Here’s how often you need to reseal your foam roof

If properly maintained, a foam roof can last as long as your home does. By having us reseal your foam roof, you can continue to see the benefits of having a foam roof without the cost and hassle of completely having to replace your roof.

To ensure your foam roof performs as it was designed to and passes the test of time, you need to periodically have your roof complete a foam roof re-sealing. While there are recommended intervals at which to have your roof re-sealed, you should be quick to re-seal more frequently if you find signs of wear-and-tear or damage.

To get a status report on the state of your foam roof, call KY-KO Roofing for a free roofing checkup here in the Valley. We’re happy to help homeowners in the Phoenix metro with all their foam roofing needs!

If there’s no problems, have it treated at the 5-year mark

Assuming that you’re not having trouble with damage or leaks, you’ll generally want to have your foam roof re-sealed every 5-10 years here in Arizona. The 5-year mark is generally when wear-and-tear caused by the sun starts to become a factor.

Every roof and seal is different, so here’s what we recommend: call KY-KO for a free roofing checkup during your roof’s fifth year so we can give you a recommendation on when you need to reseal your foam roof.

When you notice signs of UV damage

Even though foam roofs typically hold up very well under UV rays because of their seamless application, the sealant layer does take a beating from UV radiation over time. And, once UV rays have penetrated the outer coat of sealant, they can degrade the underlying layers of foam and cause leaks. At that point, you’re facing the much more expensive project of replacing your roof.

Here in Phoenix, UV damage is an ever-present threat to your roof. When in doubt, we recommend calling us to schedule your checkup. We can assess how good your sealant layer is looking, and whether or not your roof needs to be re-sealed.

If you discover leaks

A sealant layer that has been compromised will eventually mean that the elements—sun, wind, rain, hail, and dust—start to attack the foam directly. This can result in water and moisture getting through the foam layer into your attic and your home.

A roof leak is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. If you’ve neglected roof maintenance, you may be faced with the prospect of replacing your roof. However, depending on the scope of the damage, it might still be possible to repair your roof. We recommend giving our team a call immediately if you encounter roof leaks of any kind.

Reseal your foam roof with KY-KO Roofing!

Foam roofs are very energy-efficient if correctly maintained. Because they are inexpensive to touch up, keeping your roof in optimum condition can save you more money than you might realize. Contact the team at KY-KO Roofing today and keep your roof in ideal condition so it can last a lifetime.

Here’s how to find a high-quality roofing company in Phoenix

Finding the perfect fit in your search for a high-quality roofing company can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. If you know what to look for ahead of time, you can ensure that you’ll get quality, guaranteed work.

Here at KY-KO Roofing, we’re proud to be your high-quality roofing company here in the Phoenix metro. For a free roof checkup, contact our team today.

Use a paper trail to determine the legitimacy of a company

When you begin to consider a roofing company, first check that it has all of the proper documentation and essential legitimate business qualifications are present. A high-quality roofing company will be more than willing to share any paperwork with you and answer any questions you may have about the processes.

Be sure anyone you choose to do the work has all of these bases covered:

  • Liability insurance coverage and workers’ compensation
  • Available written or online references from clients
  • Proof of work that has previously been completed
  • Correct licensure and bonding per a state regulatory department
  • A brick-and-mortar business location and sense of professionalism

KY-KO Roofing is happy to provide you with all of the listed materials. Just let us know, and we’ll show you the proof that we’re a trusted company.

Research the materials and processes the company utilizes

Determine where the roofers obtain their systems and other materials and whether they are qualified to install specific brands. Longevity of any work done on your home depends on this competence. Having membership in any number of industry-specific associations can also speak to the credibility of a business.

Ask about the process a company uses to ensure proper protocols are followed as work is ongoing and whether it can put its proposals in writing for your project. See what type of training is given to workers when it comes to safety as well as what learning experience is provided in the roofing trade. Reliability is paramount in undertaking such a structurally crucial task.

Need to do more research? Here are some more things to consider when looking for a roofing company here in the Valley.

Choose a company that gives you peace of mind

At KY-KO Roofing, we want to make sure you are confident in choosing us as your roofers. That’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee through our Owner’s Pride Guarantee. Contact us today to discuss how we can best help you with your roofing needs, worry-free.

