News & Advice

News & Advice

Roofing F.A.Q.

What are the five most common types of roofing? 1. Asphalt shingles  Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing, with an estimated lifespan of 5 to 10 years. It’s made from a mixture of asphalt, felt paper, and…
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What Goes At The Top Of A Roof?

The shingles are the topmost layer of any roof. They are your home’s first line of protection against the elements and are also one of the most noticeable aspects of your home’s appearance. But there are a few more things…
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What Goes Down Before Shingles?

Roof Decking Roof decking, or sheathing, is the first layer of roofing that supports the underlayment and shingles. For flat roofs, you should consider using a more water-resistant material, while slanted roofs have the benefit of not letting water pool…
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What Are The Layers Of Roofing?

There are three layers to roofing: the roof deck, underlayment, and shingles. Here’s what each layer does. Roof Deck Roof decking commonly comes in plywood or composite wood, and it’s the first thing that is installed after your roof’s framing.…
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What Type Of Roofing Is Best?

Choosing the best roofing will depend on the climate your home is located in, what your roof deck can support, and the aesthetic you want to achieve. Here is what you should consider when you want to choose the best…

Tornado damages at least 20 homes in southern Johnson County after storms hit Monday

Monday afternoon’s storm led to tornado warnings on both sides of the state line and damaged at least 20 homes in Johnson County, Kansas. Many of them were in the Rio Lobo Ranch neighborhood near 193rd and Antioch in Stilwell,…

Kansas storms bring large hail, heavy rain, tornadoes

A chance for severe weather in central Kansas remains through at least midnight. An NWS Wichita map shows severe storms will be possible for an area encompassing Salina, McPherson, Hutchinson, Great Bend, Hays and other towns and counties. The storms…

Mystery 12-pound ice chunk crashes through roof of Wisconsin home

A western Wisconsin home has a massive hole in it after a mammoth chunk of ice crashed through the roof on Tuesday. The 12.6 pound ice chunk crashed through the roof of Ken Millermon's home in Elk Mound, a town…