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The next time you replace your roof DO NOT settle for a standard shingle manufacturer warranty. Why? Because a standard shingle manufacturer’s limited warranty typically only provides 100% non-prorated coverage of materials and installation labor for the first ten years. The cost to tear off and dispose of materials is not covered at all. And, […]

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Larry Vaught Roofing recently completed replacement of the roof on a local landmark. Suburban Lawn and Garden in Martin City, sometimes referred to as The Barn Store (due to the two eye catching red roof barns on their premises) recently employed the craftsmen of Larry Vaught Roofing to replace the roof on their east barn. The steep […]

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Skylights are typically available as laminated glass skylights or tempered glass skylights. Roofing Kansas City company Vaught Roofing recommends laminated glass skylights in all instances and they are even required per building code for certain out of reach applications. The reason laminated glass skylights are preferred is because they provide a greater level of safety […]

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Step flashing is used to provide a water tight connection where roofing adjoins a vertical juncture. This flashing is typically field fabricated from a sheet of 26 ga. to 30 ga. galvanized sheet metal, bent at a 90-degree angle (i.e. bent into an “L” shape). Once step flashing is installed per each course of shingles […]

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Proper valley flashing installation isn’t difficult to achieve. In fact, following a few basic installation procedures will typically achieve a reliable installation. Even so, a high percentage of valley flashings are not installed properly because the roof repair company does know the basics. Or, these roofers know how to do the job right, but choose […]

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A reroof proposal (a.k.a. contract) can provide you with valuable insight about the contractor who prepared it. For example, you should assume a contractor is likely to perform poorly when they start off providing you a poor reroof proposal. After all, it just makes sense to doubt a contractor’s abilities when their proposal is vague, […]

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Roofing installers wanted. Help wanted. Larry Vaught Roofing is now hiring experienced roofing installers. Just about all roofing installers can fasten roofing materials to a roof deck. However, few installers actually possess the knowledge and skills required to install materials “correctly”. Especially where the roof adjoins siding, chimneys, skylights, valleys, etc. The simple facts are, […]

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Always replace roof flashings when the roof is replaced. Regrettably, many contractors “re-use” (i.e. do not replace) the metal roof flashings when they replace roofs. Especially where the roof adjoins siding. And, they often omit new roof flashings around skylights and chimneys. Granted, in many instances, significant additional effort is required to replace those flashings. […]

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Kansas City roofing companies are not all the same. In fact, contractors who are quoting jobs for less typically are not providing the same quality of materials and / or workmanship. However, these “low ball” contractors can fool you into thinking you are going to receive a great job. Especially when they agree to “throw […]

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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 […]

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