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HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A NEW ROOF?

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.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A NEW ROOF OR ROOF REPAIR?

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.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO INSTALL MY NEW ROOF?

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.

CAN YOU INSTALL MY NEW ROOF OVER MY OLD ONE?

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.

WILL MY INSURANCE COMPANY PAY FOR MY NEW ROOF?

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.

WHAT DOES RCV MEAN?

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.

WHAT IF MY NEW ROOF LEAKS?

Manufacturer warranties are lifetime and most are transferable to new homeowners.

IS IT TOO COLD TO ROOF MY HOUSE?

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.

WHAT KIND OF ROOF DO I NEED?

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!

How can a homeowner recognize when a roof system has problems?

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.

What are my options if I decide to replace my roof?

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.

My Roof Leaks. Do I Need To Have It Replaced Completely?

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.

Can I Do The Work Myself?

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.

How Long Can I Expect My Roof System To Last?

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.

How do I know what type of roofing shingle is best for my roof and my budget?

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.

What will a new roof system 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.

And what if my new roof leaks? Then what?

Remain calm.
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.

What Time of Year Is Best to Replace a Roof?

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.

Who Is the Best Roofing Company?

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.

Is it better to repair or replace a roof?

This depends on the severity of the roof damage you’re dealing with. If your roof is also relatively new, it will make sense to take advantage of Kansas City roof repair to make the most of its service life. If your roof is already nearing or past its rated service life, it may be more practical to do a replacement instead.

How do I know if my insulation is bad?

Check your energy bill. Fluctuations and unreasonable spikes in your energy bill can mean you are losing heat due to poor insulation. This will make it hard for your HVAC system to consistently achieve your desired indoor temperature so be on the lookout as well for rooms that are not being cooled or heated as they should. For a definite assessment, don’t hesitate to schedule an inspection with attic insulation contractors in Kansas City, MO.

What to know before hiring a roofer?

Look for experience in terms of years in business and the extent of work a Kansas City roofing contractor has done to gauge what they can do for you. The longer they have been in business and the more projects they’ve successfully done, the better. It would also facilitate your consultation if you know what you want to get out of your roofing project, giving you a clear starting point for considering options.

What time of year is best to replace a roof?

The best time to replace a roof is when you need it, although aiming for moderate temperatures is ideal. The key is to make sure you are working with expert Kansas City roofing contractors. This way, no matter the time of the year, you can be sure your roof replacement project will be done right.