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The Perfect Time for Roofing Services in Phoenix, AZ

It seems like El Niño has been the weather buzzword this winter! Everyone is discussing how it will effect certain areas of the country. Each morning we see the storms and flooding around the nation that El Niño has caused. So far the effect that El Niño has had on the Valley is minor, but we are still looking at a few more months of possible rain and storms ahead of us due to this natural weather phenomenon. If you’ve been meaning to schedule roofing services, now’s the time to get it done! The next round of storms that travel through Phoenix might not be as forgiving and you could end up with some serious damage to not only your roof, but your home.

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Roofing Services in Phoenix, AZ

You want the roof above your head to be sturdy, solid and in good condition ready to protect you from whatever mother nature throws your way, especially during “El Niño.” During this time, the weather is extremely unpredictable and can quickly take a turn for the worst. If you roof isn’t up to par, you will be dealing with some unfortunate consequences that could cost you! So how do you know if your roof is ready to withstand these El Niño storms?

Roofing Inspections

Whether it is an El Niño year or not, it’s important to get your home’s roof inspected on a regular basis. It is a good rule of thumb to have it looked at 2 times a year, in the spring and fall. During these inspections, your roof will be searched for any blemishes or weak areas that have been caused by previous storms, sun, trees, etc. Once these areas are identified, the roofing inspector will be able to tell you if repairs can be made or if it would be more logical to replace the roof all together. Roofs that are damaged or have areas in need of repair will only further deteriorate overtime if no action is taken.

Roofing Repair

Repairing your roof could be an easy fix or a massive undertaking all depending on the extent of the repairs needed and the type of roofing that you have. The cost of roofing repairs can be determined by different factors such as the type of roof, unique features, and the size.However extensive your roofing repair may be, the bottom line is that in order to protect your home and avoid even more costly damages, repairs are necessary.

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Roof Replacement

If your roof has so serious damage, you might be looking at replacement. It is difficult for a homeowner to know when to replace their roof.  Just because you are aware of water or other types of damage to your roof doesn’t necessarily mean that replacement is necessary so don’t jump the gun. Instead, make sure to have a roofing contractor inspect the roof and give you a professional opinion. If you are looking at replacement, make sure to choose a type of residential roofing that is right for your home and climate. Here in Phoenix, AZ you have many roofing options such as tile, shingles, and foam.

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Whether you are in need of roofing inspections, repair, or replacement, the one thing to remember is to find a quality roofing company that can help you through this process. Professional roofers have the trained eye to spot weakened areas of your roof, provide quality repair work instead of sloppy fixes, and the experience to install a brand new roof if needed. But beware, roofing contractors vary in quality! Make sure you are choosing a roofing company that will take care of your roofing needs quickly and at a fair price.

Finding a Quality Roofing Contractor

There are many factors to consider when searching for that perfect roofing contractor. First and foremost, before hiring anyone make sure you feel comfortable with them. Call them on the phone and speak with someone from the company. Check out their website, videos, reviews and other easy-to-access information. Ask around! Talk to neighbors, family, and friends to see if they have had any experience with roofing contractors and if they have any recommendations for you.

Entering into a contract with a roofing company is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Keep in mind to use a variety of sources. Don’t just call the first company you see on Yelp, and don’t choose from online reviews alone.

Do your research

Choosing the right roofing company for your inspection, repair, or replacement can make your life easier or can cause a huge headache depending on the quality and customer service level of the company. Do your research and choose wisely. Look for a company with years of experience and who is licensed, bonded, and insured!

Price shouldn’t be the bottom line

As we’ve all heard and many of us have had to learn the hard way, “You get what you pay for.” This is especially true when it comes to the service industry. Price should definitely be considered when choosing a contractor, but shouldn’t be the end all determining factor. Your roof isn’t something you want to take a chance with, so when it comes to the company with the lowest bid, make sure they can deliver on their promises.

KY-KO Roofing

Our slogan here at KY-KO is “We’re Crazy about Quality!” We have seen first hand what can happen to a poor unsuspecting homeowner when they choose the cheapest or most convenient roofing contractor for their roofing services. We want you to be prepared during this El Niño season. At KY-KO Roofing, we focus on providing QUALITY roofing services at a fair price that our customers feel comfortable with. We’ve been in business since 1994 and in that time have helped thousands of Phoenix homeowners with their roofing needs. Our expert technicians make our customers lives easier with clear and consistent communication followed up by quality work!

We are proud of the work that we do for our customers and would love to help you with your roof as well! Call us today at (602) 944-4600 to schedule your roofing services.

