Blueprints and Dollars - 5 Ways Your Energy Inefficient Home is Draining Your Wallet

5 Ways Your Energy Inefficient Home is Draining Your Wallet

Energy efficiency has become a trendy topic as Americans look for ways to minimize their carbon footprint. However, the advantages of building or remodeling a home to be more energy efficient are not only environmental but also financial.

An inefficient home could be costing you substantially through your monthly energy bills, in addition to decreasing the comfort level of your living space and your overall quality of life. While each energy inefficient feature alone may have a negligible impact, the negative effects begin to cumulate if your home on the Wasatch Front possesses two or more.

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6 Easy Steps to Inspect Your Roof After a Storm

Naturally, storms awe us all with their demonstrations of the overwhelming power of nature — astounding lightning, jarring thunder, intense winds, torrential rains. Yet, after a big storm passes, people tend to forget about it so quickly that it doesn't even occur to them to check for roof damage. That's a serious oversight because roof damage from a storm can put your home's structure, contents, and the occupants living in it at serious risk. So, a roof inspection should be your first priority after a storm.

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Risks of Putting Off Roof Leak Repairs

If you've looked out your window and noticed your neighbors undergoing roof repairs, there is a good chance that this may be something your home can benefit from as well. While the need for roof leak repairs is obvious, it is best not to wait until the outside starts coming in before you start thinking about this process. Putting off roof leak repairs can lead to even more problems, so it is best to deal with mild to moderate damage early in order to help keep yourself and your family protected.

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How to Submit a Roofing Insurance Claim

The roofing insurance claim process can be frustrating at times. Especially for those who have never had to deal with roof replacement insurance claims in the past. The problem is that each insurance company has its unique process of requirements for making a roof replacement insurance claim. The better you understand the process of submitting insurance claims for roof damage, the greater your odds of having your claim approved on time.

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Energy Efficient Roof in Salt Lake City Utah

5 Tips for Choosing Energy Efficient Roofing

Roofing is something we rarely consider in our daily lives. If we do have to think about it, it’s often because something is wrong. We want to get past that stigma and help you think positively about roofing. More specifically, we want to help you think about how to make your roofing more energy efficient. A little proactive effort can save you a lot of money and improve your quality of life. These tips from Vertex Roofing SLC roofing contractors will get you started.

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4 Reasons Why Gutters are Essential for Every Home

Gutters are One of the Most Important Parts of Your Home

Roof inspectors should inspect the gutters and downspouts when performing the scheduled roof inspections. The roof inspector should ensure that your house gutters are the appropriate size, that the downspouts divert the water at least four or six feet away from the foundation of the house, and that they are free of cracks, holes, and rust.

Often, homeowners tend to focus on other aspects of the roof and ignore the importance of rain gutters. In this post, we discuss the purpose of gutters on a house and why you need them.

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