Ally Construction's Roofing and Remodeling News | Ally Construction | Wichita Roofing, Remodeling, Maintenance and Restoration
Lately we have noticed a lot of our clients have been asking us about discount to their home owners insurance. We have an easy answer for anyone looking for a new roof in Wichita, KS. Check with your home insurance company because there may be a chance that they offer and discount on the premiums you pay due to one simple roofing solution. What we are talking about is impact resistant shingles. They are also referred to as class 3 and class 4 shingles. You can receive up to a 29% discount on your insurance if you install these shingles. In most cases the average discount is around 15%. Impact resistant shingles don’t get damaged by regular hail and therefore don’t need to get replaced as often. This is both good news to the consumer and the insurance company. We offer a variety of approved roofing products that once installed they may make you eligible to receive a discount. Impact resistant roof shingles are more expensive than your average 30-year shingles but the cost may pay for themselves pretty quickly.
We offer free quotes so just call us if you have any questions. Call (316) 259-9912
Wichita, Maize, Andover, Sedgwick County, Derb
Wichita, we are your painting solution. Exterior painting is one of the most important projects to continually maintain on a home. A good paint job could be the difference between a home looking abandoned to the best looking home on the block. Depending on the product that is used a good paint job should last about 5-10 years. In some cases, there are products that are now on the market that can last 15 plus years. For these products to last the paint job has to be applied properly. For exterior jobs we will prep the home for paint by power washing the surface, scraping any old lose paint and priming exposed wood. We will apply caulking to any gaps in the siding and trim. Sometimes we may need to fill some of the surface with putty to fill and smooth out imperfections in the existing surface. We do this especially when there have been multiple layers of paint that have peeled off over the years.
We are licensed to install siding on your home and use a variety of products. To learn more or to get a free estimate call us today! (316) 259-9912
Don't forget we do interior painting and a whole variety of other projects on homes and offices.
Wichita your roofing contractor solution is here. Ally Construction has helped home owners across the region put their homes back together after bad storms such as the one we experienced on May 19th, 2013. Many of our clients in Bel Aire were hit hard, as were those in North East Wichita. It has been an already bad start to the storm year for the Central Plains, but we are resilient and get back on our feet. At Ally Construction we believe in community and helping our neighbors. This is where you come in. We are here to serve you Wichita and offer our construction services! We serve the Wichita area, as well as Andover, Benton, Bel Aire Butler County, Derby, Haysville, Goddard, Andale, Maize, Valley Center, Sedgwick County and many more places in South Central Kansas.
It's starting to get cold out here in the Wichita area. Now is a good time to get prepared for the winter and take care of some routine maintenance tasks on your home before it starts to get frigid outside. Here are 6 things you can take care of before the chill sets in:
Change air filters
If you haven't already you'll be firing up your furnace soon and it's very important that you have a clean air filter installed. Your air filter helps keep the air circulating in your home stay clean and free of particulates. Leaving a dirty air filter in your HVAC system can lead to a lack of efficiency and failure. The longer you keep in an air filter the less effective it becomes. So check your air filter and replace if needed. All systems are different, some use an older 'hammock' style filter so be sure you verify the correct type and size before heading to the store.
Consider a programmable thermostat
If you don't own one already, consider buying a programmable thermostat this winter. A programmable thermostat allows you to set the times you'll be home, away, or asleep and adjust the temperature automatically. This is much more cost affective & comfortable than attempting to manually adjust the thermostat or keeping it at the same temperature. They are generally fairly simple to install if you're comfortable with simple wiring and a screwdriver.
Check smoke and CO2 detector batteries
Now is a good time to change the batteries on your detectors. You do have your home covered with enough smoke and carbon monoxide detectors? You should have a detector on every level of your home and at least every bedroom as well. Also, for any size home, ensure your family has an exit plan in case of any alarm. Determining how to get out of the house quickly, safely, and having a meeting place away from the house can save lives.
Clear off that roof
Take a good look at your roof. If you're comfortable with getting on the roof, get up their and clear off any debris. Leaves, branches, seeds, and other debris can build up in corners and in gutters. Clearing off any debris and ensuring your gutters are clean is important in keeping your roof and the area around it in good shape. Leaves and seeds left rotting in gutters can hold moisture and cause gutters to rust through and wood to rot if the buildup is not cleared.
Check your insulation
Winter is a great time to check your insulation levels. Ensure you have the proper levels of insulation in you basement and your attic. If you have an older house and haven't upgraded or added insulation recently it may be time to add some more. Properly installed insulation can drastically help the energy effiiciency of your home. Blown in insulation in older attics often needs refreshed with a few more inches after years of settling.
Inspect your chimney and fireplace
Before you attempt to use your fireplace this winter make sure everything is still in top shape. Check the draft to ensure smoke will rise out. Inspect to make sure there are no nests from animals, or animals themselves living up there. If you haven't had your chimney cleaned recently (or *gasp* ever), you must schedule a cleaning. Flammable deposits and soot can build up over time and if not removed can catch fire! You want to keep your fire in the fireplace, not the chimney, which could spread the fire to the rest of the house.
