http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/ Local Roofing Contractor in Greater Charlotte | North Carolina Roof Repair and Replacement Copmany 2014-06-02T15:00:00.05Z Kaiser Siding and Roofing are your local expert roofing contractors providing quality roof repair and roof replacement services in Matthews, Charlotte, Huntersville and the nearby areas. Call for a free estimate! © 2014 http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/about-us/news-and-events/21629-is-it-a-leaky-roof-the-damage-and-danger-a-roof-look-can-cause.html Is it a leaky roof? The damage and danger a roof look can cause. 2016-03-16T00:00:00.05Z Kaiser Siding and Roofing (North Carolina) <p>&nbsp; Most homeowners overlook the possibility of a roof leak. They don't want to admit that it's a possibility, or that it isn't a huge concern. Some people convince themselves that the problem is really something else and not the roof. Others can't foresee the damage or future issues that ignoring a leaky roof can cause. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; Regardless of why a homeowner may have chosen to ignore the problem initially, it's important to be aware of the effects a leaky roof can have. Knowing the seriousness of of the problem you don't want to admit your home has, gives you the incentive you need to contact a local roofing contractor for a roof inspection.</p> <p>&nbsp; Water leaking into the home can cause extensive damage, sometimes invisible to the homeowner. Crumbling drywall and mold growth in the attic or walls behind sheetrock and insulation can cause an unhealthy living environment. Damage like this gets more expensive to repair as the damage spreads. In many cases this damage is the result of a small leak, and a simple fix like caulking around a pipe jack could prevent thousands in repairs inside the home.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><img class="left" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/3768/wind-damage_1448481342.jpg" alt="Your home could need tarping if any decking is exposed!" width="300" height="200" />In&nbsp;some cases the leak could be a much more substantial issue like missing shingles on the ridge, or exposed roof decking from broken or torn off shingles. Damage and exposure like this will cause not just interior damage, but rotting and extensive roof damage. And don't forget, if water is getting in, that means air is getting out. The money you pay to heat or cool your home is flying right out through the roof if it isn't in good shape. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;At the end of the day, if you see discoloration on the inside of your home, think you smell mold, see damp insulation in your attic, or just are worried about the damage recent storms might have done to your home, don't hesitate or brush it off. Call a well trained and professional local roofing contractor like Kaiser Siding and Roofing today to get your roof inspected!</p> 2016-03-16T00:00:00.05Z http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/about-us/news-and-events/21259-heavy-wind-storm-roof-damage-charlotte-nc-2242016.html Heavy Wind Storm & Roof Damage Charlotte, NC 2.24.2016 2016-02-28T00:00:00.05Z Kaiser Siding and Roofing (North Carolina) <p>Heave winds rolled through Charlotte, NC area on 2/24/2016, during which there were 4 confirmed tornadoes. If you have suffered damage to your roof please contact us for a free inspection on your home.</p> <p>Please visit WISTV's site for the full story:</p> <p><a href="http://www.wistv.com/story/16071685/heavy-rains-storms-possible-for-wednesday">http://www.wistv.com/story/16071685/heavy-rains-storms-possible-for-wednesday</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2016-02-28T00:00:00.05Z http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/about-us/news-and-events/20858-do-you-have-this-shingle-on-your-house.html Do You Have This Shingle on Your House? 2016-02-10T00:00:00.05Z Kaiser Siding and Roofing (North Carolina) <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/3767/doyouhavetheseshinglesonyourroof0218841ver10640360_1455122382.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="225" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a title="Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 " href="http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/">Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5</a></p> <p>At one time&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sparrowexteriors.com/defective-discontinued-shingles/">Atlas Chalet</a>&nbsp;was the dominant shingle used on new construction. Eventually the shingles were discontinued, resulting in a situation where this roof system is no longer repairable.</p> <p>In a recent interview with Fox 5, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgins made his opinion on damage to discontinued shingles clear.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;If they have storm damage then the insurance company needs to replace it,&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>&ldquo;The whole roof?&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>&ldquo;Yep. I think if they can&rsquo;t match these shingles because they&rsquo;re no longer being manufactured, then I think the insurance company probably ought to go ahead to satisfy the consumer and do the whole roof,&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;said commissioner Hudgins.