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Protect Your Roof from Sun Heat

Summer heat and humidity have arrived in full force here in Kentucky. The sun and scorching heat do your roof no favors. While you’re able to cool off in air conditioning or take a quick dip in the pool your roof isn’t so lucky. Those scorching UV’s can cause extensive damage to the material composition of your roof. Because of this it’s important to have regular inspections to your roof to ensure it’s in the best condition, and why not? Most roofing companies offer a free estimate. The summer heat causes roof deterioration, leading to leaks and other roof issues….

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Shopping for Windows

Since Autumn means a Shift in weather it is the perfect time to make home improvements that will keep your home safe and more energy efficient for the colder months ahead and summers to come. Maybe you have noticed your home seems a bit drafty, you’ve noticed your energy bills increasing over time? Windows can dramatically change the appearance and insulation of your home. With the right window, you can transform a room and seal out harsh winds, snow, and rain. If your current windows seem outdated, damaged, cracked or broken and you’re looking to improve their quality & performance,…

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The Dripping in Your Gutters

You’re laying in bed and it’s raining outside. It’s not raining too hard, but the downspout is making an agonizing dripping sound. We’re sure this is something many people have experienced. This problem occurs when new gutters are installed in the fall. After the gutters go through their first winter they tend to have some small clogging issues, because of the customization of the gutter system. Most often, happening when squared downspouts are used. The water gets rushed to the downspout leaving little room for the water to go out all at once so the dripping sound occurs. This problem…

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What You Need to Know Before Cleaning Your Roof and Gutters This Spring

Although you might overlook your roof and gutters most of the year, spring is a perfect occasion to concentrate on these areas. After autumn and winter, both areas might be covered in tree debris. Gutters, in particular, can clog with just a few inches of twigs and leaves. Before you venture up to the rooftop, take a look at what you should consider before cleaning those areas this spring.   Wear the Proper Shoes Always choose a sturdy pair of shoes to access your roof and gutters. Pick shoes that have ample tread on the soles and sturdy ankle areas….

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10 coolest roof designs

1) Pool Roof If we are being honest, I think that we can all agree that we want a pool for a roof. However, this concrete home may boast a bit too much of a good thing. This astounding home is carved into a cliff that overlooks the Aegean Sea. The massive underground structure also features a roof-mounted pool that also doubles as a translucent ceiling. That is a view that you will not soon forget! http://inhabitat.com/crazy-home-carved-into-a-coastal-cliff-has-a-swimming-pool-roof/   2) Landscape Roof This home is so well-integrated into its surroundings that the landscape is literally a part of the home. These…

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Five Oddball Roofing Materials that Actually Work

A new roof is one of the best investments a homeowner can make. It increases the value and curb appeal of any business. Asphalt shingles are among the cheapest and most common of roofing choices. Selecting another roofing material will go a long way toward making a building unique. Welcoming Clay Tile The perfect look for a building with the soul of a Mediterranean villa, clay tiles evoke warm sea breezes and tropical beaches. Clay tiles are available in many glaze colors to suit personal tastes and any home decor. Clay tiles can cost up to $500 per square foot,…

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Your Roof’s Winter Rant List

Winter always seems to have a love/hate relationship with people in the Kentuckiana area. The excitement of the first snow and the beauty of fresh fallen snow in general, seems to get over powered a few days later with complaining about how dirty and ugly snow looks after it has stuck around for a few days. Then you get to February where spring seems to be right around the corner, but of course when your in Kentuckiana it could feel like spring one day, and the next a snow storm hits the area! Your roof, on the other hand, does…

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Commercial Roofing

Here at HKC, we not only specialize in home roofing but also commercial roofing for your business. When roofing for commercial purposes, things tend to be a bit more complicated then home roofing just because there are so many different options to choose from. Options for roofing material that we specialize in are flat roofing, asphalt, copra, decra, elastrometric, standing seam, and ecostar. If you are thinking about switching material  types from your original roof we would be more than happy to help you make the best decision for your business, or just help you replace old materials. The price…

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Don’t Fall This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to take care of your home. The temperature has dropped a bit, the scenery is gorgeous and there is still ample time to prepare your roof and gutters for winter. Taking care of a few details on your home can make a huge difference for you and your family. At HKC Roofing we are happy to help you with your roof and gutters leaving you with more time to enjoy the leaves, hayrides, and trick or treating that come with the fall season! Here are a few things we recommend having done to prepare your home...
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Leaky Roofs: Common Signs and Causes

Having a roof over your head is something that many of us take for granted. The health of your roof is rarely considered, until of course it springs a leak. While the problem may seem to be a minor inconvenience – just a few drops of water here and there – in reality, you may be looking at a potential crisis. By the time you actually experience even a minor roof leak, the problems hidden in your home may have become serious, and expensive to fix. Leaks can cause a variety of nasty problems such as damaged ceilings, water stains,...
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