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 are the 4 signs of tile roof damage after this monsoon season

Arizona is known for our rainy, violent monsoon thunderstorms during the late summer. As we reach the end of monsoon season, it’s a good idea to have a professional from KY-KO Roofing check your roof for signs of tile roof damage. In this blog, we’ll review the reasons why you should call KY-KO to schedule your free roofing checkup here in the Valley.

4 major signs of tile roof damage after monsoon storms

1. Clogged or damaged gutters

Gutters often serve as a clear indicator of the overall health of your roof. After a monsoon, the gutters can become loose. They can also become filled with leaves, sticks and debris, making them less efficient at draining water. You need to unclog the gutters quickly before the clogs create further problems.

2. Leaks

Some roofs are more prone to leaks than others. Flat roofs in particular are typically not as efficient at draining water, and there is an increased risk of water pooling on the roof. Over time, that pool can penetrate the membrane of the roofing materials.

You may not be aware of leaks if your home has an attic. That is why you need to contact a professional to inspect the roofing immediately after a storm. The expert will look for loose tiles and sagging areas on the roof. Even if a leak is not present yet, a roofer can prevent problems from developing later.

3. Broken shingles or tiles

Monsoons bring high winds, which can rip shingles off the roof. From the ground, you may be able to see patches of missing shingles on your roof. You should also watch out for shingles and tiles on the ground that may have already broken.

4. Damage from trees

Monsoon damage extends to the trees you have on your property. The winds can knock branches over, and those branches end up striking your home’s roof. Not only will you need someone to repair your roof, but you will need someone to remove the dead tree from your yard.

Call KY-KO for a free roof checkup

You need to talk with the professionals from KY-KO Roofing Systems before and after a big storm to ensure your roof is in good condition exiting monsoon season and entering the fall / winter. You can do this by contacting us through our online form.

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.

Why you should have KY-KO check your roof after this summer’s monsoon

Summers in Phoenix can be unpredictable: scorching heat one minute, monsoon storms and flash flooding the next. With such extreme weather, your roof can take quite a beating, leading to leaks or other problems.

How do you know if your roof can handle another storm season? A roof checkup performed by the experts at KY-KO Roofing may be your best defense this summer. Here are just three reasons why you call us for a Phoenix roof checkup after severe monsoon weather.

Why checking your roof after a monsoon matters

Monsoon rain and wind can cause significant damage to your roof. It's time to call KY-KO for a roofing checkup.

Monsoon rain and wind can cause significant damage to your roof. It’s time to call KY-KO for a roofing checkup.

1. Have us look for leaks

Whether you have a flat roof or a roofing system with tiles or shingles, your home can develop leaks that cause damage to your sub-roofing layers, insulation, attic, and more. Monsoon storms that hit one after another can also lead to standing water on your flat roof or loose tiles and shingles.

After a summer of rough weather, any small leaks may worsen and leave your home vulnerable to mold, mildew, and wood rot.

2. We can assess damage from wind

Heavy rain is just half the battle; high winds and dust storms can also wreak havoc on your home. Any loose tiles can break off, and if you have trees or saguaros next to your roof, you may end up with significant damage from branches or trunks on your roof or gutters.

When your tile or shingles are loose, rain water has an easy path to the other roofing layers. A roof checkup can determine how much damage your home has from wind gusts.

3. We’ll check the gutters

Don’t forget the importance of gutters for your home. Gutters can become blocked or damaged from monsoon storms. With all that debris clogging up the gutters, the run-off rain water can back up under the tiles and shingles, creating a big headache that can compound damage caused by small leaks.

A thorough roof checkup should include your gutter system to make sure your home is well-protected from the elements.

Call KY-KO for a free post-monsoon roofing checkup here in Phoenix!

Never try to inspect your own roof. Instead, call KY-KO Roofing for a free roofing checkup this monsoon season. We handle inspections and repairs, as well as total roof replacement if your roof needs to be replaced because of water damage.

Here are the 4 signs of worn shingles on your roof

Whether you’ve just moved into your first home or you’ve been a homeowner for years, you may be wondering how to tell when you need new shingles. Worn, damaged shingles can become a homeowner’s nightmare and can lead to leaks and water damage. But, what are the signs of worn shingles on your roof?

Repair or replace shingle roofingIn this blog, we’ll review the four signs of worn shingles, and what you should do when you suspect your shingle roof is deteriorating. To schedule shingle roofing repairs—or to schedule a free roofing checkup—contact us here at KY-KO Roofing.

The 4 signs of worn shingles on your roof

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call KY-KO for a free roofing checkup here in Phoenix.

#1. Your shingles are buckling

Buckling shingles are a telltale sign that you need or replacement. When a shingle buckles, it tends to look a little bit like a distorted wave. Buckled shingles have a high risk of being torn off in a wind storm, such as the summer monsoon weather patterns we get here in Phoenix during the summer.

Shingles usually buckle when they are old, or if they were originally installed poorly. If you can see shingles buckling from the ground, you need to have KY-KO Roofing come out for a free roofing checkup.

#2. You notice bare spots or missing granules

Take a look at your roof from the ground. Do you notice any shingles that look bare when compared to the others? Shingle granules can be washed away over time by a poorly designed valley drainage, insufficient eaves trough, or poorly placed downspouts. Again, most Valley homeowners begin to notice these problems when the monsoon arrives in late summer, or during winter rains.

