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What You Need to Know to Extend the Life of Your Tile Roof

July 26th, 2017|

 

Your tile roof is a beautiful and functional investment in your home, so you want to make sure that you get the most from it. Keep these strategies in mind to make your tile roof last as long as possible, in the best condition possible.

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Why Other Roofers Recommend Kelly Roofing for Roof Repairs

July 24th, 2017|

 

It may seem unusual that Kelly Roofing’s competitors would recommend us. But this is true and there are compelling reasons why. Kelly Roofing has roofing expertise that goes above and beyond many of our competitors.

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Ask These Questions When Deciding to Replace Your Tile Roof

July 10th, 2017|

Smart homeowners plan ahead, but sometimes we all need a little help in knowing which questions to ask, and what to be looking for. Here are the questions you should be asking yourself if you are trying to decide whether to replace your tile roof.

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Why Doesn’t Building Code Require Flashing?

June 19th, 2017|

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Tile roofing is the most popular roof system in the world. In every other location, except for Florida, there are requirements to install flashings for tile roofs. In Florida, a strong builder lobby has convinced the Florida Building Code Commission that flashings are not necessary and that having an underlayment will keep water out. These lobbying efforts have resulted in cheaper roofs, but these tile roofs need to be replaced more frequently as well.

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Make the Best Choice by Going Platinum

June 12th, 2017|

When it comes to having the roof replaced on your home, workmanship quality plays a key role in your new roof’s performance and longevity. This makes it essential to hire a roofer who does high-quality work, but how do you make the best choice when you’re comparing roofing companies in the Naples area? The easy way to gain peace of mind that you’re getting a top-quality roof is choosing Owens Corning shingles and having them installed by a Platinum Preferred contractor.

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Make Sure Your Roof and Home are Ready When You Sell

June 5th, 2017|

Selling your home is full of big decisions:
o   What should I price the home at?

o   What should I do to prepare for the sale?

o   What am I liable for after the sale?

o   How much should I invest before selling?

o   Which realtor should I use?

In Southwest Florida towns, such as Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, there are thousands of homes for sale.

One of the items every buyer looks at is the roof. Making sure your roof is ready for sale will ensure you get the most money for your home and provide value to the new owner.

As the most highly rated roofing contractor in Southwest Florida, Kelly Roofing has assisted thousands of customers in selling their home by putting the roof in a condition of sale. Here are the steps you should take when selling your home:

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Everything You Need to Know About Algae Discoloration — A Guide for Your Roof

May 8th, 2017|

 

If you have dark streaks developing on your roof, you might think it’s due to moss, fungus, tree droppings or just accumulated dirt. Here in our area of Florida, this black/brown discoloration is often caused by algae, and it can affect almost any type of roofing material including asphalt shingles, tile, slate, shakes, composite roofing and even metal. […]

Foam and Screws: A Super Combination for Tile Roof Wind Resistance

May 1st, 2017|

 

 

From the 1950s–1990s, mortar was typically used to set roof tiles on Naples-area homes, but the wind damage caused by the devastating hurricanes of 1992 and 2004 showed the vulnerability of this installation method. Since then, new installation techniques have been introduced that help reduce uplift and improve wind mitigation, in particular foam adhesives and screws. […]

High Power Roof — The Tesla Solar PV Roofing System

April 13th, 2017|

Post Updated: 8/9/17

Tesla, the company that’s synonymous with clean energy technology, unveiled their latest innovation late last year – the Solar PV Roofing System.
Tesla’s Solar PV Roof System – A Proven Concept That’s Here to Stay
Although the Solar PV Roof System is a new concept here in the U.S., roof systems with embedded solar collectors […]

Case Study: World Tennis Center

April 3rd, 2017|

 

When you need a flat roof replacement on your Naples, Florida property, you face a weighty decision about the best type of roofing material to use and who to hire to install it. Before you make a decision, we’d like you to consider the experience of the Naples’ World Tennis Center. It was seventeen years ago this month that we were tasked with replacing the low-slope roof on the facility’s pro shop, restaurant and conference center. After comparing the performance and value of different roofing systems, we recommended the single-ply membrane manufactured by Duro-Last. […]

Why Top Flashing is a Critical Element in Your Tile Roof

March 13th, 2017|

A tile roof can last for 50 years or decades longer, if proper installation methods are followed and critically important elements are incorporated. Top flashing is one such element that’s essential to keep a tile roof watertight. […]

Case Study: Armando’s Shopping Center

February 27th, 2017|

Here at Kelly Roofing, we sometimes get a call for help from a commercial property owner who’s had a bad roofing experience. Recently, the owners of Armando’s Shopping Center contacted us about their leaking roof.

We were surprised to hear that the roof was only 7 months old, but it was leaking worse than the older roof they’d had replaced. […]