Re-invest your tax return in your home by replacing your roof

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably getting a sizeable tax return this spring. Before you start planning that vacation or thinking about the boat you’d like to buy, let’s start practical: you should think about reinvesting your tax refund in your home. And, if it’s time to replace your roof, that’s a good place to start.

Not sure if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced? Start by calling KY-KO Roofing for a free roofing checkup. We’ll advise you on the state of your shingle or tile roof.

Why is roof replacement so important?

Your home’s roof isn’t something that should be taken for granted. In many ways, it’s the one thing that truly makes your house a, well, house. It protects your things and family from the elements.

When tiles break or shingles deteriorate from age, you need to start thinking about replacing your roof. Failure to do so will eventually result in further problems as both water and UV rays penetrate the “shield” (the tiles, shingles, or foam) to reach the relatively unprotected underlayment and wood layer.

There are many signs of impending, needed roof replacement, but one of the best ways to proceed is to have a professional from KY-KO Roofing come to your home and perform a roof checkup to see how things are looking.

Why spend your tax return on your roof?

Depending on factors such as the material and the size of the roof, replacing a roof can be a major home investment. After all, it’s something most homeowners only do every few decades or so.

When you get your tax refund, you have a ready source of cash to invest in your home. A refund isn’t free money: it’s part of your income, returned to you as overpaid taxes. But, it’s still a large amount of income delivered to you at once, which is useful when tackling large home projects.

If your tax refund was less than you expected, you should still move forward with your roof replacement. Apply for financing from KY-KO Roofing.

Why work with KY-KO Roofing?

KY-KO Roofing has been serving Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun for more than 20 years. From our free roof checkups to our Owner’s Pride Guarantee, we’re a better roofing company to work with.

To start your roof checkup to see if your roof needs replacing this spring, contact KY-KO Roofing.

What is the process for installing foam roofing?

Foam roofing is a popular and relatively straightforward alternative to tile and shingle roofing here in the Valley. There are many benefits to this roofing material. In this blog, we’ll discuss the process for installing foam roofing, what foam roofing is made of, and how long it lasts.

Want to know if foam roofing is right for your home? Contact KY-KO Roofing for a roofing installation estimate!

#1. Find out if a foam roof is right for your home

Foam roofing is increasingly popular here in the Valley. Here are just some of the factors that might make your home a perfect fit for foam:

  • Your home has a flat roof: Foam is perfect for homes with flat roofs—a common style here in the Phoenix metro. If your home has a flat roof, you should call us to learn more about foam roof installation or repair.
  • Your home cannot support the weight of tile: Foam is just as long-lasting as tile, but weighs far, far less. In fact, tile is so heavy that many roofs—unless originally built for it—are not made to support the weight.
  • You want to save energy: If you’re building an energy-efficient home, foam roofing is an ideal fit. The polyurethane foam layer—in addition to further insulation in your attic—prevents heat transfer, making your home that much more energy-efficient.

If you need a new roof, start by contacting KY-KO to schedule a free roofing estimate. We’ll provide you with more information and advice about what kind of roof will best fit your home.

#2. The KY-KO roofing team installs your foam roof

If KY-KO has recommended moving forward with a foam roof, we’ll get started on installation. Generally, installation has four main areas:

  1. Prepping your roof for the foam: We’ll either remove your old roof material or, in many cases of old foam or shingles, simply apply the foam layer over it, sealing it.
  2. Applying the foam: This foam layer is sprayed onto your roof as a liquid. It quickly dries and solidifies, forming a solid, durable, and energy-efficient layer.
  3. Applying the coating: We’ll next apply the high-quality, durable exterior coating that will protect the foam underneath. This creates a waterproof seal.
  4. Quality assurance: Finally, as we do on every project, we’ll do a final quality assurance to make sure the roof is completely sealed and protected.

The foam roof has two primary layers. They’re applied in this order:

A. Polyurethane Foam

This is the primary material used to form the foam roof. This closed-cell, high-density insulation is adhered to the roof, forming a complete, tight seal against it.

This insulating foam helps prevent the movement of heat between your attic and the outside, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

B. Elastomeric Coating

This coating goes over the polyurethane foam, completely sealing it from the outside. This coating is specially formulated to be waterproof and resist the constant bombardment of UV rays onto your roof.

