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Decra Roofing

Decra stone coated steel roofing systems is a perfect fit for homes in Leawood and surrounding cities because it is a maintenance free roofing system that withstand hail and has a Class A fire rating. Why should that matter if it is maintenance free? Well, more than likely you went through the whole roofing fiasco this summer with hail damage, insurance companies, storm chasing roofing companies, etc. What if you never had to worry about having to replace your roof again or having to do roof repairs every year to your existing roof? That is what the Decra roofing system brings to the table when I say maintenance free. This past year has a huge hail storm for Kansas City and Johnson County area and I did not go to one house that had hail damage on a Decra stone coated steel roofing system because it is made out of 26 gauge steel and can withstand the hail.

Now I am not going to sit here and tell you that hail the size of a basketball will not go through it because it is possible but I will tell you this; if you had a Decra roof vs. a standard Timberline roof with basketball size hail then it is like getting into an accident with a Semi Truck and you can either be in a full size SUV or a motorcycle, which one would you rather be driving. Exactly!

Decra stone coated steel roofing systems are mechanically fastened down vs. the industry standard of nailing traditional shingles, so it can withstand a lot more from Mother Nature than your traditional shingles. Your whole goal as a homeowner should be to get your house to be as close to maintenance free as possible so that you can spend your weekends out playing golf, going to the lake or kids ball games, and not to be working on the house doing repairs. The Decra roofing system helps you get to that point and it truly is the last roof you will have to put on your house.

If you are tired of storm chasing roofing companies, hail damage, and dealing with insurance companies for your house in Leawood then make the switch to a Decra stone coated steel roof and enjoy life.


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Kansas City Roofers

Kansas City’s Local Source for all of your Roof Repair and Replacement needs, Wood Rot Repairs, James Hardie Siding Installations and Repairs, House Painting with Sherwin Williams Painting Products, and Much More!

Thank You for your interest in American Roofing & Renovations Inc., Kansas City’s Local Source for all of your Roof Repair and Replacement needs, Wood Rot Repairs, James Hardie Siding Installations and Repairs, House Painting with Sherwin Williams Painting Products, and Much More!

Serving the Kansas City Metropolitan area such as Leawood, Shawnee, Overland Park, Lenexa, Fairway, Mission, Roeland Park, Olathe, Prairie Village, Brookside, and Surrounding Cities.


Roof Repair to Fix a Leak on an Overland Park home

2011-04-08-11.07.48This is a roof that is leaking on a home in Overland Park, Ks that is in need of some repair.  What this is going to do is funnel moisture down the pipe, into your attic getting your insulation wet, and then eventually leaking into your ceiling causing damage and some costly repairs.  What can you do to prevent this?  We at American Roofing & Renovations Inc. provide a maintenance service inspection that is available annually or bi-annually that is a full exterior home inspection that provides you with reports of repairs that are in need of repair or that will be in the future so that you can plan for it.  This maintenance program also gets you Top Tier pricing of 15% off vs. our normal flat rate pricing which saves you money.  Check out our other blogs about roof repairs in Overland Park and our maintenance program http://www.kansascityroofs.com/blog/?p=285

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Overland Park & Leawood Roofing: how long does it really take to install a roof?

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Leawood Roof Installation

How long does it take to remove, replace, and install a new roof on an Overland Park & Leawood home?  That answer is it depends!  What do I mean by this?  Well, it depends if it is a wood shake roof, if it is steep or cut up like the one denoted here in the picture, it depends on how many layers of roofing that you have on your roof, how big is it, and what kind of roofing system are you wanting to install on your roof?  All of these factors come into play when you are ready to move forward and replace your roof.  This roof in the picture happens to be a wood shake roof removal, resheet/redeck with radiant barrier decking, the installation of ice/water shield protective barrier along the eaves and valley areas, and then the installation of the underlayment and the Grand Manor shingles.  This roof installation took about 4 days because of the size and all of the other factors involved.  In closing the answer is “It Depends” how long does it really take to install a roof on Overland Park and Leawood homes.  For more information you can visit our website at www.kansascityroofs.com or check out this blog for more information on Radiant Barrier decking at http://www.kansascityroofs.com/blog/?p=281


