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.

Tile roof in Chandler, AZ.

#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.

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.

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.

When should you repair or replace shingle roofing?

Here’s a riddle: what’s a home without a roof? Not much, right? That’s why you need to ensure that your roofing is kept in perfect condition. When the rain, wind, and sun here in Phoenix damages your shingle roof, you’re at a crossroads: does your roof needs to be repaired, or is it better to replace shingle roofing?

Repair or replace shingle roofing

This shingle roof has significant damage, and will probably need to be replaced—not repaired.

Here’s the tough part: that answer is going to be different for every roof. That’s just one of the reasons that KY-KO Roofing offers free roof checkups. Our roofing professionals evaluate your roof and present you with options and our recommendation about how to proceed.

Where do you start?

In this blog, let’s walk through the process and some things you’ll need to consider when weighing the decision to repair or replace shingle roofing.

1. Have KY-KO check your roof

As we mentioned earlier, KY-KO offers free roofing checkups. We’ll carefully check your shingle roof to identify any issues and evaluate the overall state of the roof. We’ll check every part of the roof, including the flashing, pipe towers, chimneys, and other areas.

In terms of the shingles, we’ll look for soft spots in the sheathing and any granular loss. If the shingles look good and the granular loss isn’t significant, we’ll probably recommend repair. However, if the opposite is true, we’ll most likely advocate for you to replace shingle roofing.

We’ve previously written about this, but never attempt a roof checkup or repair by yourself.

2. Compare the repair and replacement costs

In general, shingle roof repairs are less expensive than a complete re-roofing process. However, if the shingles are in bad shape, simply repairing things or replacing individual shingles could be just putting a small bandage on a much larger problem. In fact, you could just be kicking the can down the road.

Think about this: if you once again need shingle repair within the next five years, wouldn’t it have been better to just replace the roof?

These kind of decisions are hard for homeowners. You don’t work with roofing on a daily basis, and you don’t know the numbers behind how long roofs last. That’s why we provide a free roof checkup. We want to be able to talk to you about your roof and what your options are—including what will be the most cost-effective option for the future of your home.

3. Consider the lifespan of the existing roof

Shingle roofing has a lifespan between 10-15 years. In case your home’s roofing is more than 15 years old, you should consider replacing your roof instead of repairing the shingle roofing. This will be more economical for you in the long term. However, if your roofing is relatively new, repairing the damaged shingles is a better option.

Here are some other signs that you might need a new roof installation.

Call KY-KO to schedule your free roofing checkup

The above tips will help you make a smart decision about shingle roofing. Whether to repair or re-roof depends on different factors. Contact the team at KY-KO Roofing. We have experienced professionals who can repair and install shingle roofs. You can rest assured that we will offer the best advice regarding shingle roofing.

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.