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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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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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A great way to add curb appeal to your home is to start at the top with the most style-appropriate roof.

Besides protecting your home from the elements, the right roof should complement your exterior design scheme.

Not sure what kind of roof suits your home? Here are a few suggestions from the experts at GAF:

• French Country: For these homes, the extensive use of stone and other masonry products incorporates various accent colors. Therefore, many different types of shingles and colors look good with this type of home. Camelot® Lifetime Designer Shingles, with their slate-like design, add another dimension of style to the roof while still maintaining the integrity of the overall architecture. For an affordable luxury option, consider Camelot II, which has the same type of look as Camelot but at a lower cost. The sleek lines of Slateline® shingles also work well with the French Country style.

• Georgian: GAF’s slate-look shingles, such as Camelot, or the sculpted tabs of Country Mansion® shingles are recommended. Typically, a more muted gray or black design best matches the red brick fronts.

• Colonial: Colonial-style homes have a very square and more symmetrical look to them, so the slate-look family of shingles is the best fit. Grand Slate™ and Slateline shingles provide the look of slate at a very affordable price.

• Tudor: With their steep- pitched roofs, Tudor homes are great for showing off an elegant roof style. They tend to have muted tones on the front facade accented with brown or gray cross-gables. Camelot and Slateline shingles are both good choices for Tudor-style homes.

• Craftsman: The Craftsman style looks great with wood shake-look shingles in earth tones, such as gray, green or brown. Good bets are Timberline® shingles, a popular wood-shake look, or Grand Sequoia® and Grand Canyon™ shingles, which have a rugged wood-shake and ultradimensional look.

• Mediterranean and Italianate: These ornate architectural homes are typically sided with stucco. Roof color choices are warmer browns and terra-cotta hues, as well as some dark grays. The slate/tile look of Camelot shingles in San Gabriel complements this architectural style well. Grand Sequoia and Grand Canyon shingles, with their warm color palettes, also make a good match.

• Ranch houses: Ranch-style homes are characterized by their one-story design with very low-pitched roofs and spread-out floor plans. Grand Sequoia shingles provide a distinct dimensional look to the roof, while Grand Canyon shingles offer an ultradimensional version of the premium wood-shake option. Timberline is also a good choice.

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