As expected, we are being called upon to provide quotes to repair numerous roofs in the Kansas City area which were improperly installed by the “storm chaser” roofing contractors that came to town last year after the April 3rd, 2011 hail storm. The most frequent faults of installation we are finding include: metal valley flashings that do not extend completely to the bottom of the roof and failure to replace the old metal step flashings (where the roof adjoins siding) when a shake roof is removed and replaced with a composition shingle roof. The old step flashings (installed at a 10-inch exposure) do not match up with the courses of a composition shingle roof installed at a 5-inch weather exposure and will therefore often end up leaking. The cost to fix these faults can be significant, but it’s better to fix the problems now and avoid the additional cost of interior damage that is likely to follow. If you suspect you may be a casualty of one of the storm chaser contractors, we suggest you have us take a look to see if any critical faults of installation exist “before” the leaks begin. We are the premier roofing contractor that Kansas City area homeowners have counted on for over 52 years. We welcome the opportunity to be of service.
Roofing Casualties After the Storm was last modified: January 17th, 2020 by