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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.

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.

Keep your roof safe with these shingle roof maintenance tips

With regular shingle roof maintenance, your roof can last for a long time. In this article, we have shared four summer shingle roof maintenance tips.

When in doubt, contact KY-KO Roofing to schedule a free roofing inspection.

First: What are shingle roofs?

Shingles are one of the most versatile and flexible roofing materials. They are available in a wide variety Shingle Roof Maintenanceof different shapes and sizes. The shingles can be adapted to different shapes, angles and forms allowing custom roofing solution.

The shingles can be installed to simulate sophisticated architectural styles. They also serve as an affordable alternative to tile roofing. 

1. Call KY-KO to have our roofers inspect the roof for damage

You should walk around your home and check for the signs of shingle roof damage from the ground. But, for the view from the roof, call in a professional. Climbing onto your own roof without proper knowledge, training, and equipment can be extremely hazardous.

Even if you detect a single damaged shingle, call KY-KO. One or two missing shingle may seem like a minor issue. But, when shingles are broken or damaged, it compromises the rest of the shingles that are remaining on the roof.

Strong winds can remove large sections of the missing shingles if they are not replaced. With the summer monsoons on the way, you will want KY-KO to help you inspect for shingle damage and get it repaired immediately. Missing or damaged shingles can spell a roofing disaster during a severe storm.

2. Clean the debris

Debris—including dust, leaves, and twigs—tend to accumulate on the roof over time. This debris can collect beneath or in-between the objects placed on the roof, such as the pipes and air conditioners.

It’s essential that you clean the debris from the roof during the summers. This is important to prevent the deterioration of the shingles.

3. Cut back overhanging branches

Tree branches that hang over the roof can cause damage to shingle roofing. You should cut back the overhanging limbs to avoid any damage. Also, you should remove dead limbs that may fall on the shingles.

It’s recommended that you cut trees at the edge of your home to prevent them from causing damage to the roof. If you need help and advice on this front, give KY-KO Roofing a call for your free roofing inspection.

4. Inspect and maintain gutters

Water and other debris will collect on the roof due to a clogged gutter. That’s why it’s essential that you regularly check and clean the gutters. If they are not cleaned on a regular basis, mildew and plants will weed its way up the roof and damage the shingles. Regular cleaning of the gutters will help avoid costly shingle repairs down the road.

Call KY-KO Roofing for shingle roof maintenance tips and advice

Shingle roofs are preferred by most homeowners due to the excellent curb appeal that they provide to the home. With regular shingle roof maintenance, your roof can last for decades. Call KY-KO Roofing to schedule your free roofing inspection.

We have a team of experienced professionals who can expertly install and repair shingle roofs. You can count on us for solving all kinds of roofing problems.