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Beware of Roofing Storm Chasers!

Recently we had a storm chaser try and take advantage of one of our customers. They quickly figured it out and called Kangaroo, a local and trusted roofer, before it was too late! Don’t fall victim to stormchasers! Call a local and experienced roofer to take care of you and your home!

Angie’s Lists notes that “chasers know how the insurance companies work, and based on the square footage of the roof, they can figure out how much it will cost to put on a cheap new roof. The homeowner gets burned because the storm chaser only does the bare minimum to replace the roof, but doesn’t address any other problems, or restore the roof to its original condition.”


Too Much Ventilation Isn’t A Good Thing

Sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad! Here is an example of how NOT to do attic ventilation. This roofer placed a ridge vent next to 2 static vents and a wind turbine. Instead of the wind turbine drawing air from the perimeter soffit vents like it should, it just circulates the hot air around and between the ridge and static vents. Since we are replacing this roof in the near future, we are going to seal off the ridge and static vents and just have the wind turbine to actively remove the hot air from the attic. Delaware

Importance of Attic Ventilation

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, lists the types of damage that can result from not having proper attic ventilation:
– Premature aging of your roofing system (“fried” shingles)
– Warping, cracking, or breaking down of wood framing
– Damage to siding, exterior or interior paint, and wallpaper

A properly ventilated attic can help reduce the load on your air conditioner by moving the super-heated air out of your attic before it builds up and causes damage.

This photo shows a few different vent options to properly ventilate your attic. We are GAF Certified Roofing Contractors and can help you figure out the best way to ventilate your home.
Vents collage on a roof

Aftermath of Wylie, TX Hail Storm- Signs for Roof Damage

Wylie, Texas has been devastated by two recent hail storms. Here are several pictures of homes we have re-inspected in Wylie this week. This hailstorm has obvious signs of damage like this window and one of our yard signs. Many times hail damage isn’t so obvious so look for the potential signs listed below. Don’t forget roof damage isn’t completely visible from the ground and calling a qualified professional to inspect your roof is ideal. Do not wait until it is too late. It could take years before roof damage causes leaks that you notice. It might be too late to file a claim at this point.

Signs your roof might have hail damage:
– Aggregate in your gutters
– Damaged window ledges
– Nicks in your siding. This can cause splitting and lead to leaks.hailbroken window from hailKangaroo Contractors sign

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