April 11 Hail Storm in Wylie, TX

If you ever wondered how often Google updates their aerial maps, here is a perfect example. This is an overview of Wylie, Texas so they at least did a flyover since the massive hail storm on April 11 of this year. You can see all the different colors of tarps on the roofs and we replaced several of these during the past two weeks. Check back in a year or so and it should look close to normal.google view

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.”

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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.
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