Murphy & Sons Roofing offer gutter and
roofing system installation and repair
services for residential and commercial
buildings. Contact us today for your free
1010 North 54th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
Let Murphy & Sons provide top quality
roofing that exceeds your expectations.
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SERVING KANSAS CITY SINCE 1948
When you are seeking a roofing contractor for
any industrial, commercial or residential
roofing project or repairs, look for 3 esssential
qualities: Experience, a Good Reputation and
Honesty. You’ll find all of those qualities and
more when you hire Murphy & Sons Roofing,
How do I know if I need a new roof?
The following are things that may indicate that
your roof needs replacing:
- Missing, cracked or curling shingles
- Blistering or peeling paint
- Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
- Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
- Stains on interior walls or ceilings
- High energy bills
How often should I clean my gutters?
Gutters should be cleaned at least once in the
summer and twice in the fall.
What is an ice dam?
Ice dams occur when snow melts near the
ridgelines of warm roofs (roofs without adequate
ventilation). As the water runs down the roof to
the overhang, it cools and freezes. If the snow
continues this melt and freeze process, an ice
dam can form that can seep under the shingles,
through the decking and into the house. This, of
course, can cause serious roof leaks--even in
The best prevention to ice dams is a well-
ventilated (cool) roof. Additional protection for
your roof can be applied with an impermeable ice
and water membrane. The membrane is installed
on top of the decking, under the roofing material.
What are my options if I decide to reroof?
You have two basic options. You can choose a
complete replacement of the roof system,
involving a tear-off of the old roof, or a re-cover
over the existing roof, involving only the
installation of a new membrane and surfacing. If
you've already had one recover over your original
roof, check with a professional roofing contractor
to see if your deck can support a second recover.
How long does it take to replace a roof?
Replacing a roof usually requires a lot of work.
The process may take a few days or a few weeks.
Remember that bad weather can delay
installation. If you are repairing rather than
replacing your current roof, it may take less time.
How long can I expect my roof to last?
The condition and lifespan of your roof will
depend on the type of roof you have, the effects
of your local environment and the maintenance
which the roof has received. According to the
American Society of Home Inspectors, asphalt
shingles generally last 15-20 years; wood
shingle/shakes, 10-40 years; clay/concrete tiles,
20+ years; slate, 30-100 years; metal roofing, 15-
40+years. Roofing product manufacturers off a
variety of warranties on their products. Take a
close look at those warranties to see what
responsibilities and financial obligations they will
assume if their products fail to reach their
What are static vents/ridge vents and do I
We have found that poor ventilation causes
roofing material to wear out prematurely. It also
ruins the wood deck due to condensation. These
two products offer an inexpensive way to greatly
improve your roof and attic ventilation.
How much does a new roof cost?
This question also has no simple answer since
replacing a roof varies on the materials and
installers you choose. You can usually get a free
estimate from a contractor. Before agreeing to a
price, make sure the following considerations are
- the square footage of your roof
- roofing material you choose
- if you are keeping or removing your existing roof
Murphy & Sons Roofing provides everything
from new roofs and re-roofs to repairs, all of
which we supervise personally to ensure the
best customer service. You’ll find the highest
quality in workmanship, completed by a
supervised team, backed with years of
unsurpassed service and experience.
MURPHY & SONS ROOFING, INC.
Gutters (install, replace, repair or clean)
Flat roof of all kinds
Tear off, Hot-Tar, Gravel, Single Ply,
Composition Shingles, Leak Barriers,
Make the right roofing decision. Ask your roofing
contractor for a list of references and look at
homes they have completed. If the offer sounds
too good to be true, it probably is!
Roofing Registration # 13-115186