There may be other coating options available, depending on the type of roof you have.

#3. Your new roof needs just minimal maintenance

Over time, it’s relatively easy and low cost to have this coating touched up by a professional roofer, allowing your roof to protect your home for years with no change in performance.

In total, a foam roof should last between 35 and 50 years, making it far more durable than shingles and comparable to tile roofing.

Learn more about foam roofing from KY-KO!

If you want to know more about foam roofing, contact our team. We provide free roof installation estimates.

Here are 5 common types of roof repair in Phoenix

During the lifespan of a home, every home needs roof repair at some point of another. In this blog, we’ll review the 5 most common types of roof repair here in the Phoenix metro.

Not sure if your roof needs repairs? Contact KY-KO to schedule your free roofing checkup today!

#1. Replacing or repairing broken tiles

Many homes here in the Phoenix metro have tile roofs. These roofs take a lot of punishment: baked in 110+ temperatures in June, they’re then hit by torrential downpours and storm gusts in July. Tile is built to be durable, but it’s not invincible: every homeowner will eventually have to deal with broken tiles.

Tiles that are broken or damaged need to be replaced. Your tile roof is a set of armor, and just one gap can allow moisture to get in and compromise the underlayment and structure itself.

#2. Fixing broken shingles

For the same reasons as tile, your shingles eventually will degrade or fall off completely. Maintaining your shingle roof matters: missing or broken shingles can expose the roof to moisture and UV radiation from our 300 days of sunshine each year.

#3. Locking down a leak

Moisture is the mortal enemy of all roofs. Roofing materials act like a shield, pushing moisture away and off of the roof. However, if you’ve found evidence that your home has some kind of leak, the time to take action is now.

After getting through broken tiles or damaged shingles, water will then reach the underlayment. If it gets through that, it’ll reach the structure of your roof, causing rot and mold buildup in the structure and in your attic.

Left untreated, this can eventually ruin the structural integrity of your home. In other words, the time to call KY-KO for a roofing checkup is the exact minute you first discover a leak from your roof.

#4. Repairing foam roofing

Foam roofing is increasingly popular here in Phoenix. One of the best features of this roofing type is that it’s easy to repair and patch. The outward-facing part—the elastromeric coating—is a tough, water-resistant membrane that takes the brunt of the damage from UV rays, wind, and moisture.

If your foam roof has been damaged, give KY-KO a call. We’ll check your roof for free and give you an upfront quote.

#5. Helping a flat roof drain water

If you have a flat roof, drainage is everything. You don’t want standing water pooling on your roof. One of the most common types of repair these roofs need is help with drainage.

No matter what kind of roof repair you need, make the call to KY-KO Roofing for your free roof checkup. Contact us online or call us at (602) 944-4600.

What is the best material for church roofs in Phoenix?

Churches and other religious buildings come in all shapes and sizes here in the Valley, and often have unique roofing needs that aren’t residential, but aren’t exactly the same as commercial buildings. At KY-KO Roofing, we specialize in the repair and installation of church roofs here in Phoenix.

From traditional churches with sloped roofs and high steeples to modern churches with a Southwest flair, our technicians are roofing installation experts. If you’re thinking about replacing or building a new church roof, let’s run through your (many) options.

The best place to start with your roofing repair or replacement project is by calling KY-KO for a free roof checkup. Contact our team today to see what we can do for your organization.

Best materials for a sloped roof

Phoenix Church RoofingAsphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are suitable for churches with a sloping roof. These are very popular for churches with high steeples or unusual roofing shapes, mainly because their lightweight design means the roof doesn’t need too much support to hold their weight. This is in contrast, of course, to tile roofs.

Asphalt shingles are waterproof and help maintain the structural integrity of churches. Their versatility is what makes them popular for church roofs and residential roofs alike.

However, their one drawback is that they don’t last as long as tile.

Tile

Tiles are also a great choice for sloped church roofing. They are made from materials such as slate or terracotta. Just like on homes, tiles a popular choice here in Phoenix because they’re built to stand up to the sun, wind, and rain we get here in the Valley.

