Every Spring, the Midwest is bombarded by storms, from Texas to Oklahoma; from Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. We all weather the onslaught of Spring's fury. If you're lucky, you have no damage, but if you didn't escape the the hail and high winds, you now own a storm damaged roof.
But My Friends Work For Beer?
So your residential roof has been damaged in a storm, and you have an insurance check in your hand. You're thinking about just replacing it yourself. You have a bother-in-law and some college friends that can knock out your residential roof in a weekend. You might save money, you might get it completed quicker, but is that going to be the best choice to protect your home and your family? Do you have enough knowledge and experience to replace your residential roof on your own? Is saving a few bucks worth the price of problems you might cause down the road? There's a difference between 'getting it done' and 'getting it done RIGHT'.
We Thoroughly Inspect Each Residential Roof
We inspect all decking for splits or breaks when removing old shingles. As a homeowner choosing to replace your own roof, you might not see all the sublte clues and flaws that we see because we replace residential roofs on a daily basis. Small indicators of a looming problem might be overlooked or seen but ignored. We do a thorough inspection with a well trained crew and then we replace or re-nail decking as needed and we clean decking or loose debris.
We Install The Proper Felt Paper
We install 15lb or 30lb felt paper. Quality roof deck protection, or “felt paper”, provides an extra layer of protection between your shingles and your roof deck. It helps prevent wind-driven rain, or water in general, from getting in under your shingles and causing damage to your roof structure or the inside of your home. It also helps allow shingles to lie flat and uniform which will result in a better-looking roofing job.
There's a difference between 'getting it done' and 'getting it done RIGHT'.
We Implement Proper and Uniform Standards for Residential Roofing Jobs
We install shingles with 4 nails per shingle, no more than 5 5 / 8 inches from the bottom of the shingle. Different roofing materials require different types of roofing nails, whehter you are installing a metal roof, a shake shingle or traditional asphalt shingle, we have 60 years of experience in knowing our tools and our industry. We'll make the appropriate choice for your residential roofing project.
We Avoid Shortcuts And Novice Cost-Cutting Tactics
We never use staples on fiberglass or asphalt shingles. It's silly to think that people would use staples, but you might be surprised what we find on old, non-professionally installed, residential roofs. You do not want to cut corners in Midwestern states where we experience the worst of all four seasons. Leave it to the professionals to protect your home and your investment.
We Follow Municipal Residential Roofing Codes and Manufacturer Instructions
We follow municipal codes and manufacturer suggestions when intalling residential roofing. City codes and manufacturer warranties require different standards for the number and placement of air vents on roofing. We have special formulas and calculations that assist us in determining how many air vents and where they should be placed on a residential roof. The last thing you want to do is void the manufacturer's warranty because you didn't do someting correctly. We stay abreast of all of our manufacturers rules and when we enter a community, we find out and abide by the local city or town codes. That's our job.
Midwest Roofing has been in business for 60 years. We've been putting roofs on businesses and homes since Eisenhower was in office! We have crews that know what they're doing, and know how to replace almost any kind of roofing system, commercial or residential. Your brother-in-law, he's an accountant, right? And as far as quick service. We offer our Priority Service. If you need a residential roof replaced quickly, we can do that.
PRIORITY HAIL DAMAGE SERVICE
Fill out the form and you will automatically be added to our listing for priority roofing service for hail damage, storm damage and tornados. Avoid the risk of more damage from subsequent storms, and move to the front of line, get your name on the list now.
We fix Newton roofs. We are a roofing company based in Wichita KS but we serve Newton KS with the same pride and craftsmanship as we do homes or businesses in our own backyard. We have been serving Newton home owners for over 50 years and we will continue to serve Newton KS homes and businesses that need roof repair weather it be from hail damage, storm damage, wear and tear over time or just because a new roof can add incredible value to any home or business. We will look forward to talking with Newton home owners and business owners who want the Highest Quality Service by one of the most trusted names in roofing. Remember, we offer free estimates. We can handle all your insurance worries and headaches. We will walk you through the entire process before any work begins so you can be confident that your new roof will be exactly what you expect.
