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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:35

Do I Need A New Roof?

You might be questioning yourself, “Do I need a new roof?”  If you are also asking yourself the following questions, then you should to really think about a roof replacement:

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Monday, 02 April 2012 08:57

Why Do I Need A Roof Warranty?

Your Kansas City Roofing is certainly a very vital part of your home and spending between $10,000 and $15,000 for a brand new one also makes it a large investment that you should do your greatest to protect. One of the ideal ways to safeguard you from having to spend this money again in only a few years time due to the fact your existing roofing has failed to make sure that you get a roofing warranty incorporated in the total price. If you are not informed about a roofing warranty when first inquiring and obtaining quotes don’t just expect that one is provided because this isn’t at all times the case. Ask the question yourself to make sure that the price of a roofing warranty is incorporated in the finalized price you are given.

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Monday, 02 April 2012 08:11

Why Is My Roof Leaking?

It is just after the rains and there are a few patches of moisture along the walls and puddles of water on the floor. The roofing has began to leak. What now? Well, it needs maintenance and possibly some professional assistance. The first thing is to establish the source of the leak and go about the maintenance. The process to identify the source of leak in the home is very simple.

The leaking spot is frequently further up on the roof than the area of the drip unless of course you have roof trusses. With trusses, the maze of lumber can make it tricky to locate. Next time it leaks during a storm, play detective. Take a roll of paper towels, a flashlight and a tape measure up into the attic. Tear off a paper towel and touch it to all the lumber near and above the leaky spot. Even though you may not be able to see the water trickling down a truss member, you will notice a damp spot on the paper. Use this paper towel procedure to track the water leak to its highest possible point inside of the attic. If you are fortunate enough to locate the leaky spot, measure its location from the side and top of the underside of the roof. You will make use of these measurements to find the spot on top of the roof. The next step is to begin with the repair.

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Wednesday, 07 March 2012 21:14

Green Roofing Contractor in Kansas City

Just as products for home interiors have been getting greener, there's a growing variety of exterior treatments for creating an ecologically sound home shell. Roofing and siding are both tall orders for new formulations as they require durability, good looks and reasonable maintenance. However, there are already some smart offerings joining the traditional materials that have been green all along. Here's a tour of current options for an earth-friendly update of your home's exterior.

Roofing Options

As you consider various roofing products, remember that their green attributes extend beyond ingredients and composition to the interior energy savings they can generate. EnergyStar evaluates roofing products on this basis, testing them when new and again three years after installation on a home, so be sure to look for the EnergyStar label to ensure your favorite roofing has made the cut.

CLAY -- One of the oldest and greenest roofing materials, clay is a durable option offering good looks that mellow beautifully with exposure to the elements. It works well with both contemporary and traditional home styles, and can be made to replicate vintage fabrications for renovations of classic homes.

SLATE - Though difficult to install, slate is another highly durable and great-looking roofing material. Environmental cost in terms of transport fuel is its one non-green aspect, but you can offset this by ordering from a local quarry or working with a supplier dealing in just-as-strong salvaged slate.

METAL - This material's reflective properties cut down on the heat transmitted to the inside of your home for energy savings of up to 40%. Weather conditions can affect a metal roof's lifespan, but it's still got significant potential for impressive longevity of 50 to 100 years.

RUBBER - Tile made from recycled tires is a newer development in the roof realm, offering ease of installation, strength with lighter weight, and a profile that resembles slate roofing.

SOLAR SHINGLES - The next step up from installing large solar panels over existing roofing, solar shingles contribute to both energy generation and savings for a home. Solar shingles can be integrated with existing roofing or cover an entire roof, and though current options tend to be on the pricey side, demand is bringing those numbers down for a great value in combination with the tax breaks you can receive.

Siding Options

Sustainability in siding means not only green ingredients but a product that will stand the test of time as both it and your home age. When considering if a siding is truly green, also consider the inclusion of resins and adhesives that may have an off-gassing effect.

FIBER CEMENT - Products such as HardiePlank,  from James Hardie are comprised of cement and wood fibers for a durable and affordable solution with the look of natural wood.

Just as products for home interiors have been getting greener, there's a growing variety of exterior treatments for creating an ecologically sound home shell. Roofing and siding are both tall orders for new formulations as they require durability, good looks and reasonable maintenance. However, there are already some smart offerings joining the traditional materials that have been green all along. Here's a tour of current options for an earth-friendly update of your home's exterior.

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Due to inflexibility, weathering and failing joints, sooner or later conventional flat roofing methods will leak. If you have been struggling with a flat roof leak, or you have a flat or gently sloping roof project, you'll be excited to discover Thermoplastic roofing. The most common flat roofing material used in Missouri and Kansas is EPDM. EPDM is a cost driven product that fails at the seams. Thermoplastic roofing has welded seams and becomes a monolithic ?seamless? flat roof. With millions of square feet installed, Thermoplastic roofing has been proven to give many years of leak free service

Flat roofs Kansas City create unique maintenance problems. Many "Flat roofs Kansas City" tend to collect water and debris due to poor design. Keeping Flat roofs Kansas City dry and free of debris can add valuable years to your Flat roofs Kansas City.