The downside of tile roofing is that tiles are heavy. Many church roofs just weren’t built to hold the weight of tile, which may limit your options to the two types of shingles.

Fiberglass Shingles

Fiberglass shingles are another good choice for sloped church roofs. They are relatively inexpensive, yet durable. Each fiberglass shingle has a base layer consisting of reinforcing mat. The mat is joined with asphalt and mineral fillers that make it waterproof.

Best materials for flat church roofs

Modified bitumen

Modified bitumen roofing is ideal for churches with flat roofs or low-slope. The roof is made up of layers of bitumen (either coal tar or asphalt) and felt. The highly sticky and viscous Bitumen keeps water out of the surface, making it ideal for waterproofing.

Polyurethane foam

Polyurethane foam is made of two components: polyol and isocyanate. The foam is sprayed directly on the surface of the church roof where it foams up and then solidifies, forming a protecting coating.

They are popular due to their great flexibility in being suitable for roofs with unusual shapes. (Read more on the benefits of foam roofing)

When Should You Replace the Church Roof?

A number of factors should be considered to know when to replace the church roofing. Some of the factors that you should consider include:

  • Age of the roof
  • The wear-and-tear on the roof
  • The type of materials

As we mentioned before, the best place to start is by calling KY-KO Roofing for your free roof checkup. Our roofers can meet with you, look at your roof, and give you an honest assessment of any repair or installation needs.

What is the best roofing material for your home?

It’s a question that we see a lot when people are thinking about replacing their home’s roof: “What is the best roofing material for my home?”

Pictured: Roofers install a tile roof—one of the best roofing material options in Phoenix—on a home.As with most things, the answer is that it depends on a number of factors, including the age of your home, your HOA rules, city codes, and more. In this blog post, we’ll review some of the most popular roofing types, and then share some advice about how you can go about selecting the right one for your home.

Option #1: Clay tiles

Let’s start with Phoenix’s favorite roofing type: the clay tile. Ubiquitous in many Valley neighborhoods, clay tiles are known for their classic Southwest look and durability, but there’s still a few things you should know before you go about adding them to your roof.

The use of clay tiles is one of the oldest roofing techniques. They’re still in business because their styling features are unmatched and they are incredibly durable, lasting for decades. Even though clay tiles are mostly used in the architecture of ancient Europe and the Mediterranean region, they are equally feasible and aesthetically suitable for modern houses—especially here in Phoenix.

Here are a few things to keep in mind with tile roofing:

  • Clay roof tiles are suitable for houses in both wet and dry conditions.
  • They are fire-resistant and don’t favor insect growth
  • Due to their inherent thermal qualities, they are best for roofs for places with hot temperatures throughout the year.

Here are the primary disadvantages of tile roofing:

  • They’re heavy, which means your house and roof structure needs to have been built to support the weight.
  • They’re brittle, which means they can break and that a roofer can’t walk on them easily.
  • They cost of installing a tile roof can be higher than other kinds of roofing.

For more information, read our blog about why you should consider a tile roof. To learn more about tile roof installation, give our team a call for a free roof checkup!

Option #2: Asphalt shingles

Asphalt is the most-used roofing material in the United States, overall. The prevalence of asphalt shingles is due to the fact that they are inexpensive and easy to install. Asphalt shingles come in different colors and can be designed according to different aesthetic designs.

However there are two drawbacks of asphalt roofing.

  • They have shorter life span than other roofing materials, especially tile roofing
  • Asphalt shingles provide poor insulation

The many advantages of asphalt roofing triumph over these drawbacks to make it a suitable roofing option for households here in Phoenix. Debating between tile and shingle? Read our blog, then call our team.

Option #3: Foam roofing

They are also called polyurethane roofs and mostly used to cover flat roof structures. Foam roofs are elastomeric coated to get protection from all weather extremes.

Here are the advantages of spray foam roofs. You can also read about the advantages of foam roofing both residential and commercial buildings. Or, give our team a call, and we’d be happy to review what makes foam one of the best roofing material types for your home.

Option #4: Metal shingles

For their longevity and durability, metal shingles are arguably the best roofing material. The most common concern many people have regarding metal shingles is their quick-to-rust characteristic. But, these days, metal shingles are designed with rust-resistant capabilities.

