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Roof Critters Cause Roofs to Fall Apart

People don’t often think about their roof until there is a problem with it. It is important to know the types of animals aka critters in your area that seek refuge on top of your roof. 

When critters get on top of your roof and make a home for themselves, you are in for trouble sooner or later as the droppings and leftover food particles could cause fungus and mold, this will destroy your roof. 

This is why it is utmost important to get your roof cleaned and examined at least once a year, depending on the condition of your current roof structure.

You also should get your roof looked at after any major weather event that your area suffers from. 

If your roof gets to the point where it falls apart, you will have to spend loads of money, this is why taking care of the problem when it is small is a better idea. So, now you are probably thinking, what types of critters are able to get onto your roof? Read further to find out. 

Roof Critters to Watch Out for:

    • Raccoons find their way to roofs
    • Birds will make a home on your roof
    • Squirrels 
    • Mice/rats
    • Possums
    • Bats

How do you determine whether or not you have critters on top of your roof? First off, you need to make sure that you don’t hear any noises.

If critters are in fact existing above you, then you will most likely hear their activity during the night. These creatures are active at night. 

Take a stroll to your attic if it is in safe conditions, if you see any holes, you will need to have this patched up right away. Matters could get a lot worse quickly.

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If a critter managed to make their way into your attic from your roof access, then you will need to call JG Contracting immediately. These types of pests and their feces are extremely hazardous to everyone’s health. If you get to this point, you will need to call pest control before our roofers near you fix your roof.

If you happen to see any signs of critters on your roof, you will need an inspection. In order to maintain your structure, you need to take care of your roof, as it protects you and your family from the treacherous weather that precariously enters our lives.

For a roof evaluation, call 816-253-8762 for a free estimate, at JG Contracting, roofers nearby, we have seen it all.

Critters like to set up shop on our roofs; we believe in protecting your health and your roof. You can get ill from the critters and their leftovers.

If you don’t act now, but the signs are there, you will have to pay more if you neglect the situation.

Keep in mind, if you live in an area that is full of trees, you will need to have experts trim them. Do not give critters easy access to your roof. Your home is yours, not theirs, don’t let critters take over your property. Give us a call at 816-253-8762 and take charge of your roof decisions today. 

Hurricanes, wind, fires, floods, tornadoes, and hail will ruin your roof.

Some speculators think that global warming is in the midst of happening. Bad weather is worse than it has ever been. A hurricane fifty years ago was not as devastating as some of the ones we’ve recently experienced; Sandy, Katrina, Florence, to name a few.

Whether you are residing in the south, north, east, or west, you need to make sure that you have your roof assessed. Get it evaluated after each disastrous weather event. The good news is, at JG Contracting roofing Kansas City, we evaluate your roof and make sure that you are safely protected. Roofers nearby are in demand due to too many natural disasters. 

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Top 5 Reasons to get your roof checked after a devastating weather event:

        • Your roof will age, just like you. It deals with many weather events, from the cold winter months to the pouring raindrops, heavy winds, and the hot summer days. Maintaining its presence is vital if you want to limit your entire roofing costs.  After all, no one wants to have to buy a whole new roof, simply because they decided to neglect an inspection.
        • If your roof is not properly draining water that it comes in contact with it, then you will have a horrible problem. The water damage could start to deteriorate your roof. 

          An inspection will be able to address and solve this issue before it gets worse and more costly. 

        • If you have any kind of critter that lives on your roof, it will pollute your structure. Having a roofing inspection will enable you to allow JG Contracting roofing Kansas City, the ability to take care of your roofing needs.  Your roof will need to be cleaned a couple of times throughout the year in order to maintain its health, any unwanted debris will be cleared. 
        • Safety and security; if your residential or commercial roof has not been inspected, you will risk an unsafe environment. You never know, is the roof going to cave in? If any roof decided to give out, then people would get hurt, this is why it is vital for people to call JG Contracting for a roof inspection today.
        • At JG Contracting roofing Kansas City, we make sure to offer 100% guaranteed satisfaction. Year after year, we put our customers and roofs first, this is our main goal, after all. 

Limit your costs, be safe, and have peace of mind when it comes to the roof that protects you. As discussed, the weather is getting worse and may continue to do so. 

What we can do to protect ourselves, our families, and our employees is opt to get a roof inspection to minimize long-term risks and out-of-pocket costs. Give JG Contracting a call at 816-253-8762 and we will provide you with a free estimate. 

Maintain Your Roof with JG Contracting Roofing In Kansas City; Natural Disasters Happen

Roofs are important; whether it is tornados, hail, time, or normal wear and tear, it is vital that you maintain the health of your roof, otherwise, you may suffer from cold winters and water damage, which could eventually lead to mold. When mold is present, there are many health symptoms people could obtain, from respiratory problems to headaches and much more. At JG Contracting roofing in Kansas City, our roofing experts will provide you with high-quality information that will help you keep your roof in tip-top shape. This way, you save on money and damage. 

It is impossible to get away from natural disasters, the best actions that we can take is making sure all roofs are strong, durable, and protected with utmost effectivity.

