When you request an estimate from Rapid Roofing, a consultant will come to your house to determine your roofing needs. To do this, he will start by asking a few questions such as how long do you expect to live in your current residence and what types of problems are you having with your existing roof. For example, you may have a leaking roof or suspect roof damage from a recent storm (Learn more about storm damage claims).
From there, an inspection will be made of your current roof area. Our goal is to match your roofing needs with your expectations and budget. For example….
Modern roofing materials are made to last for many years. If our inspection indicates that your roof is suffering from isolated damage, but the rest of the roof still has years of dependable service left in it, we may recommend just repairing the existing roof.
A simple roof repair can save you thousands of dollars. If your roof leak repair requires us to install new shingles, you'll be glad to know that our wide range of shingle colors from multiple suppliers means you'll get the closest match possible to your existing roof color.
Regardless of whether we make a small repair or replace your entire roof, Rapid Roofing is known for taking special care to protect landscaping,
including delicate flowers and shrubbery.
Did you know that the average roof replacement includes the removal of over 7,000 pounds of debris? To protect your home and landscaping, Rapid Roofing will put shields in place to block falling debris. At cleanup time, we thoroughly clean your yard of roofing materials and use powerful magnets to pick up any stray nails.
As a roofing contractor it's our goal to take as much care in removing the old roof as in installing a new one.
Most homes have weaknesses in their roof designs. Difficult areas such as pipes, chimneys, curbs and walls, low slopes, insufficient ventilation, etc. It’s those weaknesses that will often cause your roof to leak (those weaknesses may be the reason you are currently looking for a roofer).
Rather than just slapping up shingles, today’s trend in roofing is to install complete “roofing systems.” These systems include shingles, leak barriers, roof deck protection, and attic ventilation systems all designed to work together to provide maximum protection and energy efficiency.
Rapid Roofing will carefully analyze your roof and identify those problems areas. Adding a few roofing system components can greatly extend the life if your roof and protect your home from damage.
These are part of the roofing system, but we're highlighting them here because they're so important for the Kansas City area.
Ice and water shields (also called leak barriers) are waterproofing shingle underlayments that protect against leaks caused by ice dams and wind-driven rain. In the past, only felt paper was used as an underlayment. However, in areas subject to ice dams, water would backup under the shingles and damage the roof stucture, ceilings, walls and insulation. These new barriers are rubberized to protect against water damage. Many counties and cities now require water-shield barriers.
While inspecting your roof, we'll also look at gutters and skylights. Poorly installed or damaged gutters are just as harmful to your home as a leaking roof. Common problems include clogged gutters, gutters installed without proper slopes, and gutters not installed directly under the drip edge on low pitch roofs. The results are stagnant water within the gutter system, sagging gutters and water leaking on to the fascia behind the gutters, causing the wood to rot.
Skylights are notorious for leaks. If you have a newer skylight that leaks, it is often due to poor installation and not the skylights themselves.
If necessary, Rapid Roofing can clean and fix your gutters, or replace them completely. We can also fix leaky skylights or install brand new ones.
While most Kansas City area roofing contractors offer only 2 year workmanship warranties (don't confuse these with manufacturer's warranties), Rapid Roofing has extended it's standard workmanship warranty to 10 full years! That's how confident we are of the quality of our work.
In addition, our materials manufacturers offer warranties on their shingles and tiles ranging from 20 years to the newest Limited Lifetime Warranties.
"Great experience! Got the job done quickly, came when they said they would, very happy with the completion and job they did."
"I want to thank Ray at Rapid Roofing and his great crew for a fantastic job. I would be glad to recommend him to anyone."