</p> <p>The report singles out Allstate and American Family as being resistant&nbsp;to replacing storm damaged Atlas Chalet roofs. However, we have had clients whose roofs were replaced by both. So, before you write off your discontinued roof as a lost cause call us for a free evaluation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtgUju2GfgM">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtgUju2GfgM</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2016-02-10T00:00:00.05Z http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/about-us/news-and-events/20857-top-5-causes-for-leaky-roofs.html TOP 5 CAUSES FOR LEAKY ROOFS 2016-02-10T00:00:00.05Z Kaiser Siding and Roofing (North Carolina) <p><img src="https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQslnr-zXkqQXXK4vwSaa0UHBvLPAjaKAjw4s4NxGSZN8K-MdQa" alt="Image result for leaky roof" /></p> <p>Any roofing contractor can tell you that your roof is leaking &ndash; that much is obvious and the reason why the call is made in the first place. What requires expertise is determining the leak&rsquo;s origin and identifying its cause.</p> <p>As a leading roofing contractor, it is our business to diagnose these types of problems on a daily basis. Below is a list of the most common roofing problems that we encounter in regards to a leaky roof.</p> <h5>ROOFING PROBLEM #1: BROKEN SHINGLES</h5> <p>No matter which material a roofing shingle is made of, they are always susceptible to cracking, erosion and other damage. A shingle&rsquo;s job is to protect the roof from water damage and rotting. Being so high up on a roof, shingles are often out of range from a homeowner&rsquo;s vision and when damaged, go unnoticed. It doesn&rsquo;t take very long for a broken shingle to translate into a leak inside the home; therefore, regular inspections of your roof go a long way.</p> <h5>ROOFING PROBLEM #2: DAMAGED FLASHING</h5> <p>One of the biggest issues that we see in roofing systems is damaged flashing. Flashing is the metal material that is used to line joints, seams and other transition points on a roof to provide more strength and water protection to the roof. Because the material is metal, flashing is highly susceptible to corrosion, rusting and even bending with the natural shifting of a structure. Flashing is only visible in certain places, and can lie beneath the shingle surface. An experienced roofing contractor will know exactly where the flashing lies and will be able to inspect it safely without causing further damage to a roof.</p> <h5>ROOFING PROBLEM #3: PLUMBING AND VENTILATION LEAKS</h5> <p>Many homeowners have plumbing and ventilation systems ran through the roof of their house. Most roofing contractors advise against it, due to the frequent occurrence of leaks, but we see it all the time on roofing jobs. If you have a leak in your roof and pipes, hoses or other ventilation is in the vicinity, there&rsquo;s a good chance that this is the culprit. Hire a qualified roofing contractor to perform a professional inspection and diagnose the cause of your leak.</p> <h5>ROOFING PROBLEM #4: CRACKED OR CORRODED CHIMNEYS</h5> <p>In roofing, chimneys are also a common cause of roofing leaks. Whether the chimney is metal, brick or stone masonry, it can be susceptible to cracking, swelling, corrosion and other degradation over time. When we visit a roofing site with a chimney, it is one of the first places we inspect for a leak.</p> <h5>ROOFING PROBLEM #5: LEAKY SKYLIGHTS</h5> <p>Skylights are beautiful and add an enormous amount of sunlight to your home, but they can also inadvertently add water and cause leaks inside. A skylight is nothing more than a hole in your roof, covered by glass and secured with caulking and other materials that break down over time. If you have a leak in your roof and have had a skylight installed (whether it was recently or several years ago), this may very well be the cause.</p> 2016-02-10T00:00:00.05Z http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/about-us/news-and-events/20856-7-warning-signs-you-need-a-new-roof.html 7 Warning Signs You Need A New Roof 2016-02-10T00:00:00.05Z Kaiser Siding and Roofing (North Carolina) <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/3767/roof_1454095787.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="335" /></p> <p>A leak in your roof could be just one of many problems that shows it&rsquo;s time for a new roof. Check out the other signs here:&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1R4EE1m" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/1R4EE1m</a></p> 2016-02-10T00:00:00.05Z http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/about-us/news-and-events/20853-the-importance-of-maintaining-gutters.html The Importance of Maintaining Gutters 2016-02-10T00:00:00.05Z Kaiser Siding and Roofing (North Carolina) <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/3767/squirrel_1454079149.png" alt="" width="400" height="200" /></p> <p>Don't forget-maintaining your gutters is critical during the rainy season!&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1HcXmgt">http://bit.ly/1HcXmgt</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2016-02-10T00:00:00.05Z http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/about-us/news-and-events/20043-what-type-of-roofing-shingle-should-i-use.html WHAT TYPE OF ROOFING SHINGLE SHOULD I USE? 2015-06-23T00:00:00.05Z Meghan Simmons <p>When replacing a roof, one of the first decisions is what type of roofing shingles to choose. There are many materials to choose from, but here is a quick run-down of the most common:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;<a title="Asphalt Shingles" href="http://www.kaiserroof.com/asphalt-shingles/" target="_self">Asphalt Shingles</a>&nbsp;&ndash; Asphalt shingles are by far the most common roofing material. They come in many styles and colors, are relatively durable and are very cost-effective. They also work well in cold and snowy climates such as Columbus and Cincinnati. At Kaiser, we typically recommend 30-year shingles, meaning that they have a 30-year warranty. Customers who want even more durability can choose the 40-year shingles for a slightly higher price.