NAPLES, Fla. — To raise awareness of the significance of roofs to every home and business, stress the value of professional roofing contractors, and promote the good deeds of the industry, Kelly Roofing will recognize National Roofing Week taking place Aug. 23-29.

Organized by the National Roofing Contractors Association, National Roofing Week is a reminder that the roof is one of the most important components of every structure. It is the first line of defense against natural elements, such as rain, snow or wind, yet it is often taken for granted until it falls into disrepair.

National Roofing Week enables roofing professionals to engage in their communities and inform the public about the essential role roofs and professional roofing contractors play in every community, as well as the importance of making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system.

During National Roofing Week, Kelly Roofing will showcase how important roofs are for a high quality of life and how they give back to their local community.

“Participating in National Roofing Week is vital to the success of roofing contractors and roof owners alike,” said Ken Kelly, president of Kelly Roofing. “I believe our work to highlight the importance of the roofing industry contributes to the many awards we have garnered, from the Duro-Last Admiral award to continually being named on the Top 100 Contractors of the Year list. The recognition we receive in turn allows us to share our blessings with those in our community, like Ms. Harris.”

According to Kelly, since 2017, Harris and her grandchildren have been living with a low quality of life due to a severely damaged roof from Hurricane Irma. Kelly said what may have started as an easy repair grew to falling ceilings, mold, a destroyed A/C unit, and water dripping weeks after a rainstorm. The condition was so bad the family was about to lose their home.

“Despite the destroyed roof and the resulting hardships, Ms. Harris remains upbeat with a ready smile. As the guardian of two grandchildren and a hospice care-giver, she is dedicated to caring for others, putting her health at risk during COVID-19," Kelly said. "It was an honor to install a new roof so Ms. Harris and her grandchildren can improve their quality of life — and also keep their home.

“This story is just one reason why National Roofing Week is so important. The roof is often the last thing people think about when it comes to their safety, but we recognize it as one of the most important aspects of having a worry-free, high-quality life.”