Bays In Roofing

Bays in Roofing

Bays In Roofing

We’ve seen many roofing trends change over the years. While this can be partially due to changes in style, it is mainly due to the innovations in roofing. Roofs today are made from the best materials and designed to last for a few decades. This is great news for homeowners as well as businesses, since roofing can be expensive. Some aspects of your business or home’s architecture will remain timeless. Bay windows are one of them. We’ll be discussing bays in roofing windows and their impact.

Kennedy Roofing and Carpentry is available in Sarasota for commercial and residential roof repairs.

What Is A Bay?

A bay is the space between two openings in a building. It also includes architectural elements and recesses. An opening is a window or door. Some architects use bays in roofing to indicate how many bays a building has. This can be used to determine how long it is. Bay windows are a popular architectural feature in homes. These bay project outwards, creating a sitting space that allows you to gaze out. Bay windows come in many different shapes and sizes, including rectangles and octagons. Some of the most iconic buildings in the world have bay windows. Bay windows add beauty to the building and can also be added to smaller homes by being installed on the top floors.

What Does Bay Windows Have To Do With Roofing?

Bay windows have their own space so you will need a small roofing system to cover them. Installing a smaller roof requires just as much attention to install as a regular roof. Flashing is the material that keeps water out. It will ensure a tight seal which will prevent leaks. This is a problem Kennedy Roofing and Carpentry Sarasota often sees with bay windows. Bay windows can leak due to flashing that is not installed correctly or, more often, from the window directly above them. Water can get into bay windows from leaking windows above them if they are not properly caulked.

We see a lot of window leaks in roofing repairs. The likelihood of leaks increasing is due to a crack in roofing materials or damage to your home’s exterior materials. Leaking windows can cause major damage to your ceilings, flooring, insulation, and drywall. Your local roofing company should inspect and repair them as soon as possible. Window leaks can be caused by poor house design, improper window installation, or a lack of maintenance.

Window Leaks
  • Avoidance of overhangs that direct water away from your home
  • Fascia can be incorrectly installed. Fascia boards should be angled inwards.
  • Poor installation methods
  • Use of inept flashing material
  • Caulking is missing
  • Broken glass seal
  • Paint seal missing, which should be visible from the window

Kennedy Roofing And Carpentry Advantage

Your roof is an important aspect of your home or business. Kennedy Roofing and Carpentry is your Sarasota roofer. We recommend that you have a roof inspection on a yearly basis. You will be able to identify any roof problems quickly so that they can be repaired before major damage occurs.

 Kennedy Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years. We service a multitude of areas in West Central Florida including Anna Maria Island, Plant City,  Apollo Beach, Bradenton, Brandon, and Seffner, Ellenton, Gibsonton, Longboat Key, North Port, Port Charlotte, Valrico, PalmettoPunta Gorda, Riverview, Sarasota, Sun City Center, Tampa Bay, Venice, Lake Whales, and all points in between! All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. Our Owens Corning shingle roofs are backed by a 50-Year Platinum Warranty that includes materials and labor. While most of our business is residential, we also handle commercial roofing projects. Check out our 5-star reviews and be sure to contact us today for your quote and more information on bays in roofing!

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