A Newton KS Roofing Company
Midwest Roofing Systems, Inc. is based in Wichita Kansas since 1955. We were locally 50 years ago and we'll be here 50 years from now. We have been a area roofing contractor and will always be a Kansas roofer. If you have any questions about your roof please call us or visit our website. We are here to help Newton residence with any roofing problem.
PRIORITY HAIL SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR NEWTON KANSAS
Fill out the form and you will automatically be added to our listing for priority roofing service for hail damage, storm damage and tornados in Newton, KS. Avoid the risk of more damage from subsequent storms in Newton, and move to the front of line, get your name on the list now!
“Midwest Roofing Services has been a family owned and operated business since President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. That's when my father started this Wichita roofing company. But, he did more than that, my father left a legacy that I'm proud to accept. He taught me the value of hard work, respect for every customer and that the job is not finished until the customer is completely satisfied. I have carried that legacy forward and it will always be the foundation of Midwest Roofing Services' Wichita roots. But, advancements in technology have changed the roofing industry, so every year we educate, train and re-train our staff and employees on the most recent technologies, materials, roofing systems, safety procedures and roofing techniques to insure your roof, not only looks great, but exceeds all industry standards for roofing quality.”
"A Higher Standard Of Excellence" is our history and is our future. You have my word on that."
A Wichita Roofing Company
Midwest Roofing Systems, Inc. is proud to be a Wichita roofing company, based in Wichita Kansas since 1955. We were locally owned right here in Wichita 60 years ago and we'll be here 60 years from now. We have been a Wichita roofing contractor and will always be a Wichita roofer. If you have any questions about your roof please call us or visit our website.
PRIORITY HAIL SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR WICHITA KANSAS
Fill out the form and you will automatically be added to our listing for priority roofing service for hail damage, storm damage and tornados in Wichita, KS. Avoid the risk of more damage from subsequent storms in Wichita, and move to the front of line, get your name on the list now!
It is that time of year again, the weather is getting a bit cooler as the fall and winter seasons begin. Dropping temperatures will inevitably affect energy costs. So as you look at ways to keep your energy costs down, remember to consider your roof.
Steps to reducing energy costs:
* Find drafts and seal them
* Replacing old insulation
*Checking your vinyl siding and windows for wear and tear
These few steps will help but without a good roof they may be futile to keeping your energy costs under control.
* NEW ROOF
If your roof is old and worn out your efforts to heat your home may be going through the roof. Just as a hat keeps you warm in the winter your roof functions in a similar way.
The value of a New Roof can be most beneficial. Replacing your roof is an investment, helping to cut your energy costs and increase the value of your home. So if your roof is old and worn out remember the benefits could be just what you need to reduce your energy costs through the winter and summer months and give you that peace of mind that your money is not floating out through the roof. If you are interested in replacing your old roof contact one of our Service Writers and we will be able to come out and help you with your roofing decisions. Midwest Roofing Services is going green one step at a time and wants to help us all benefit from Eco friendly thinking.
Residential roofing is typically made up of a multitude of materials and surfaces. The primary purpose of your roof is to maintain a barrier between the outisde and interior from the weather. The most pervasive and difficult weather element to control is water. Roof flashing is usually the last line of defense in the battle against water penetration.
The most common locations for roofing flashing are at the valleys, chimneys, roof penetrations, eaves, rakes, skylights, ridges, and at the roof to wall intersections. Flashing must be configured to resist the three mechanisms of water penetration: gravity, surface tension, and wind pressure. To achieve this, flashing can be lapped shingle style, sodered or sealed to function as a continuous suface or can beconfigured with non- continuous profile to defeat water surface tension.
