What is GAF Master Elite?
The Roofing Man is proud to one of the few GAF Master Elite™ certified roofing contractors in Kansas City. What does that mean?
To start, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. GAF roofs protect more homes and businesses in the U.S. than any other manufacturer. Founded in 1886, GAF has over 3,200 employees and makes the #1 selling shingle in North America (Timberline® Lifetime Architectural Roofing Shingles). 1 in 4 residential roofs in the U.S. are by GAF.
The GAF Master Elite™ certification program provides ongoing training to roofing contractors in order to ensure that customers purchasing GAF products have a tool to help them choose a high-quality, dependable roofing contractor. To become factory certified as GAF Master Elite™ Contractor, roofers must show that they are properly licensed, adequately insured, have a proven reputation, and are committed to ongoing professional training.
What are the benefits you can expect from a certified roofing contractor?
For one, you can be assured that your roofer has been provided with extensive educational materials. You also have the assurance that your contractor can offer the GAF Weather Stopper® 3-Part Roof Protection System. And, because of their certified status, roofs installed by Master Elite™ Contractors are eligible for specials.
Top 2% of Roofing Contractors
According the GAF website, less than 2% of all roofing contractors qualify as Master Elite. The Roofing Man is proud to be counted among that small percentage. We have 20+ years’ experience installing GAF roofing systems in Kansas City and understand the impact that quality installation can have on overall customer satisfaction with GAF’s comprehensive line of products.
5-Star Ratings – Our Verified Reviews Span 10+ Years
In addition to being certified, The Roofing Man also has an overall 5-Star rating nearly 100 verified roofing customers on the GAF website. GAF has verified these reviews so that you know they come from real homeowners in the Kansas City-area. Please check out our roofing reviews page. Our long track record means that our first review (on page 10) is from a customer in Gardner, KS on April 6, 2008, and our most recent is from Spring Hill, KS on July 2, 2018. Customers providing reviews were total roof replacement customers from Overland Park, Olathe, Paola, De Soto, Shawnee, Kansas City, and more area suburbs. We hope that our long history in Kansas City with a highly reputable manufacturing company and our review history prove that you can trust us to install your roof replacement to the highest standards.
What are Kansas City-area GAF Roofing Customers Saying?
Here is a sample of our GAF reviews:
“The Roofing Man incredible customer service” – V.D., Overland Park KS, Mar 16, 2018 (Verified Purchaser)
“Great Roofing Contractor” – C.A., Spring Hill, Jul 02, 2018 (Verified Purchaser)
“Knowledgeable and professional contractor” – C.E., Kansas City Jun 26, 2017 (Verified Purchaser)
“Experience really counts” – K.T., Shawnee Jul 14, 2017 (Verified Purchaser)
“very professional, they did what they say they would, prompt” – D.J., Overland Park May 07, 2014 (Verified Purchaser)
“are honest, helpful and do excellent work. I recommend The Roofing Man highly to everyone. I am very VERY proud of my roof and appreciated the way we were treated from start to finish of getting our new roof.” – D.T., Olathe May 07, 2013 (Verified Purchaser)
“stand behind their product, their workmanship and their commitment.” – K.K., Leawood Apr 17, 2012 (Verified Purchaser)
“met and exceeded my expectations” – A.M., peculiar Sep 10, 2009 (Verified Purchaser)
Thanks guys, we’re blushing!
Need a Residential Roof Replacement?
The Roofing Man offers free estimates and is happy to come out and take a look at your roof to assess any potential damage, leaks, or the need for repair or total roof replacement. Give our owner, Chris Hosch a call at 913-381-2940, or contact us via our website form.
When to Replace Roofing: 5 Signs to Look For
Is your roof starting to show signs of age? Are your neighbors replacing their roofs after hail or other extreme weather? If you’re wondering when to replace roofing or when to repair it, it’s time to talk to a roofing professional.
Before you commit to a contractor, you should always make sure that they’re certified by the Better Business Bureau. We’ll walk you through five signs that you need a new roof and help you get started with a reputable roofing company.
1. Aging Roof
Most asphalt shingles last about 20 years. If you live in a snowy area or an area that is prone to getting hail, you might have more damage to your roof than you realize. Newer metal shingles and roofing panels typically carry a 50-year warranty and can seriously raise your home’s resale value.
