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Ice Dams & Roof Snow Removal

Almost completed roof snow removal 1; Snow and ice dams build up putting pressure on your roof and gutters causinig damage and leaks.Well, another day to wake up at zero degrees!  Folks, my phone has been ringing off the hook due to the snow and ice build up on our roof tops.  This is a SERIOUS matter and should be handled by a professional with experience.  Not only is getting on your roof dangerous in these current condtions, but further damage can also be caused during improper snow and ice removal.

Ice cycles in gutter; Snow and ice dams build up putting pressure on your roof and gutters causinig damage and leaks.Interior leaks are showing up frequently now in the houses I am visiting with snow and ice issues.  There are some measures we can take to help your situation.  Visit my webpage at http://www.leakyroofs.com/Ice-Dams---Roof-Snow-Removal.html for education on snow and ice and the havoc they play on your roof and gutters.

Friendly Roof Raking: Snow and ice dams build up putting pressure on your roof and gutters causinig damage and leaks.Picturesque snow-capped houses are charming, but don't be fooled by their delicate beauty. Snow has a great deal of weight, and that weight increases immensely when rain, ice and sleet are added to the mix. Two feet of snow on the average-sized roof can be the equivalent of 38,000 pounds, or 19 tons.  All of this weight puts stress on your roof and weakens its structure.  Complicating matters more, the melting of this mass can cause water seepage, which can rot roofs, destroy insulation, flood attics, ruin gutters and damage the interior of your home.

Call me today for a phone consult to discuss your situation. Roof Doctor, Inc. Steve Conrick, Owner 816-356-5463

Hand Split Cedar Shake Roof Maintenance

Wood cedar shake spot in, illustrating a specific shake extraction where areas of exposed felt paper have been targeted to prevent splitting or weathering in the felt paper which causes leaksOlder blown off wood cedar shake showing a crack over crack area which allows felt paper to be exposed to the weather and other elements, causing a leakThis week's blog is directed to all of our past, current, and potential new customers with hand split cedar shake roofs.  Keeping your best interest at hand, before the heaviest of the Spring rains come, it would be advisable to have your roof inspected on a dry day.  Your inspection should focus on any missing or loose shakes and preformed ridge caps.  Most importantly, areas of your roof having southern exposures should be carefully looked over for any underlying exposed felt paper (a BIG red flag).  Exposed felt paper weathers due to the age and environmental elements (especially the sun's rays), causing splitting or tears.  This is a potential major leak for the simple fact that under the shake is spaced sheating (1"x4" planks) which will allow water to directly seep into the splits / tears, drip down to the insulation, and pool on top of the ceiling material of the interior of you home causing more damage and expense.  We can
greatly reduce the
Wood roof spot in at completion; the felt paper is now contained and protected from the elements and further weathering.likelihood of this
happening and
prevent further
damage by targeting
these critical areas.
Note:Wood roof repais cannot be done if your roof is damp or wet.  If you have any questions, concerns, or are just not sure, call Roof Doctor, Inc. today & schedule an inspection during the next span of dry days.  We'll meet you soon after your call, granted the weather provides.  We are a simple phone call away!  816-356-5463

April Showers Bring May Flowers

This clogged gutter filled with water, left un-addressed, will eventually cause back up into the home interior and produce leaks.  The foundation of the home will be in jeopardy as well, as running water will overflow in the clogged areas and disturb the foundation.This clogged gutter filled with water, left un-addressed, will eventually cause back up into the home interior and produce leaks.  The foundation of the home will be in jeopardy as well, as running water will overflow in the clogged areas and disturb the foundation.Hello, Friends!  Today I wanted to remind you that gutter cleaning and roof inspections are of the utmost importance for our upcoming rainy season!  Protect your foundation from soil erosion, rotting wood, siding stains, and home interior with quarterly gutter cleaning.  Call Roof Doctor, Inc. today for special April pricing!  Now that the snow has melted, its time tohave your roof inspected before the rains come this spring.  Your chimney flashing, sewer vent pipes, loose valley flashing, and missing shingles are all areas of concerns to have checked out annually in order to ensure the integrity of your roof and deplete all leak concerns.  Call today to set an inspection time or fill our our estimate page and we will be right with you!

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