Flashing materials must be durable, low in maintenance requirements, weather resistant, able to accomodate movement, and be compatible with adjacent materials. With properly installed flashing in the correct areas, flashing for your roof can help extend the lifetime of your roof as well. Midwest Roofing Services can help determine which type of flashing is need as well as correctly install flashing to help maintain the lifetime of your roof. If you have flashing that is damaged and needs repair Midwest Roofing Services has certified Service Writers who can help you with the decision to either replace or help with any repair that you may need. So give Midwest Roofing Services a call for your roofing needs.
Proper Ventilation of your attic has multiple benefits for your home and your health of your family. Building codes have required that ventilation be installed in every region of the United States.
Will Help extend the life of your roof shingles by keeping the roof cooler in hot weather.
Will Help reduce cooling costs by allowing the heated air to circulate out of the attic.
Will Help prevent moisture build-up and the growth of mold and mildew that can affect your family's health and rot the framing which can cause expensive damage.
Will Help in the winter to prevent ice damming. In freezing temps during the day, the attic is often warmer than the outside air. Snow will melt in the higher areas of the roof where the heat accumulates in the attic and refreezes when it cools off by the eaves.
How does proper ventilation help your attic to breathe?
We need to breath to get fresh air in and out. For the same reasons your attic needs to breath as well. Most homes have a passive venting system which requires a balance between the intakes and outlets. Intakes and outlets are placed strategically to allow the greatest amout of circulation. As hot air rise, intake vents placed at lower points in the attic with outlets higher up. As the hot air escapes throught the outlets vents, it creates a minor vacuum that draws in fresh air through the lower intake vents.
Powered vents can also be used. These vents use electric powered fans to force air throught the vents.
Determining how much venting you need?
The size and placement of vents depends on the roof configuration and the size of the attic. Placement of attic vents should be determined by the size and shape of the attic area as well. Care should be taken to verify that the vent locations will vent all attic areas. If sheathing or fire stopping blocks off an area of the attic, additional vents may be recommended.
How do you know if you are having venting problems?
A through inspection of your attic space should be done to determine if you are having any problems that can attribute to poor venting.
Check for frost on the underside of the roof or on the rafters. This is caused by warm moist air that has been trapped and condensened subsequently freezing on the wood.
1. Look for water-stained or blackened wood, signs of mildew, mold, or rot.
2. Check for rusted nails or other metals. This is also a sign of condensation.
3. Is there any matted down insulation? This could be a sign of a roof leak from ice damming or other damage to your roof.
What are the best solutions for creating a well ventilated attic?
Make sure that your shingle manufacture's guidelines and building codes are followed for proper attic vent design layout. This will reduce the amount of condensation and excess heat that can build-up leading to a longer life of your roof and sheathing. Also proper ventilation will help remove the excess heat in the winter reducing the chances or forming ice dam which can backup in your attic causing water damage, mold, and rot.
Midwest Roofing Services can Help
Midwest Roofing Services has been in the business of installing and repairing roofs for 55 years throughout the Midwest. Ventilation is a part of the roof installation process and if your suspect that you are having ventilation problems give us a call. We will inspect your attic, roof and ventilation sustem and determine what needs to be done to make your home safer and healthier.
Midwest Roofing Services Going Green One Step at a Time!
WOW ! After a stormy night like June 9, 2011. Haven and Goddard Kansas were said to have hail stones the size of baseballs! Storm coverage reported that there was a deluge of rain coming down in sheets that blanketed the cities of Wichita, Maize, Goddard and Valley Center. With rain and wind like that, it is important to take a look at the damage that may have been done during this storm. I live around Goddard and with the hail and intense wind we received that lasted well over a hour. I was even worried about my roof and of course, my wife was crying over her garden and flowers. The whines from my wife had me wondering about how at least the roof is covered under our home owners insurance. I cannot even begin to replace all of her hard work in the garden and the money lost in flowers .
