Solar Ventilation and Your New Shingle Roof

August 4th, 2015|

Your attic plays an important part in the overall strength of your home. Overheated attics can trap condensation in your attic and cause your roof to rot from the inside out. Once the attic insulation becomes damp from trapped condensation, it can no longer function properly, which can lead to increased indoor temperatures in the summer. In the wintertime, an unventilated attic increases the risks of ice dams forming and ruining your new shingle roof. […]

Should I convert my flat roof to a pitched roof?

July 25th, 2015|

In Kansas City there a number of homes that have flat roofs on them.  Even my home has a flat roof over the deck. […]

Is Your Roofer Accredited by the BBB?

July 21st, 2015|

An A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is hard to earn. It requires a lot of attention, insight, and customer service by the rated company. When choosing a roofing contractor, keep an eye out for those who have earned and maintained this high rating – chances are, they’ll deliver their promised results on every project they undertake.
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Storm Damage Checklist: Homeowner’s Edition

July 14th, 2015|

Storm damage is a frequent headache encountered by homeowners in the Kansas City area. Living in a city bordering the largest river in the nation, situated where both Gulf Stream and Arctic storms can bring substantial rains means that any landowner in the metro area should know how to do basic inspections of their property’s roofs for storm damage. The following list contains a few items that you may want to consider after large storms pass. […]

These 8 Danger Signs Lead to Roof Damage

July 9th, 2015|

It can be difficult to determine when your roof is in distress.  If you learn what to watch for, your roof provides eight warning signs that you should contact a professional roofing company, such as Bill West Roofing, to discuss roof replacement.  […]

Summer Trends for 2015

June 30th, 2015|

You may not think of your Kansas City-area home as a trend-setter. But home designs come and go, with some exterior looks in style one season and gone in a few years. Before you invest in a home makeover, consider these summer trends for 2015 […]

Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

June 18th, 2015|

Curb appeal is all about how your home looks from the street of Kansas City. The big question is: how good does it look to potential buyers?  […]

What No One Tells You About a Roof Leak

June 9th, 2015|

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Understanding the facts and causes for roof failure can help you take proactive measures to protect your home. Weather and time are the two things that most commonly damage a roof, but once you know what to look for, you can prevent minor damage from becoming a disaster. […]

How to Identify Hail Damage on Your Roof

June 2nd, 2015|

The website hailstrike.com is a popular method for homeowners to keep track of the frozen fragments that frequently fall in and around Kansas City area. Just last October we were bombarded with 2-½” hail that struck some 81,000 buildings, many of them shingle-roofed structures. Identifying roof hail damage is not as easy as you might think, and should most often be left to professionals. Here are some pointers to guide you.  […]

Your 6 Point Checklist for Shingle Roof Replacement

May 26th, 2015|

Dealing with roof damage and making sure repairs are done is part of being a homeowner, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. Bill West Roofing can assist with the process of replacing your roof’s shingles with this short guide of the steps it takes. And if you have any questions you can call or visit us to schedule an inspection. Below are several steps that we recommend for shingle roof replacement or repair. […]