Once the granules fall off, the shingle is no longer protected from exposure to the elements and can become brittle. Bare spots are a clear indication of a worn shingle roof that needs replacement.

#3. Some of your shingles are missing

If some of your shingles are missing, the entire structure of your roof is at stake. Missing shingles are a serious problem that should be addressed as quickly as possible.

Their absence can allow water entry into your attic and can compromise the strength of your entire roof. A damaged shingle roof should be repaired or replaced right away.

#4. Your shingles are curling

Curling shingles are a telltale sign of excessive heat damage and old age. If they are not replaced, curled shingles will likely become rigid and eventually break.

Keep your shingle roof in good condition with a roofing checkup from KY-KO

Your roof is your home’s main defense against the elements. Keep it in good condition by repairing or replacing damaged or worn shingles anytime you notice normal wear-and-tear or extensive damage from summer storms.

To schedule your repairs, call KY-KO Roofing Systems. Or, contact us to schedule your free roofing checkup.

Why you should only hire insured roofers

The roofing system of your home is vital to your investment. In today’s DIY world, it’s easy to want to try and replace your roof on your own. But major home improvements should be left to professional, insured roofers.

Here are five reasons to hire a roofing company like KY-KO Roofing instead of taking care of your roof on your own.

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#1. Turnaround Time

An experienced and insured roofing team will often finish your roof very quickly, knowing that the longer the underpinnings of the roof are exposed, the more damage that could be done. If you work and have a family, putting on a roof will take time away from your own needs.

#2. Safer Workmanship

Professional roofers have risk management protocols which helps them avoid falls and injuries. Roofing companies invest in safe equipment to ensure no one is injured on the job. Hiring a professional company keeps you safe and protects your home from your own inexperience.

#3. Technical Experience

The roofing system on your home is complex. It’s not just shingles, but vents, flashing, membranes, soffit, and fascia. A professional roofing company has practical application in dealing with the entire system. No matter how much research you do, you can’t match the knowledge and skills that KY-KO’s roofers will have.

#4. Insurance Coverage

Roofing company insurance isn’t just about worker’s compensation, but that is a big part of it. Your roofing company should have general liability insurance, commercial auto and workers compensation insurance. If your property is damaged during the job, you’ll be protected. If a worker is injured, you aren’t liable.

#5. Roofing Warranties

Manufacturers train technicians on installation of their products. You may not get the same warranty if you DIY your roof. Plus, when something does go wrong, you can be sure that you have people who can solve the problem quickly. Your roof will get the longest lifespan when it’s installed correctly and taken care of.

Call KY-KO for insured roofers who do the job right

Trust KY-KO Roofing with your roof. We offer a free roof checkup. We have sufficient roofer insurance to protect your home and our workers. Whether you need repairs or a new roof, give us a call at (602) 944-4600 to learn more about your roofing options. We are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection.

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.

You should protect your home’s roof from Phoenix winter rain

There’s no two ways about it: this year’s winter has been dry. There’s no rain in the forecast through the rest of January. However, some meteorologists believe that we may be having a late Phoenix winter rain season. If that’s the case, your bone-dry roof is about to get rocked with moisture. Is your roof ready?

Protect your shingle or tile roof from Phoenix winter rain.One of the challenges roofs here in the Valley face is that prolonged drought conditions often allow the roofing materials (both tile, shingle, or the underlayment beneath them) to deteriorate, but there’s no rain to signal that there’s a developing problem. Then, a severe storm comes through and, suddenly, there’s rain in your kitchen. (Something we discussed with summer monsoons!)

In Arizona, we put our roofs through a lot; just standing up to 365 days of intense UV radiation is more than most roofs have to endure. If it’s been a while, contact KY-KO Roofing for your free roof checkup. Our roofers can check out your roof and let you know if there’s any damage or other problems.

Roofing problems that Phoenix winter rain exposes

Here are some common things that go wrong with Valley roofs when winter rains arrive:

1. Cracked tiles, exposed underlayment, big trouble

Cracked tiles may not seem like a big deal, but they expose the more-delicate underlayment beneath them to intense UV radiation and—when the rains arrive—moisture. With a tile roof, the tiles are the armor: if pierced, there’s only soft underbelly beneath. Repairing broken tiles is important.

For most roofs, tiles are laid in such a way to act as a mechanism for clearing water from the roof as quickly as possible, with the help of gravity. Cracked tiles break this chain, making it more difficult to get rid of standing water on your roof.

At its worst, the combination of cracked roof tiles and a damaged underlayment is a roof leak into your attic and living spaces. Not ideal!

2. Poorly maintained gutters

Having well-maintained gutters is necessary to keep your roof in its best condition when Phoenix winter rains arrive. Gutters prevent water from piling up on your roof, and helps roofs (particularly, non-tile roofs) move water quickly down to the ground.

Pigeon nests, leaf litter, and more can dam gutters, causing water to backup and pool. This breaks the whole water removal system, and puts your roof in danger.

Call KY-KO Roofing for your free roof checkup this winter

If you are looking for an expert advice on how to keep your roof safe from damage when the rains arrive, call KY-KO. Our roofers are industry-trained professionals who know the warning signs of roof problems, and how to fix them. We’ll help you determine just how safe your roof is from the winter rains and the coming summer heat.