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JG Contracting performed this residential roof repair at a beautiful house in Kansas City, MO

When you contact JG Contracting today, not only will we provide you with a free roof estimate, we will make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our roofing knowledge and experts.  We help you plan for the unthinkable; our goal is to care for your roof long-term. 

There is no way to stop a natural disaster, and tornados are certainly not unheard of here in the Kansas City region, that is why being prepared is the best step that we can take. 

If you haven’t had your roof assessed in a while, it is about time that you call one of our certified roofing Kansas City experts today at 816-253-8762.

 Jacob’s career in the contracting business started when he was a child, working with his dad and uncle. He was taught a strong work ethic early on and how there’s a right way and a wrong way when installing a roofing system. That education paid off working for various contractors as a Canvass Manager and eventually a General Manager but never really felt he had a stake in the decision making of the company. 
     As a family man, he wanted an opportunity vs. a job so he can secure their financial future. Joe Gentle knew Jacob from the industry and knew he would be happy at JG Contracting. Jacob accepted the position of Operations Supervisor and worked directly with the canvassers and sales department and directly with JG’s production department unifying both sales and production which is no easy task.  
     Jacob proved to be a solid asset to JG’s operation treating this business like his own and was promoted to dept head of Supplements & Estimates. Jacob works directly with insurance companies supplementing their estimates when necessary, estimating jobs on exactimate software and assisting our Project Managers.
Jacob primarily works out of the Independence, MO office developing and we are proud to have him a part of our JG family.

Nicole Thomas - Ordering & Scheduling

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Nicole Thomas has 10 years experience in various management positions. Nicole met David Lindsey in July, 2016 and he was so impressed with her work ethic and skills, immediately hired her to be his personal assistant as his siding and windows coordinator. Nicole’s responsibilities are ordering & scheduling jobs, working with our installers, customer service and checking each job for 100% homeowner satisfaction. Her attention to detail is impeccable and we at JG Contracting are extremely proud to have Nicole as one of our family members.

David Lindsey - Vice President

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David Lindsey is regarded as the top siding & windows expert in the Midwest. David has over 45 years experience in this business having owned and operated 2 companies and consulted many others. David’s expertise is not only having relationships with suppliers and his installers, but very solid relationships with his customers. In fact, when Joe Gentle met David Lindsey he was most impressed how their business philosophy aligned so much on customer service.

It wasn’t easy for Joe to convince David to come on board as JG’s Vice President of siding & windows, but after 4 meetings and much prayer they both agreed that JG Contracting is where “Team Lindsey” should be. David accepted Joe’s offer and now JG has, not only the highest quality roofing and gutters division, but the highest quality siding & windows division as well. We at JG are very careful when we use the words “highest quality”, but we say this with 100% confidence and we have the testimonies to prove it. JG Contracting is honored to have David and his team exclusively on board with us and since David’s arrival siding and windows at JG Contracting has never been better

Jim Peterson - Quality Control

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Jim Peterson started out with JG Contracting as a Project Manager. His skills are vast and his attention to detail caught the eye of Joe Gentle. Joe saw the need for a quality control and quickly asked Jim to fill that position and he accepted. Since Jim took over, the quality control has become awesome. His duties include checking jobs before and after, monitoring all roofing builds, working with trades and final inspections. We are very proud to have Jim here at JG Contracting!

Billy Norton - Gutter Div. Supervisor

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Billy owned and operated his own gutter and gutter helmet company for over 15 years. When Joe Gentle started JG Contracting he hired Billy’s company as his gutters/ helmets sub contractor. As JG grew and because of Billy Norton’s attention to detail and outstanding work ethic, Joe Gentle asked Billy to come on board full time working exclusively for JG Contracting. JG acquired Billy’s company and now has its own gutters and gutter helmet division headed up by Billy Norton and the best gutter and helmet crew in the industry.
JG is proud to have Billy and his crew as JG’s new family members!


Rob Atkins-Twin Cities General Manager

Rob has over 20 years experience in all aspects of the contracting business including roofing, siding, gutters and windows. He has owned and operated his own business for years and although was successful, found the challenge of developing professional teams in severe storm locations much more fulfilling both personally and financially.

Rob worked for various companies all over the country and when he called Joe Gentle about a severe hail storm that hit the Twin Cities, Joe immediately knew he needed to partner with Rob and expand his mid-west operation to include that location.

Both Rob and Joe have similar vision for contracting, wanting to serve their customers through a local location and with a professional approach to hail and wind restoration. Both men agree that the customer always comes first and seek to perform each job with 100% homeowner satisfaction.

Rob came on board with JG Contracting as General Manager of their new location in Coon Rapids, MN and in a very short period of time established a local presence for our Twin Cities residents. Rob’s responsibilities are vast including developing professional Project Managers, ordering, scheduling and overseeing each job to homeowner satisfaction.

JG Contracting is licensed and insured as a Minnesota Roofing Contractor and is extremely proud to call Rob Atkins our new family member.

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Sabrina Tweedie - AR Manager

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When JG needed assistance in accounts receivable, Brandi, our office manager, suggested we hire Sabrina. Sabrina quickly proved her right. She is extremely organized, courteous and hard working. Sabrina’s primary duties are running our accounts receivables and customer service.

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