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Most Common Roof Leaks on Overland Park homes

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Common leak areas

Some of the most common roof leak areas on homes in Overland Park and homes in general are going to be around your pipe flashings like the one in the picture.  Also, if you have a wood shake roof that has some age on it (typically 8 to 10 years old) you wll start to see some wear and tear along the ridge cap which is the top horizontal areas for your roof.  Then there is the possiblity of ice/snow damming along chimney areas and other low slopes on your home.  The best way to fight against roof leaks is to have your roof repaired to help ensure protection, durability, and limit the amount of out of pocket expenses that you have to pay.  How do you know when you need to do a repair or not?  That is a good question and I have the answer for you.  Our company came up with a Maintenance program that gives you the choice of either an annual or bi-annual roof and home inspection that provides you with an informative description of what is going on with your roof, siding, windows, etc.  This actually allows you to plan accordingly when setting budgets for home projects and it helps you catch a problem before it even starts.  Check out this blog link that talks more in depth about our maintenance programs http://www.countonamerican.com/blog/?p=244Feel free to visit our website at www.countonamerican.com to see what other services we provide but in short we want to help you protect your home.


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Radiant Barrier Decking/Sheeting for roofs in Overland Park

 

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Radiant Barrier Sheeting

Radiant Barrier Decking/Sheeting is a good way to make your roof more efficient whether you live in Overland Park or anywhere else in Kansas City.  Radiant Barrier decking/sheeting is typically used when you are removing a wood shake roof and intsalling a new roof that requires decking/sheeting such as a Decra stone coated steel roof or a composition roof like Timberline or Certainteed.  The benefits of the radiant barrier is that it is aluminum backed and it faces down which helps reflect 97% of the sun that is beating down on your home which helps keep your attic around 30 degrees cooler year round.  That is huge in the summer time when the hot sun is beating down on your house, this allows your house to become more efficient.  Plus it has small holes throughout the sheet that allows it to breath which helps with expansion and contraction of the roofline.  As far as a cost difference you are typically looking at about $400 to $500 difference in cost vs. your standard osb sheeting which that will be made up in efficiency savings within the first year or so.  It does not have any working parts so it will continue to work for you saving you money as long as your roof stays on your house.  Use the radiant barrier decking/sheeting in combination with synthetic felt underlayment and ice/water shield protective barrier for a very durable and efficient roofing system.  Check these links out to learn more about ice/water shield and/or synthetic felt underlayment http://www.countonamerican.com/blog/?p=274

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Fiber Cement Siding in Overland Park, Shawnee, Leawood, Lenexa, Kansas City

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James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Siding Installation in Leawood, KS

Are you tired of fighting wood and siding rot on your home in Overland Park, Shawnee, Leawood, Lenexa, or anywhere in Kansas City?  Along with fighting the wood and siding rot repairs you are having to paint the house again and again.  What if there was a “Fix All” solution that rid your costly worries of constant wood rot, siding repairs, and house painting?  There is, it is called Color Plus fiber cement siding from James Hardie siding products.  James Hardie only focuses on fiber cement siding unlike other manufacturer’s that have a portfolio of products so they have to get it right or else they are out of business.  Color Plus Fiber Cement siding is a concrete siding that has the color baked into the siding during the production process.  What that does for you is that it gives you a product that will not flake, will not rot, can resist hail and termites, and it has a 15 year color plus warranty on it.   That means that instead of every 3 to 5 years fixing wood & siding rot and then painting your house spending an average of $4-$7000 you can put that money to a “Fix All” solution and then go about your daily life without worry about repairs again.  Wouldn’t it be nice to actually be able to spend a Saturday doing what you wanted to do vs. working on the house or having to schedule and interview contractors to come out and paint or work on your house, missing out on work to meet them, etc.  If this sounds like you then you should check out Color Plus Fiber Cement from James Hardie for you home in Overland Park, Shawnee, Leawood, Lenexa, Kansas City and surrounding areas.  For more information visit this website http://www.countonamerican.com/siding.html check out the different options and product lines that are available to you.