We hope you are prepared for the winter, and stay tuned for more tips. If you need a hand with any home maintenance in Wichita KS or the surrounding area, give us a call. We'd be glad to help. Consider us your ally!
There are many things that make Ally Construction stand out against its competitors. We believe these are the most important:
Our Customers Are Number One
You are our biggest priority. We will do whatever we can do to make you happy with the work that we have done. Our customers keep our business alive, and we are greatful for every one.
Details Are Key
There is a difference between finishing a project, and finishing a project the right way. At Ally Construction, we don't do a project unless it is done properly.
Time is of the Essence
It is a quote you hear all the time, but we live by it. There is no need for a project to take longer than it should. We do our best to complete every project in a timely manner.
When dealing with one of the biggest investments you have made in your life,you need to find a construction company that makes sure they get the job done in a timely fashion, and gets it done the right way. We make sure every customer is satisfied with any project we do for them, and in return, they keep coming back. Call us today to see how we can help you!
Thinking of selling your home?? You might need to make some repairs first. This will ensure that you get the most out value out of your home. Here is a list of the things that we find to be the most common repairs needed:
1. Replace/Repair any windows and sagging doors
2. Examine the roof- hail damage, and other natural wearing will need to be replaced
3. Check your gutters
5. Replace damaged flooring
6. Reseal the toilet
7. Stop faucet drips
8. Renew dinged baseboards
9. Repair any damage to cabinets
It seems like a lot, but if they are done, it will help you get more money for your home. We can help you with all of these things. Feel free to give us a call for a consultation. We are here for you, and your home.
Don't get caught with buckets on your floor because you haven't had a chance to fix your leaky roof. Don't wait too long, it's important to catch any problems before they cause too much damage. If your roof is old and aging, it may be time to replace to prevent any future problems. A new roof can greatly enhance the look and the value of your home. We have many options including: tile roofs, cedar shingles, impact-resistan shingles, and more. We can also fix your hail damage, provide inspections, and insurance claim assistance.
Call us today before it is too late!
Don't forget to Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/wichitaconstruction
It is that time of year again.... Your home needs to get ready for Fall. By making sure your home is ready for the upcoming weather will make sure that you don't have a problem before it is too late. Below is a list that we find are the most important things to look for at this time of year when inspecting your home.
- Seal, patch blacktop drive
- Check, tighten and adjust fences, gates and doors
- Fill all sinks, then drain and check for leaks
- Check toilet for leaks
- Change indoor air filters
- Check and tighten all light fixtures, wall plugs and wall switches
- Align and adjust all cabinet doors
- Check trim and woodwork for cracks or pulling away
- Flush hot water heater and refill
- Check crawl–space for moisture and leaks
- Check and clean air registers and grills
- Check fire extinguishers
- Clean dryer vents and exhaust vents
- Inspect roof for missing shingles and gaps around pipes and corners
- Check linoleum for rips, tears and curling
- Check for erosion or shifting around house
- Bury any exposed sprinkler, wiring or cable lines
- Wash windows
Ally Construction can help you with all of these things. Just give us a call, and we would be happy to meet with you and provide a free estimate. Remember, YOU are our Ally!
The weather in Wichita can sometimes be unpredictable, and only seems to becoming more common. Whether it's a heat wave, strong winds, damaging hail, your roof can take a real beating.
We see a lot of roofing problems related to wind damage and hail throughout the year and understanding what's happening to your roof during adverse weather can help anticipate problems and spot issues before they get out of control and cause too much damage.
Roofs are designed to withstand normal winds and weather related to their location, but not necessarily for the most severe events like like extreme high winds or tornadoes.
Depending on the severity of the wind, it can cause positive or negative pressure points across the roof. The most common problem area's are the roof edges, but older roofs can also allow water penetration if shingles are loose and the wind lifts them up.
One may not notice the damage immediately, but over time and through multiple storms a problem can compound and become more and more damaging to your entire roof.
Be sure to have your roof inspected if you notice any damage big or small. A small problem can often escalate much faster than you anticipate.
Wow, it's been another hot summer in Wichita. The heat might slow things down, but not stop us! Although we know you cannot wait to get your new roof installed we recommend to our clients to wait until the temperatures have come down enough that we won’t be ruining your shingles as we are installing them. If it’s too cold the shingles can break and are tougher to work with. When we have 110 degree heat the shingles melt and get destroyed as we walk on them. The adhesive that holds the granules to the shingles loosens and causes a huge mess. Don’t worry we will get your roof done right!
Your roof is one of the most critical parts of your house. It is what keeps your possessions safe from this heat, the rain, and any other thing you can think of. Checking your roof for damage, and making repairs when it is needed will save you a lot of money. We have been completing many roof repairs due to the drastic Kansas weather. We would love to come out and visit with you about doing the same for you. Here are a few photos we have taken of jobs that have been complete. At Ally Construction, we are here for you. Give us a call to receive a free estimate.