Metal can prove to be the best roofing material option for the following purposes:

  • They are highly resistant to strong winds and the impact that comes with it. If you are living in an area that is subjected to hail and thunderstorms, metal shingles is the best roofing option for you.
  • Metal shingles are low-maintenance because unlike other roofing materials they don’t crack or rot. It is also very less likely that they will turn into an insect haven.
  • Since metal shingles can’t catch fire, you will have more peace of mind.

Due to its many inherent benefits, metal roofing will cost you more than other roofing materials. Call KY-KO Roofing to learn more.

 

 

Let KY-KO help you choose the best roofing material for your home

If your next renovation plan includes getting a new roof, KY-KO Roofing is your best bet in Phoenix to get professional roofing services. Call us at (602) 944-4600 or contact us online.

What’s the best time to recoat spray foams?

In our latest blog post, we aim to answer a relatively simple question: what is the best time to recoat spray foam roofing? Here’s the answer:

Spray Foam RoofsWhat is spray foam roofing, anyway?

Spray foam is widely considered by many to be one of the best roofing materials for the home. This roofing type does not soak up water, making it the best material for homes located in areas that receive lots of rainfall.

In addition, spray foam roofing has great thermal insulation properties. This results in reduced cooling and heating costs in climates with tons of sunshine. In other words, spray foam roofing is a good fit in Arizona.

Just like any other roofing material, spray foam roofing has a limited lifespan. A spray foam roof needs to be recoated again near the end of their lifetime. In this article, we will tell you about the best time to recoat spray foam roofing.

When should you recoat spray foam roofing?

The best time to recoat spray foam roofing is before the expiration of the warranty. Generally, spray roofing has a lifespan of about 15 years, which is the standard warranty period. In most warranties, having a professional roofing company perform a recoat will extend the warranty period by another 15 years. In this way, you will always be covered against any unexpected damage.

Recoating involves applying a new coat on top of the foam. The existing foam is not removed from the roof. This results in additional protection for the roof. Before the recoating of the roof, installers will examine the roof to make sure there are not wet areas. They will also find out whether there are any leaks.

After the inspection, the installers will clean the roof and then apply a protective coating to the roof. The coating can be of either silicone or acrylic. However, it should always be the same as the original coating. If your warranty has a 15-year extension with a recoat, that means that you will benefit from 30 years of leak-free guarantee with one installation and one recoating.

Hire the right team to handle your roof

Spray foam is a strong roofing material that offers various benefits. The roofing material is cost-effective lasting for decades. One of the best things about the roofing material is that you can recoat multiple times. Each additional layer offers increased protection against the sun, wind, and rain.

However, it is important that the roofing material is installed by an experienced contractor. Hiring an inexperienced contractor may cost you more money in the end due to unprofessional installation.

You should hire a reputable foam roofing installer. The roof needs to be properly inspected before installation of the spray foam. Improper installation can cause the foam to deteriorate quickly. If the foam deteriorates, recoating won’t be enough. The roofing material will have to be installed again.

Call KY-KO Roofing to get started

Contact us at KY-KO Roofing for professional spray foam installation and recoat spray foam services in Phoenix, AZ. We have a team of highly experienced and dedicated roofing experts. You can rest assured that you’re getting high-quality, professional work from our roofing experts.

The 5 Benefits Of Spray Foam Roofs

Spray Foam RoofsSpray foam roofs are some of the most energy and cost-effective roofing options for the house. Most of the heat loss in the homes occurs due to poor roof insulation. Roofs that are insulated with spray foam will act as an effective barrier against loss of heat from inside the home. The cost of installing spray foam will pay off in about 5 years after the installation.

Installing spray foam on the roof can provide you with innumerable benefits. You should consider spray roof insulation as an essential part of the home construction or renovation project. Below are some of the benefits that you can gain from spray foam insulation.

1. Great flexibility

Spray foam comes with different physical properties. The texture of the spray foam ranges from soft and semi-rigid to highly dense foam that can sustain heavy equipment, heavy weather, and heavy human traffic. Individuals can select a foam type based on their roofing requirements and budget. Both soft and dense foam can give extra strength to the roof thereby increasing the structural integrity of the house.

