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Kelly Roofing’s Duro-Last Roof Outlasts Hurricane Irma

April 12th, 2018|

Just how strong was Hurricane Irma in September of 2017? We all know it was a Category 4 when it landed, and many of us remember it had the second-fastest winds of any Atlantic Ocean storm (as reported by Scientific American). 

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Tile Roof Maintenance Best Done By Professionals

March 19th, 2018|

If your tile roof is installed properly, it can easily withstand our extreme Florida weather and last for at least 50 years. Periodic maintenance is a necessity to keep your roof watertight and looking its best, though. While there are some maintenance tasks you can tackle yourself, it’s wise to leave most to an experienced professional roofer. […]

What You Need to Know about Wind and Your Tile Roof

March 5th, 2018|

Wind mitigation is a term every Florida homeowner should know. It describes the practice of specific building techniques designed to limit roof damage inflicted by high winds. Your insurance company uses this term when accessing your roof’s durability in the face of high winds, tropical storms and hurricanes.
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Does Your Roofer Have Sufficient Storm Damage Expertise?

February 19th, 2018|

Unsurprisingly, many Florida roofers claim to have expertise in fixing hurricane damage. For emergency roofing, Naples residents with long experience battling nature know that very few residential roofers have what it takes to come back from a harrowing storm. The complexity of roof repair after a major hurricane is many times greater than the challenges from, say, a simple leak.

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How PACE Can Help Finance Your Home Improvement Project

January 15th, 2018|

Upkeep on a home is an expensive proposition, and high household energy bills are a major financial burden for homeowners here in Florida. If you’ve wanted to make efficiency-wise home improvements to lower your energy expenses, now there’s an affordable financing alternative that can let you tackle them all at one time: the PACE program.

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What is Wind Mitigation and Why is it Important?

January 8th, 2018|

As a Fort Myers homeowner, you know that our coastal location results in an increased risk of wind damage during hurricane season, and high homeowner’s insurance premiums. Wind mitigation offers a way for you to get some relief from both of these issues.

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How to Help Expedite the Post Storm Repair Process

December 18th, 2017|

With the enormous storms that have battered Florida, we often forget how little things can affect us, too. The little steps you take to help when your local roofer provides emergency roofing repairs can actually speed up the process. For emergency roofing, Naples homeowners can help not only themselves but their many distressed neighbors, too. When your roofer can get through your home’s repairs faster because of steps you take, the roofer can get to the next job — possibly your neighbor’s roof — more quickly. […]

Best Ways to Deal with Stress After Storm Damage!

December 4th, 2017|

 

When a severe storm moves through the Naples area and damages your roof, it’s a traumatic experience. The best way to recover from storm damage is to partner with an experienced, trusted local roofing contractor who can minimize your stress by providing the following skills and services: […]

How to Best Help Your Roofer After a Storm

November 30th, 2017|

Fort Myers’ location on the Gulf Coast leaves it vulnerable during severe storms, so experienced local roofers make sure they’re well prepared with dedicated crews standing by so they can respond promptly when area homeowners need help. To help a roofer provide the crucial assistance you need with a storm-damaged roof, you should take the following steps now, before the next storm occurs: […]

Is There a Storm Chaser at Your Door? Look Away!

November 27th, 2017|

The Fort Myers area took a pummeling from recent storms, and we all know we will face many more episodes of heavy weather in the years to come. This means homeowners must brace themselves not only for storm damage but for storm chasers hoping to take advantage of them. Here is how to protect yourself from these scam artists. […]

How to Spot Secret Storm Damage

November 20th, 2017|

When a bad storm moves through the Naples area and there’s no apparent damage to your home’s roof, you might breathe a big sigh of relief. Thinking your roof is fine without investigating fully can have costly future consequences, though, because hidden damage may not reveal itself right away. For safety, you shouldn’t climb up on your roof after a storm, so it’s wise to have an experienced roofing pro check for secret storm damage like: […]

1 Broken Shingle or Tile = 1 New Roof — Here’s How!

November 14th, 2017|

If you’re like many homeowners in the Naples area, you might mistakenly believe that your homeowner’s insurance will only pay for a new roof if yours gets severely damaged by a covered peril listed in your policy. If you’re under this impression, you may not bother filing a claim for minor roof repairs because you’re responsible for a deductible. You might be surprised to learn that under certain circumstances, you can be entitled to a new roof even if the extent of the damage is just one broken tile or torn shingle.
Here, we’ll explain how you could qualify for a new roof, based on Florida state law and 2017 building code. […]