots to choose from! The best news is that we’re here to help!
There are many different kinds of damages that can compromise a roof system. It can be hard to know where to begin to look and, often, homeowners aren’t really sure what they are looking for. That’s why it’s smart to hire a roofing professional to perform a roof inspection periodically (at least once a year). They will know what kinds of damage to look for and where to look for them.
You have 2 options: a) a full roof replacement OR b) a re-cover of the existing roof system.
A complete roof replacement requires that your entire existing roof system be redone. This involves a “tear off” of your existing system and is a full-blown roofing process. Cost depends on the type of shingle, style and warranty/durability you choose. Talk to your local roofing professionals to get advice on what best suits your needs and your budget.
A re-cover of your roof system is the less demanding option. This process involves only the installation of the new roof system, meaning that it is a far more expedient and cost-friendly re-roofing option. However, building code requirements do not always allow for multiple re-roofs so if you’ve done this more than once before, then you may need a complete roof replacement. Talk to your local roofing professionals to ask about local building code requirements.
A leaking roof is a bad thing. However, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a complete roof replacement. How much repair and work needs to be done on your roof depends on the level of damage caused by leaking. Talking to a professional is the best way to know whether only minor repair OR a full roof replacement is necessary.
There are many problems that can lead to roof leaking, which is why it’s important to inspect your roof periodically and check for common warning signs. You can perform this inspection yourself, but it is a good idea to hire a professional at least once a year to check for any serious roof problems.
It depends. If you are someone who is generally successful with DIY home improvement projects, then you may have the ability to take on a project of this magnitude and importance (for your home’s health). However, if you are someone who is generally NOT successful with DIY home improvement projects, then this is definitely not the time to be bold and “give it a shot.”
Your roof is vital to the health of your home’s structure and internal condition. To botch repairs or wing a full replacement can lead to serious damages. Even more, you will end up spending both the time and money in performing the DIY roof project and then spend more time and money later on when you need to hire a professional to do it right.
20 Years. That is the life expectancy of the average roof system.
The lifespan of a roof system is determined by a number of factors, like: roof system design, building structure, material quality, material suitability, proper installation, periodic maintenance, local climate, and much more. Material quality is especially important because some roof system types such as clay tile, slate and (certain) metal can last longer. When choosing the materials for a new roof (or when hiring a professional, make sure to check the warranties on the materials. Most roofing manufacturers offer warranties on their products and you should be wary of any manufacturer that doesn’t.
A) The first thing to consider when evaluating the cost of your roofing project is to determine whether you will need a complete roof replacement OR a re-cover of your roof. The former is a far larger roof project and thus more expensive, while the letter is a smaller project and therefore less expensive.
B) The next question to consider is what material you will use. Roofing materials range in aesthetic appeal, durability and cost. Shingles, for example, are an inexpensive roofing solution, while high-end slate will cost a pretty penny. Do your research on what fits your aesthetic appeal (you’re going to be living with this roof for a long time) and then determine if it is within your budget range.
C) Finally, you’ll want to consider your house's architectural style. The more “valleys,” angles and “hard-to-get” spots you have, the more your roof project will cost.
The cost of a new roof system depends upon the size of the project, the materials involved, the architectural style of your house, market costs, and the roofing contractor you hire.
Typical costs for a new roof system are, on average, about $6,500 to install a new roof.
Roof leaks are actually a common occurrence so don’t call your roofing contractor yelling at him or consider your leaking roof as a personal attack on you.
Instead, call your roofing contractor and clearly explain the problem. There is no need to exaggerate the leak and, again, it is important to calmly and clearly explain your situation. If you made the right decisions in hiring a professional roofing contractor then you can expect the leak to be fixed.
Roofing contractors often provide warranties on their projects and, even if they don’t, most care enough about their reputation to amend the situation and make sure your roof is healthy.
Fall is the best time of the year to replace a roof because installation conditions are ideal. However, the truth is you can have your roof replaced at any time of the year, especially if you are dealing with a roofing emergency requiring immediate action. You just have to make sure you are working with a reputable roofing company with a tried-and-tested installation process to guarantee the results you’re looking for.
The best roofing company for you is one that is local. This is why it pays to look up “roofers near me” at the start of your search. Local roofers understand exactly what your roof needs because they experience the same challenges, putting them in the best position to take care of whatever requirements you might have.
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Call Easton Roofing today at (913) 257-5426 in Kansas City or (785) 766-1259 in Lawrence. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. You can also request a free consultation online.