Having the proverbial “roof over your head” is often something that we take for granted in the Kansas City area. But, if your home has ever had a leaky roof, you know how important it is to regularly inspect your roof and make sure that it is ready to handle any weather that Kansas City is ready to throw at it, whether that is snow in May or hail in January!

So how do you even know you need a new roof? The lifespan of your Overland Park roof depends on the materials it is made out of, the quality of the installation and the climate. If you suspect problems, or if you just want to be proactive, grab a good flashlight and head to your attic. In the attic, take a look for these signs that your Kansas City roof needs repairs or replacement:

  • Places where the roof deck is sagging
  • Signs of water damage or leaks
  • Dark spots or streaks
  • Outside light showing through

On the outside, take a look at your roof from the ground level and look for things like damaged flashing, missing shingles, curling, blistering, buckling, rotting and algae growth. Also look for loose roofing materials and excessive amounts of shingle granules (looks like sand) in your gutters. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are securely attached and are clear of debris.

Safety first! The Roofing Man does not recommend that you inspect your roof from a ladder or by climbing onto it. Please leave that to the professionals. Give us a call – we are more than happy to provide a free inspection of your Kansas City roof!

GAF has provided a list of common signs that you need a new roof:

  • Leakage in Attic After Wind-Driven Rain
  • Leakage in Attic After Ice Build-Up
  • Blistering and/or Peeling of Interior and/or Exterior paint
  • Stains on Interior Ceilings and Walls or Mold and Mildew Growth
  • Exterior Decay, Sheathing, and/or Siding
  • Missing, Cracked, or Curled Shingles
  • Dark, “Dirty-Looking” Areas On Your Roof
  • Excessive Energy Costs

If you think you need a new roof for your home in the Kansas City metro, Overland Park or Olathe, or would like a free inspection, please call the Roofing Man, Chris Hosch, at 913-381-2940.