The flat roof experts at John Beal Roofing in Kansas City can identify the problems and provide solutions for long-lasting Flat roofs Kansas City.

There are basically two kinds of Flat roofs Kansas City: those that leak and those that don't leak YET. If your home has Flat roofs Kansas City you need the expertise of John Beal Roofing to maintain them or you may be re-roofing sooner than you expect. We specialize in flat roof maintenance that will extend the life of your existing roof system and save you money by re-roofing only when absolutely necessary.

A major key to the success of Flat roofs Kansas City is to design them properly from the beginning. Proper design will add valuable years to the life of your flat roof.

Call John Beal Roofing at 1-800-NEW-ROOF and ask for a courtesy flat roof evaluation. We analyze all aspects of your roof including repair recommendations or if you need a new flat roof we'll provide design, choice of materials and application method recommendations.

Remember that flat roof decks are designed by architects who never get calls if the roof leaks. We know the best method and designs to get water off the Flat roofs Kansas City to avoid leak problems.

Call The Experts For All Your Flat Roofing Needs

When you are ready to have your roofing system properly designed, re-roofed or maintained, call John Beal Roofing at             1-800-NEW-ROOF      . You'll be glad you did. Our unparalled team of field personnel will apply their flat roof expertise to give you solutions you can be proud of and will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Its not a question of whether your roof is going to leak. Since all roofs eventually leak; it is just a matter of when. John Beal Roofing can properly analyze the roof and determine what the proper maintenance strategy should be.

Flat roofs Kansas City don't have to be the problem that most Flat roofs Kansas City historically have been. We design, build and maintain Flat roofs Kansas City the way Flat roofs Kansas City need to be. That's why when we care for your Flat roofs Kansas City we save you money in the process. Call the experts to examine your Flat roofs Kansas City today.

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Friday, 02 March 2012 11:22

Hail Damage Insurance Claims

Seemingly, not a year goes by that we witness communities in tornado alley being devastated by these awesome forces of nature. Severe weather events such as super cell thunderstorms and the destructive tornadoes that follow remind us of Mother Nature’s power and fury. Communities damaged by these storms suffer significant hail damage to homes, businesses, and government property such as schools and other municipal buildings.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2012 12:35

Tips for Locating A Kansas City Roof Leak

 

Probably the most regularly handled troubles with a roof is leaking. Having said that, many water leaks don’t come the roof. A wet spot found on the ceiling of a first floor of a two story dwelling isn’t a leak from your roof.

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Over the recent years, Kansas City has faced some of the major natural disasters like hail storms, tornadoes and terrible weather conditions. In fact, innumerable homes across the city of Kansas City required extensive repairing as a result of such damages. Hence, as the owner of a home it becomes imperative to pay adequate attention to vital aspects of a house especially the roof. Most people will undoubtedly agree to the fact that the roof is one of the major aspects of the home. Without proper roofing you will certainly never feel secured. Suitable roofing benefits ensure that the people living in the home are secure and protected. If you happen to residents in Kansas City and are aware of the dangerous weather conditions, with Kansas City Roofers at your disposal taking necessary precautions is recommended.

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  • Do I Need A New Roof?
    You might be questioning yourself, “Do I need a new roof?”  If you are also asking yourself the following questions, then you should to really think about a roof replacement:
    Read more...
  • Why Do I Need A Roof Warranty?
    Your Kansas City Roofing is certainly a very vital part of your home and spending between $10,000 and $15,000 for a brand new one also makes it a large investment that you should do your greatest to protect. One of the ideal ways to safeguard you from having to spend…
    Read more...
  • Why Is My Roof Leaking?
    It is just after the rains and there are a few patches of moisture along the walls and puddles of water on the floor. The roofing has began to leak. What now? Well, it needs maintenance and possibly some professional assistance. The first thing is to establish the source of…
    Read more...
  • Homeowners Guide to Hail Damage Roof Insurance Claims
    Homeowners Guide To Hail, Wind, Storm and Lightening Damage. Hail Damage Hail can damage your shingles, siding, or gutters without any visible signs from the ground. Hail normally has to be at least the size of a golf ball before it will break through your shingle and cause bruising. If…
  • Green Roofing Contractor in Kansas City
    Just as products for home interiors have been getting greener, there's a growing variety of exterior treatments for creating an ecologically sound home shell. Roofing and siding are both tall orders for new formulations as they require durability, good looks and reasonable maintenance. However, there are already some smart offerings…