News & Advice

News & Advice
How long does it take for a roof to dry after rain?

How long does it take for a roof to dry after rain?

It really depends on the weather conditions afterward; it could be 8, 12, or 16 hours; just use common sense if you are unsure whether or not you should, err on the side of caution, and wait.
Can you put shingles directly on plywood?

Can you put shingles directly on plywood?

You need to put down a synthetic felt (which is like tar paper; they come in 4-foot rolls and are made out of paper, tar, oil, and other things) or underlayment, and you want to put that down before you…
Can you roof over wet plywood?

Can you roof over wet plywood?

It is not advisable to do roofing over wet plywood; if you do not let the plywood dry first, you are trapping water on wet plywood, which can cause rot.
Is it okay to reroof in the rain?

Is it okay to reroof in the rain?

It is not okay to roof in the rain because when you are replacing a roof, you have to pull off the old roof, and the rainwater on the wood causes rot. It's also just not safe to be on…
What type of roof is best for collecting rainwater?

What type of roof is best for collecting rainwater?

Metal roofing might be best for collecting rainwater because it has better infrastructure.
At what wind speed will a roof come off?

At what wind speed will a roof come off?

We would say that in your normal Kansas (40–60 miles per hour) wind, you might have a few shingles missing the next day; if it's 70–90 miles per hour, there are going to be some roofs missing after that.
Are metal roofs better for tornadoes?

Are metal roofs better for tornadoes?

Depending on the gauge, it could or couldn't be; typically, a metal roof is going to hold up over time, so it might sustain a cost.
What material can withstand a tornado?

What material can withstand a tornado?

Before roofing material is bought from a licensed vendor, it has already been tested for wind, hail, and UV resistance. The material usually comes labeled.
What type of roof is best for tornado?

What type of roof is best for tornado?

As long as the application is put on as it should, the roofing systems in Kansas are designed to withstand tornadoes. Any architectural shingle that we put on comes with a wind warranty of about 50 to 60 miles per…
What is a hurricane roof?

What is a hurricane roof?

A hurricane roof just means more fasteners per square foot than other states.