Stone-coated steel and hail-resistant shingles can also make a world of difference when it’s time to sell your home. The installation of these durable roofing materials is typically between $6 and $12 per square foot. Talk to your roofing contractor and they can give you an estimate before they start repairs. They may be able to save sections of your roof, but they might have to replace the entire thing.
Help the Kiwanis raise money to help kids in Johnson County!
The Kiwanis of Johnson County are a service organization that sponsors events and programs to improve children’s lives in Johnson County, Kansas City, and internationally.
For all new roof and roof-replacement customers that mention the Kiwanis, the Roofing Man, Inc. will donate $100 to the Kiwanis of Johnson County to help fund their service projects. Please share this program with your friends, neighbors, and co-workers!
Significant hail damage occurred in De Soto, KS in May 2016, damaging roofs in the area between K-10 and the Kansas River, in the neighborhoods near Lexington Avenue and Commerce Drive. In the picture above and the two at the bottom, you can clearly see the significant hail strike damage that will eventually cause major problems if the roof is not replaced. These are pictures taken of a home in De Soto this week. Please note that it can be hard to see this type of damage from the ground, so please be safe and call the Roofing Man to take a closer look at your roof.
Why is hail damage such a problem?
Many people assume that the damage caused by hail is merely cosmetic, and isn’t cause for concern. This is not true. When hail hits your roof, the protective granules are knocked off where the hail strikes. Over time, the damage will accelerate and eventually cause problems.
If you suspect hail damage but can’t see it, or assume that it is just minor, definitely call The Roofing Man for a free inspection of your roof. It is important to identify damage before it becomes a problem and to file a claim with your insurance company to make sure that you are properly covered. While your roof will not leak immediately after hail damage, over a few years the damage will get bad enough that leaking can occur.
Kansas City’s Roofing Man is a big believer in helping our customers save money! We’d like to share this Better Business Review from our customer Deborah C., from July 2, 2015. (See the original review at the Kansas City BBB here.)
Deborah tells how her new roof from The Roofing Man helped her save $353 per year:
“After gathering several referrals, I entered the interview process for a total tear-off of two layers of wood shingles. A total re-decking. I decided to go with the referral I received from my upholsterer [Kansas City Upholstery – can’t resist mentioning that company also]. Read More
The Roofing Man has an A+ BBB Rating
When you trust a roofing contractor with your home, it is important to make sure that they are trustworthy and committed to high standards in the residential roofing business.
One way of making sure that you can trust your Kansas City roofing contractor is to verify that they are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Kansas City. The BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. According to the BBB of Kansas City website:
“For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs. Read More
Hail is a regular spring and summertime occurrence in Kansas and Missouri. Hail damage to your roof is costly to fix, and often requires a full re-roof.
Why is hail damage such a problem? Many people assume that the damage caused by hail is merely cosmetic, and isn’t cause for concern. This is not true. When hail hits your roof, the protective granules are knocked off where the hail strikes. Over time, the damage will accelerate and eventually cause problems. Read More
#1 Ask to Use Our $500 off Roof Coupon
That’s right – sometimes it is as easy as asking! Investing in a quality residential roof to protect your home and family is expensive, but discounts can help you save money while still affording the quality roof that you desire.
For instance, The Roofing Man is currently offering a coupon for $500 off your new residential roof replacement. Just ask, and our Kansas City roofing contractor will be happy to include the roofing discount coupon in your bid. Read More
While we haven’t had too much snow yet this winter in the Kansas City area, snow is always a possibility in January and February. A common concern we hear about in this area is snow infiltration, which occurs in static vents and ridge vents.
Even when the installation of ventilation in your roof is done correctly, mother nature can create swirling wind conditions to push snow into the exhaust vents. Read More
Call the Roofing Man today at (913) 381-2940 for a quote to remove ice dams from your roof.
Ice Dams are formed when in winter conditions, heated air from the home migrates into the unheated attic through the ceiling, under insulated areas and through bypasses, such as light fixtures or exhaust systems found in kitchens and bathrooms. This creates warm areas on the roof and unevenly melts the underside of the snow that has accumulated on the roof. The melted snow flows down the roof until it reaches a colder spot, such as the eaves, where it refreezes, forming a back up of ice commonly called an ice dam. Read More