You can depend on us for the expert installation of all types of roofing materials. We've been in business for over 14 years, and our crew goes through extensive annual training to ensure that we're up to date on all the latest roofing materials and methods.
Asphalt shingle roofs
Wood shake roofs
Clay tile roofs
Modified bitumen — self-adhering using cold process or a heat application
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Built-up roof systems
Accredited Roofing presents Kanga Roof specializes in the installation, preservation and repair of cedar shake and shingle roofs.
The wet and windy weather conditions we have here in the St. Louis area can cause homeowners to think about their roofs. Thankfully, those with wood roofs have an expert they can turn to with all of their questions and concerns. Accredited Roofing presents Kanga Roof, specializes in the installation, preservation and repair of cedar shake and shingle roofs. It is, in fact, the only company in St. Louis metropolitan area with a service department dedicated to maintaining and repairing wood roofs.
Though many homeowners panic when they see evidence of a leak, owner Steve Bovinett believes that the most important thing they should understand is that there is rarely pressure to make a quick decision about the replacement of a roof. “Even a visible leak can be fixed temporarily,” he says, “in order to allow a customer adequate time to consider their options.” Mike Norman, head of installation for Accredited Roofing presents Kanga Roof, also notes that leaks which appear during wind-driven rainstorms may be limited to that isolated event, and he always suggests a conservative approach to repair.
This sort of thorough and honest assessment is one factor that sets us apart from other roofing contractors. “Even an older roof whose care has been neglected may still be functional,” Bovinett says. “We are not just selling for today, but are trying to provide customers with the information they need to evaluate their situation and make educated decisions.”
Bovinett & Norman suggest homeowners receive an evaluation of their wood roof whether they are having a problem or not, in order to help them assess its current condition and future progression. They encourage customers to be present during the assessment when, according to Bovinett, his company can provide insight and discuss the options available to the homeowner. “We believe that providing education about our services, products and the contracting industry is the honest and professional way to assist homeowners,” he says. “You will learn more about your wood roof by viewing it with a professional than you would by reading any proposal.”
Protect the Cedar Roof that Protects your Home
Cedar is a beautiful and durable roofing material that can add value to a home with its many benefits. It is a classic material, indigenous to North America and used in the construction of some of the country’s oldest and most elegant communities, but there are also practical reasons for its use. It is naturally rot resistant, sustainably harvested, completely renewable and biodegradable.
Wood comes in a range of lengths, thickness and grades, installed with different amounts reveal. Bovinett explains that these are some of the variables that affect price and longevity of a roof and should be detailed on any estimate. “Cedar represents itself well,” he says. “It always looks great, but that does not necessarily mean it has been installed correctly.” All of Accredited Roofing presents Kanga Roof installations are built to code and above. This includes lining the roof valleys with ice and water shield, wrapping pipe vents, skylights and chimneys and using top-grade stainless steel fasteners. The company also offers clients a complete package of services, such as the installation of copper gutters and all types of gutter guards to accompany their installation, maintenance or repair.
The main enemies of wood roofs are sunlight and moisture; water penetrates the wood, causes swelling and then the sun dries it, causing damage including cupping, curling and splitting. If not removed, moss harbors moisture which leads to rot and in time can require significant repair or even replacement. Preservation makes economic sense. One of our mottos is “Preserve It Now, Replace It Later.” Treatment can begin as early as 10 months to a year after installation and needs to be repeated every five to six years. After a thorough cleaning, a wood preservative specifically designed for cedar roofs is applied in one of three natural cedar color selections. This treatment provides UV and moisture protection to prevent damage and control decay. Proper maintenance will preserve the condition and appearance of a wood roof, thereby protecting the investment.
Bovinett is passionate about this business. “We want to create a customer who will be with us for the life of the home,” he says. Our reputation and qualifications have earned satisfied customers in both states.
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About Kanga Roof
Accredited Roofing presents Kanga Roof is your one-call solution for roofing, gutter guard, and siding needs.
We've been in business for over 14 years, and our crew is eager to hop into action and provide a wide range of home improvement services. Call us today for a FREE consultation and estimate.