</p> <p>&nbsp;2.&nbsp;<a title="Slate Shingles" href="http://www.kaiserroof.com/slate-roofing-shingles/" target="_self">Slate Shingles</a>&nbsp;&ndash; Slate shingles are known for their durability and style. However, they are a premium material so are relatively expensive. If you plan to be in your house or building for 50+ years, slate could be cost-effective in the long-run.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>3.&nbsp;<a title="Rubber Roofs / Flat Roofs" href="http://www.kaiserroof.com/flat-roofs-rubber-roofs/" target="_self">Rubber Roofs / Flat Roofs</a>&nbsp;&ndash; Many businesses and apartment buildings have flat roofs. For these types of buildings, you&rsquo;ll probably want to go with a rubber roofing material. If you live in a climate with a lot of ice and snow, make sure that your rubber roof is installed and maintained by a professional roofing contractor. In wintery conditions, snow and water can easily collect on flat roofs and seep in through any small holes or cracks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>4. Specialty Shingles &ndash; While less common, there are dozens of other shingle options, including Spanish tiles, cedar shakes, and concrete shingles. While these types of shingles can be very stylish and have specific benefits, they tend to be specific to certain regions and climates. For instance, Spanish tiles are common in the southwest and do best in warm, dry climates. Cedar shakes, on the other hand can be durable and attractive, but are not appropriate for climates with a high fire hazard.</p> 2015-06-23T00:00:00.05Z http://www.kaiserroofnc.com/about-us/news-and-events/20041-what-do-i-do-if-i-have-storm-damage-to-my-roof.html WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE STORM DAMAGE TO MY ROOF? 2014-06-04T00:00:00.05Z Kaiser Siding and Roofing (North Carolina) <p>It&rsquo;s the season of unpredictable weather. There have already been some major hail storms in the areas we serve &ndash; especially in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, and throughout Ohio. Here are some tips on what to do when you experience storm damage to your roof.</p> <p><strong>Filing an Insurance Claim:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;1.&nbsp;<strong>LOCATE YOUR POLICY</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Locate your homeowners insurance and policy number.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Insurance Company</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Policy Number</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Claim Number (write it down)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2.&nbsp;<strong>FILE YOUR CLAIM</strong></p> <p>Place a phone call to your insurance agent to receive specific details of your policy and correct filing procedure. You may choose to file your claim online, by visiting your Insurance company&rsquo;s website. Use the space above to write you claim number.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>3.&nbsp;<strong>MEET WITH YOUR AGENT&nbsp;AND&nbsp;OUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE</strong></p> <p>After your claim has been filed you will receive a phone call within 24-48&nbsp;&nbsp; hours to schedule an appointment with your insurance claim adjuster. At this point in the claim process please give your insurance adjuster your Sales Representative&rsquo;s contact information to avoid scheduling conflicts. It is in your best interest to have your Sales Representative present, as they will make sure you receive everything you are entitled to.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>4.&nbsp;<strong>INSURANCE ADJUSTER ITEMIZES THE DETAILS OF YOUR JOB</strong></p> <p>Once your Sales Representative and Insurance adjuster have an agreement on the scope of work that needs to be restored at your home, your claim is now approved. Your insurance adjuster will issue paper work that itemizes the work that needs to be completed for your project. Have your Sales Representative review the paper work before accepting your insurance agreement to ensure accuracy of the insurance estimate.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>5.&nbsp;<strong>YOUR INSURANCE CHECK IS ISSUED</strong></p> <p>Your insurance company will now issue a check for work to be performed. This check is often made out to yourself and your mortgage company. Your Sales Representative can help you through the correct procedure of endorsement by your mortgage company.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WHY CHOOSE KAISER FOR YOUR STORM DAMAGE REPAIRS?</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>At Kaiser Siding and Roofing we specialize in Storm restoration. We will take the time to thoroughly inspect your roof, siding, gutters, and soft metal, (window wraps, etc) for signs of visible storm damage, at no cost to you.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Often storm damage is not visible to the naked eye. This is where your trained sales representative is there to help. If we do find storm damage we will guide you through the insurance claim process. This will include negotiating the correct scope of work entitled to you. After the agreed scope of work, Kaiser Siding and Roofing will expertly install your new products for the amount stated by your insurance carrier. The only out of pocket expense to you, is your insurance deductible and any additional upgrade work you choose to have completed.</p> <p>We look forward to working with you and helping to improve the resale value of your home.</p> 2014-06-04T00:00:00.05Z