2. Less time to install

Installing spray foam requires less time as compared to alternative roofing options. There is no requirement of tearing off the old roof prior to installation of the foam. This ensures minimum time as well as cost to install the spray foam.

3. Superior wind resistance

Spray foam has superior wind resistance as compared to shingles and even tiles. They remain fully adhered to the roof and cannot be ripped apart by strong winds. This makes the roofing option particularly recommended for areas that are susceptible to high windstorms.

4. High insulation property

Spray foam has a high insulation property that can save you on energy bills every month. Having high R-value, spray foam allow the house to retain cool air during the summers and warm air during winters. This makes it a particularly attractive option in homes that are exposed to frigid winters and scorching summers.

5. Minimum repairs

Repairing spray foam roofs is not a major headache as it does not cost a lot of money. Once the foam starts to wear off, the roof can be recoated with the spray foam. The recoating can be done at a fraction of the cost of the installation. And what’s more, you will get additional warranty period as well.

Call KY-KO to learn more about spray foam roofs

In the end, spray foams are certainly a good choice for the roofs. They offer a myriad of benefits to the homeowners. You can save energy bills when you install spray foam. You may be able to recover the cost of installation within a few years of the spray foam installation.

In order to know more about the benefits of spray foam installation in Arizona, you can KY-KO Roofing Systems.

5 benefits of foam roofing for residential and commercial roofs

Foam roofing is a durable, dependable, and affordable option compared to other residential roofing choices, as well as commercial roofing choices.

While foam roofing has been around for a number of years, it has been gaining popularity recently. This roofing method offers various value-added advantages when compared to other roofing options.

Residential Roof in PhoenixWhat is foam roofing, exactly?

Foam roofing consists of polyurethane foam and elastomeric coating. Polyurethane foam is a high-density insulation material, while elastomeric coating is a water-resistant membrane that is designed to effectively protect the roof against rain, water, and sun.

A seamless layer of foam is applied to the roof surface. This foam offers superior protection against moisture. There are several benefits of foam roofing for commercial and residential buildings. Here are just some of the ways in which you can benefit from installing foam roofing on your roof.

1. Lower energy bills

One of the benefits of foam roofing is that it offers superior insulation properties. The suspended aluminum particles of the foam reflect UV rays. As a result, less heating is required to keep the house warm during the winters, and less cooling is needed in the summer to keep your home cool. This effectively reduces your home energy bills.

2. Waterproofing qualities

Another benefit of installing foam is that it offers unique waterproofing qualities. Polyurethane foam is one of the best insulators. The closed cell foam is the only insulating material that doesn’t soak up water. This makes foam roofing ideal for areas that receive high rainfall every year.

At first glance, it might not seem that Phoenix fits that description. However, consider our monsoon storms, which can drop a tremendous amount of rain in a matter of minutes. One of the benefits of foam roofing is that it’s waterproof against such torrential downpours.

Foam is applied as a liquid that forms into a single monolithic membrane. This material covers the entire roof, and there are no joints or seams. Water gets in from the joints and seams of the ceiling. Therefore, foam roofing makes the roof effectively leakproof.

3. Flexible installation

Foam can be applied on both existing and new roofing projects. Moreover, it can be applied on different types of roofs, including domed, pitched, flat, wood, metal, and concrete roofing. Foam can also be applied on irregular-shaped roofs. It eliminates the need of costly tear-off in case of roof replacement.

4. Maintain structural integrity

Polyurethane foam has the ability to withstand the expansion and contraction of the structure. They can remain sealed to the roof for a very long time, protecting the roof from harsh weather conditions. Foam can easily withstand high winds, sunshine, rain, and other natural elements here in central Arizona without breaking down.

5. Foam roofing directs rain to the drain

One of the benefits of foam roofing is that it allows rainwater to slope down to the drains. This is made possible by adding a little thickness in low areas. As a result, rain water does not accumulate on the roof and leak through the ceiling.

Learn more about the benefits of foam roofing from the pros at KY-KO Roofing

KY-KO Roofing is a name of quality when it comes to roofing repair and installation in the Phoenix metro area. We have been serving with great dedication and sincerity in the area for over two decades. Our expert roofers can take care of your roofing needs and perform the job resulting in complete satisfaction.