If you received a pummeling of hail or straight line winds from this intense storm last night, be sure to check with your homeowners insurance and have your roof checked out by a professional like Midwest Roofing Services. Your roof is inevitably the most important structure of your home It protects you and all your belongings from mother natures wrath. Your Roof needs to stay in tip top shape for the next round of crazy storms that may blow into Kansas. So if you witnessed the intense storm of last night June 9, 2011 than your roof may need some special attention and we here at Midwest Roofing Services have service writers ready to climb your roof and honestly let you know if you may need any repair. So give us a call here at Midwest Roofing Services and let us help you keep your roof in the best shape it can be for any of Mother Natures next future storms.
Here at Midwest Roofing we realize that picking the type of shingle and color is the perfect opportunity to increase the curb appeal of your entire home. Your roof can make up more than half of your homes exterior, so it should complement your home's style and exterior color scheme. As you browse through your many shingle choices, think about how the look of your new roof could improve the upon the roof you have now.
Should you choose a different color?
Consider the look of your home's exterior. A new color could bring your whole look together.
The color of the roof should coordinate with all your exterior elements: paint, siding, brick, or stone etc.
Do you need more dimension?
If your home is monochromatic think about adding shingles that appear thicker or give your roof a rich textured look.
Homes that already have detailed exteriors a muted softer shingle may be more appropriate. There are so many varieties of roofing shingles that carry unique combinations to really help add to the curb appeal of your home. Over the next few blogs Midwest Roofing is going to talk about a number of Shingle products that are beautiful and designed to protect you home. In the days and weeks to come we will be highlighting a few of these shingle options and talking about the durability and luxury of a few of these outstanding products we offer here at Midwest Roofing Services.
In 2005 Midwest Roofing Services, your Wichita roofing company, relocated its office to 2209 West Harry. Recently, our home office has been transformed into a more comfortable new atmosphere for our clients and employees by a local artist Linnette Lee of Fresh Paint. Fresh Paint came into the office to help give us ideas on how we can make our home office more comfortable and stylish for our clients and our employees. Since Midwest Roofing Services is a family business we wanted our clients to feel like part of our family when you come into visit. Fresh Paint provided us with several sample boards of different faux finishing techniques to help us make our decision. In the end our front entry was transformed and given a warm glaze finish with a burnt orange accent wall of a luster texture to compliment our our sign for Midwest Roofing Services in the entry. We then re situated our front desk for our always smiling receptionist Nicole Zahner to sit and welcome our clients as they come in. Two leather chairs were then added for our clients to help them feel more comfortable and at home while visiting with us. We would like to give a Special Thanks to the excellent service Linnette Lee of Fresh Paint offered us in helping us create this new at home feeling for our business. If you are interested in a faux finishes or murals, we recommend you check out Fresh Paints great website at www.freshpaintartist.com and see what all her business has to offer you.
Midwest Roofing Services would like to thank Tracy and his team at Insight Designs for the creation of our new updated website. The website is a great way to check into all the services Midwest Roofing has to offer and to give higher functionality to our clients. Here at Midwest Roofing Services we feel a strong commitment to not only do an outstanding job, but to educate our clients on products and services we provide. Your home or business is one of the largest purchases you will ever make and we know how important it is to you and how important our customers are to us. Please feel free to use the services provided on our new website. Each of our services are listed at the top of the web page under red tabs, Commercial, Residential, Guttering and Consulting to help our clients better locate the area of service needed. If you are a client who is unsure of the service needed, Midwest Roofing Services will also help you through a 4 step process to eliminate confusion. The process will inform and educate the client to help them make the right selection that fits their needs. We also have created symbols on the right side of the page for our specialty services. The first symbol is of a person, this is to our Priority Service. With the Priority Service clients will now be able to sign up online to set up appointment for a free estimate with one of our Service Writers. If our clients need to get their roof fixed fast and want Midwest Roofing Services to repair it, you can now sign up for the Priority Service online and secure your name at the top of the list. Check out the website and all the services and options that Midwest Roofing Services can offer to your home or business at www.midwestroofingservices.com.