Dangers to Your Roof During Monsoon Season

Monsoon season in Phoenix, AZ lasts until the end of September,  but with the unpredictable weather here in the desert we never really know what we’re in for and it’s difficult to confine the crazy weather to a particular “season.” As a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of all of the dangers  that come with the violent storms and bad weather here in the Valley. Your roof in particular can be highly susceptible to damage caused by these brutal storms as well as other harsh weather we experience in Phoenix, AZ.

 

Monsoon Weather that can Damage Your Roof

Our monsoon storms here in Phoenix, AZ are sporadic and often times unpredictable despite the best efforts of our skilled meteorologists and weather experts. The storms and blow in quickly and leave a lot of damage in their paths. It’s important to be as prepared as possible for these damaging storms. Here are a few of the potential threats that blow in with these Arizona monsoon storms.

High Winds

If you’ve been in Phoenix for a while, you’ve probably experienced the spontaneous wind that is an inevitable sign of an impending monsoon storm. One minute everything is as calm as can be and the next, your patio furniture is being launched across your yard by a strong gust of wind. These high winds can be damaging to your home’s roof for a few different reasons.

One being the the strength of the wind can cause the roofing material whether it be tiles, shingles, etc. to lift up or come off completely and allow debris, rain, hail, and other harmful material to be exposed to your roof.

Another huge factor that comes into play with these damaging winds are trees. If you live in an area where trees are close to your home, their branches can easily be whipped around to disrupt the material on your roof. These branches being smacked down on top of your roof could rip off the roofing material, or even puncture holes through it allowing moisture and other material to pass through.

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The high monsoon winds in Phoenix, AZ could be very harmful to your roof and have the potential to cause extensive damage.

Heavy Rain

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Monsoon storms often are accompanied by heavy rain that cause flooding and lots  of other damages. Roofing in particular can be effected because heavy rain leaves your roof susceptible to moisture damages. Should the rain make it past the roofing material to your roof deck, the moisture will cause rot in the wood. Once the wood starts rotting, it can easily begin to spread to other areas of your home such as ceilings and walls.

When heavy rain is partnered with violent wind, they really have the potential to do some damage. The wind will pull up roofing material making it possible for the rain to make it’s way underneath.

Hail

While not always a prominent element of the monsoon storms we experience here in Phoenix, hail is still a possibility and can cause some serious damage to your roof. As you know, hail can range in size and intensity. Some hail storms have the ability to crack windshields, damage trees, and most certainly cause some problems to your roof. Depending on your type of roofing material, hail has the ability to crack or puncture holes in the outside of your roof. And just like rain, when accompanied with strong monsoon winds, it can become quite the damaging force.

Dust

Our infamous dust storms here in the Valley make for some awesome photo opportunities but can also create horrible driving conditions, power outages, wind damage, and more. They can also leave you with a gritty feeling in your teeth should you be outside when one blows in. In terms of dangers to your roof, dust storms have heavy winds that can cause extreme damage to your roof. And once that damage is caused, it leaves your roof exposed to dust and debris that the “dust storm” brings with it.

Other Types of AZ Weather Harmful to your Roof

In addition to the intense monsoon storms that blow into the Valley every year, there are also other dangers that mother nature has given us in Phoenix, Arizona that could attack the quality of your roof.

Sun Exposure

We are all aware of the dangers that sun exposure can cause to Phoenicians, that’s why we wear sunscreen any and everywhere that we go! However, it’s not often that we consider what the harsh sun does to our roofs. Unfortunately, the strong UV Rays will cause your roofing material to wear out and decline over time. The areas of your roof that bear the brunt of the UV Rays throughout the day will deteriorate at a faster rate than areas that are more shaded.

Heat

High temperatures are what we’re known for in Arizona. The heat, when it’s at it’s highest, not only takes a toll on the residents here, but it can also cause damage to your roof. When the heat is at it’s highest levels of intensity, it has been known to crack, and damage your roofing material as well as weaken your roof deck.

Protecting your Roof From Natural Threats

Being as unpredictable as our weather is in Arizona, its difficult to protect your roof from these natural threats. However, there are some steps you can take to give you roof the best odds for standing up against Arizona monsoon storms and other damaging weather. For instance, you can get up on your roof to inspect it for signs of damage. Visible holes or cracks indicate that there is a problem. For a more extensive inspection, you can have a professional roofing contractor come to your home and search for signs of damage. It’s usually a good rule of thumb to have your roof inspected once a year. Also, before monsoon season, make sure that your trees are trimmed. Remember we talked about those tall trees whipping their branches around and puncturing holes in your roof? Trimming your trees will reduce the risk of this happening.

Professional Roofing Contractors in Phoenix, AZ

Whether you need an inspection, roofing repair after a big storm, or even a complete roof replacement due to significant damage, KY-KO Roofing is the company to call!