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Is it time to replace your Roof?

The lifespan of a roof can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of roofing material used, the quality of installation, the climate and weather conditions in your area, and the level of maintenance provided.


As a general rule, a typical roof can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years, depending on these factors. However, if you notice signs of wear and tear, such as missing or cracked shingles, leaks, or water damage in your home, it may be time to consider a roof replacement.


Additionally, if your roof has experienced severe damage from weather events such as hail, heavy rain, or high winds, it may require immediate replacement to prevent further damage to your home.


It’s also a good idea to have your roof inspected regularly by a professional to catch any potential issues before they become major problems. A professional inspector can give you a better idea of the overall condition of your roof and whether it’s time for a replacement.


In the end, it’s best to replace your roof when it’s showing signs of wear and tear or has experienced severe damage. Regular inspections and maintenance can help you catch these issues early and prolong the lifespan of your roof.


There are several types of damage that can occur to a roof. Here are some common types:


Weather-related damage: This includes damage caused by heavy rain, hail, snow, wind, and other extreme weather conditions. The damage can be visible, such as missing or damaged shingles, or less visible, such as water leaks and weakened structures.

Age-related damage: Over time, a roof can deteriorate due to exposure to the elements and general wear and tear. This can lead to cracked or curled shingles, rotting, and general degradation.

Poor installation: A poorly installed roof can cause many problems, including leaks, sagging, and reduced lifespan.

Damage caused by trees and debris: Overhanging trees and falling debris can damage a roof, such as puncturing the shingles or damaging the structure.

Animal damage: Animals such as squirrels, rats, and birds can cause damage to a roof, such as by chewing or nesting in the shingles or roof structure.

Improper maintenance: Failing to maintain a roof can lead to damage such as clogged gutters, buildup of debris, and blocked ventilation.


It’s essential to identify and address any damage to your roof promptly to prevent further damage and prolong its lifespan. Regular maintenance and inspections can help you catch potential issues early and address them before they become major problems.


When purchasing a new roof, there are several things you should consider. Here are some factors to look for:


Materials: There are many different roofing materials available, including asphalt shingles, metal roofing, tile, and slate. Consider the pros and cons of each type of material, and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget.

Durability: A new roof is a significant investment, so you want to make sure it will last for many years to come. Look for roofing materials that are durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rain, wind, and snow.

Energy efficiency: A roof can significantly impact the energy efficiency of your home. Look for roofing materials that can help to reduce your energy costs, such as cool roofs that reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption.

Warranty: Make sure to check the warranty offered by the roofing manufacturer or installer. A good warranty can provide you with peace of mind and protect your investment.

Installation: The quality of installation is just as important as the quality of the roofing materials. Look for a reputable roofing contractor with experience and good reviews, and make sure they use proper installation techniques.

Cost: Cost is always an important factor to consider when purchasing a new roof. Compare quotes from different roofing companies and choose the one that offers the best value for your budget.


By considering these factors when purchasing a new roof, you can make an informed decision and choose a roofing system that meets your needs and provides long-lasting protection for your home.

What happens to my K-Guard when I need a new roof?


If you have the K-Guard Seamless Gutter System on your home there is no need to worry. All you have to do is call us at 913-380-1616 to schedule a good time for our installers to come out to your home and take off the seamless gutter system, before the new roof is scheduled to be installed. We just ask that you call a few weeks ahead of your roof’s install date. 


While your roof is being installed we keep your gutters at a safe place in your yard so that no damage is caused. Once your roof is installed we will send our installers back out to your home to re-install your seamless gutter system. We do our absolute best to make sure this process is smooth and done as quickly as possible. You wouldn’t even know your gutters were re-installed! 


Another great aspect of the K-Guards Leaf Free Gutter System is that it will never void your roof’s warranty. No matter how old or new your roof is you don’t have to worry about K-Guard causing any damage to your roof. The K-Guard system also has hail damage insurance coverage on your home!


To wrap up


K-Guard is here to give you and your families a gutter system and company that you can rely on. At K-Guard we understand how busy life can be so that’s why we created our seamless gutter system. Our system provides a stress free mindset because it does all the work for you. Which means you never have to step on a ladder again to clean your gutters. Doesn’t that sound like a dream come true? Well it is! You can get K-Guard installed on your home, just call 913-380-1616 to schedule a free estimate with one of our sales representatives. 


If you would like to learn more information about the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System, go check out our website. We have tons of blogs, videos, photo’s, customer reviews, and more! 


We offer our seamless gutter system all around the Kansas and Missouri area. Here are just a few of the locations: Olathe, Saint Louis, Raymore, Shawnee, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, and more!


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