Notes from a Remodeling & General Contractor for the Wichita, KS Area
After covering various types of shingles and open vs. closed valley flashing, this month we continue with our four part series about roofing and the various options you have to choose from roof ventilation. We will focus on options available for those in the Wichita Kansas metro area but the information should apply to most of the home in the Midwest too.
Last month we started our four part series about roofing options with the various types of shingles. This month we continue with the options you have to choose from for roof valleys. While we will focus on what we use for those in the Wichita Kansas metro area, the information should apply to most of the home in the Midwest too.
This month we kick off a four part series about roofing and the various options you have to choose from in shingle styles, accessories, roof ventilation, and more. We will focus on options available primarily for those in the Wichita Kansas metro area but the topics should apply the same to most of the home owners in the Midwest.
We’ve talked about how to choose a reputable and trustworthy contractor as well as working with preferred certified contractors on insurance claims. But let’s talk about what you can expect after you have picked your contractor and are working with them from beginning to end.
Any Kansas home owner with trees in their neighborhood knows that cleaning gutters isn’t a fun job. From leaves and maple tree “helicopters” to snow and ice, it can be dirty job to keep your gutters clear and insuring water properly flowing away from your house. Anyone that has ever hauled out their ladder has thought about gutter screen guards or cover systems. But where do you start?
As a home owner, you might have been told or have determined you need a new roof. But not everyone knows what an apron flashing is or the difference between Class IV shingle and Class IV ridge.
Before you go venture out to find roofing contractor, it can help to brush on the latest trends and terminology in the roofing industry. It won’t replace having a reputable and trustworthy roofer to talk to, but it can make communicating a bit less stressful and it easier to choose a roofer to work with.
If you live in Kansas and own a home, then you know at some point you are likely to deal with storms that can damage your roof through wind or hail. Over the years at S&A Construction, we’ve seen a lot of hail and storm damage to roofs in the Wichita KS area on everything from shingle roofs to siding. If left alone, that damage can lead to other disasters like water damage so addressing these emergencies should be a priority.
Most people dread having to work with either an insurance company or contractor, much less both. Add in typically that you are doing this after a disaster like fire and water damage or roof damage from a storm, and it typically isn’t a fun time. But it doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience as a good contractor can help with most of the burden.
Anyone that has tackled a remodeling project for a bathroom or kitchen generally start with the decision to either DIY or hire a contractor. Even the occasionally DIY homeowner will hire a contractor for parts of the project. But is what really is the best approach or use of time and money?
When remolding your home’s bathroom or kitchen, determining the right remodeling contractor or company in the Wichita Kansas area will make your project go much smoother. Below are a few ways to do your own evaluation.