The color of your roof can add value to your home and impact its energy efficiency either in a positive way or negatively, depending on your choice. Homeowners have a wide selection of roofing materials to choose from and each material offers a broad palette of colors to express your personal style. While the roofing material you decide on will most directly affect your home's energy efficiency, the color you select will also directly impact energy savings.
Looking for ways to roof on a shoestring budget? Planning for a roof replacement project is a significant challenge for most homeowners. The total cost of labor and materials can increase drastically, inflating your budget. Vertex Roofing has skilled contractors who can handle sophisticated roof replacements. Here are five tips to manage your roof replacement costs.
With the extreme weather cycles Utahns experience in a single calendar year - your asphalt roof is put to the test. From spring storms, scorching heat and harsh winter weather with hefty snow accumulation; the asphalt shingles protecting your home need a little TLC to prevent premature deterioration. Regular roof maintenance to remove debris and organic growth like algae, mold or moss will maximize the performance and service life of your asphalt shingle roof.
A home can feel like an impenetrable fortress that protects you from the concerns of the outside world, but a home still has to obey the laws of physics and engineering. If you have noticed dips in your ceiling or your door frames, especially during intense weather, then your roof may be struggling to support the weight on it.
Asphalt shingles have remarkable features that end up gifting us with stronger, more efficient and better-looking roofs. With time, the roofing materials will give in to weather elements which call for an immediate roof replacement. Here are the key aspects to explore as you consider installing asphalt roofing shingles in 2018 and beyond.
Did you know that weather-related damage accounts for more than half of all homeowner's insurance claims? Yup, you read that right. Thunderstorms, hail, wind, and rain can all leave you looking at a major repair bill. The worst part about that is the fact that most of these claims are totally preventable. If you follow a simple checklist in the Summer and do the right maintenance, you could avoid the damage almost completely. So, how do you get started on protecting your Utah home? Continue reading "7 Summer Home Maintenance Tips"
Have You Checked Your Building For Dry Rot?
Do you live in home that was built more than a decade ago? Are you in an area prone to flooding, destructive storms, or termites? Depending on where you live, roof rot can be a quick failure or a long-term problem that causes a collapse when you least expect it. Especially when dealing with dry rot in wood materials, you need to keep an eye on both your wooden building materials and any material that could hold old water or house fungus.
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If you need a new roof on your home or office, you have several decisions to make including choosing an experienced roofing contractor and selecting the type of roofing materials. No matter what type of roofing material you choose, scheduling your project alongside the optimal weather for installation will ensure your project stays on schedule. If your new roof is installed during poor weather or under temperatures that are too cold or too warm, issues may arise that will put your home improvement investment behind schedule. Continue reading "Why Replace Your Roof During the Summer in Utah"
Are you in need of a roof repair due to a skylight leak? Vertex Roofing offers affordable roofing services to residents of Salt Lake City, Utah. Our technicians are self-motivated. We provide quality work within an incredibly short duration.
Causes of Roof Damage from Skylights
Frequently, skylights make a small room appear large. They also illuminate it with natural sunlight. However, if you don't install them appropriately, your skylight roof might start leaking. Check out for the following causes if your roof is leaking;
Proper Ventilation is Key to a Comfortable Home
Although most people don't think about it too often, ventilation is vital for the comfort of your home. When air gets stagnant, problems are likely to occur. A properly installed roof and attic should have the necessary components for ventilation, but it's better to check your roof ventilation periodically. Especially in the harsh winters and dreadful summers, ventilation is key. Not only is your comfort at risk, so is the structure of your home. During the winters, the snow-buildup on your roof can cause severe damage if your roof isn't ventilated properly. Your roof needs natural air circulation. Without it, this snow can thaw, then refreeze in the gutters, which results in ice dams. It may seem like a minimal process, but a small amount of air circulation can cause the temperatures to be slightly warmer for your roof, which helps prevent these frustrating ice dams.
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