Why Replace Your Roof During the Summer in Utah

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.

With four distinct seasons to choose from, why replace your roof during the summer in Utah? While spring and fall sound like good options with cooler temperatures, you will also have to contend with unpredictable precipitation. Frigid cold or unbearable heat can make the installation more difficult. Summertime in Northern Utah is known as the dry season, with summer months offering mild temperatures averaging 81°F.

The Wasatch Front’s Best Roofing Weather

In the northern hemisphere, the summer season officially begins on June 21st with the Summer Solstice and wraps up on September 21st, just in time for Fall Equinox. The beginning of summer will be the ideal time to have your home or office roof replaced. But you'll want to avoid mid to late summer when we see peak heat temperatures across Northern Utah averaging 93°F. The higher temperatures, peaking around July 23rd, can heat up and dry out adhesive or scuff shingles when walked on.

Southern Utah's Best Roofing Weather

Residents of Southern Utah average over 300 beautiful, sunny days annually. But with summertime temps ranging between 95°F - 101°F, the extreme heat can seriously affect your home's energy efficiency during your roof replacement, not to mention the effect high temperatures can have on roofing materials making them less durable during installation. With an average of about eight inches annually, the ideal roofing conditions for Southern Utah will be late spring and early summer, after early spring showers and before the peak of the summer season.

Weather Conditions to Avoid During Roof Replacement

In Salt Lake City and most of Northern Utah, weather conditions can vary wildly from season to season. While we may not have Mother Nature's full cooperation, Utahans can predict what seasons to avoid major home improvement projects. Unfavorable weather conditions like high winds and precipitation can make a roofing project quickly become a nightmare for the roofers and end up extending the entire project's completion date.

The best possible scenario to have your roof replaced is a day with cloud cover, but warm enough to be outdoors comfortably. Your roofing professional will help you schedule the optimal time for your home or business roof replacement to avoid the following weather hazards:

  • Extreme Heat
  • Frigid Cold
  • High Winds
  • Rain, Hail, Sleet, and Snow

Summertime Roof Replacement in Utah with Vertex Roofing Professionals

Our certified roofing professionals at Vertex Roofing have been in the roofing industry for over 15 years, proudly serving residents along the Wasatch Front and throughout the state of Utah. We offer a roofing warranty and financing! Call Vertex Roofing Contractors at 801-438-6722 to request a free roof replacement estimate or CLICK HERE for our 24-hour quick quote service. Our team of reliable roofing experts will ensure that we work with you to schedule your summer roof replacement to ensure a smooth home improvement project from start to finish.

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Roof Repair from Skylight

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;

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Why Proper Ventilation is Important for Your Home Roof

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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Why It’s Important to Understand Roofing Certifications

Did you know that roofing is usually the most dangerous task undertake during house construction? In the roofing industry, the phrase “Owens Corning or Certainteed” carries a lot of weight. If you’ve heard it but you didn’t understand what it meant Vertex Roofing in Salt Lake City, Utah is here to help you. A company being roof certified means that it can effectively and efficiently inspect, assess, and repair roof damage. Homeowners who work with certified roofing companies such as Vertex Roofing can be assured of quality work and excellent service.

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Lessen Your Stress with a Certified Roofing Contractor

It’s been on your mind for a few years now, but the time has finally come to deal with replacing your roof. Thankfully this isn’t something we deal with often, but when the time comes, it’s going to cost time and money. It may be tempting to choose the lowest bid, but when it comes to roofing contractors, there is a lot more than job quotes that distinguishes the best in the business from everyone else. The best way to guarantee your new roof will be installed properly is to use a certified roofing contractor. Choosing the right company can lessen your stress now as well as down the road.

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How Snow and Ice Impact Your Roof

Prevent Damage by Preparing Your Roof for Winter Snow and Ice

While the glint and glimmer of freshly fallen snow may present the perfect backdrop for a photograph, it’s massive weight can create a number of serious problems resulting in expensive repairs to your home. Icicles on your gutters are an obvious red flag indicating damage, yet other conditions, such as ice dams, form beneath the snowfall on your roof without any visible warning signs. Regular roof and gutter inspections along with proper maintenance go a long way towards preventing problems, but heavy snowfall may need to be carefully removed from your rooftop to prevent collapse of the structure.
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5 Common Roofing Problems in Winter

Winter Hates Your Roof

Winter is here and with it comes cold howling winds, snow, and ice. These are all enemies of your roof. Between them, they can cause a host of problems that make winter a nightmare. At this point, it may be too late for you to do preventative maintenance, but if you know what to look for, you can stop major problems from developing.

1. Strong Winds

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Why is Roofing Insulation Important?

Did you know that you could be spending double the amount you need to in order to heat and cool your home? Here's what you need to know:

The Problem

Most of the total energy used in a home or business goes toward maintaining the temperature. But the wrong roofing insulation material could be costing you by failing to maintain a comfortable temperature, despite your HVACs’ best efforts. That’s because poorly insulated roofs allow half of the heat in a home or business in the winter (and cool air in the summer). Thus, wasted energy means you pay a higher utility bill and likely never feel comfortable.
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5 Simple Signs of Water Damage to Your Roof After a Storm  

Roofs degrade over long periods of time, but even new roofs may need repair. Wind and water damage is a common result after a large storm whips through. Wind can bend shingles or rip them off, branches and debris can drag across your roof, and clogged gutters might cause rainwater to back up. A roof in need of repair can create leaks and damage the inner-workings of your house. Take precaution beforehand. It’s important to inspect your roof if you think there’s even a slight chance of damage. Vertex Roofing is a full-service roofing company and a preferred contractor in Salt Lake City. We offer free estimates with 24-hour quick quote service.

Safeguard your home from further devastation. Below are five signs that your roof may have sustained water damage.

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Here’s Why Autumn is the Perfect Time for Preventative Maintenance on Commercial Roofs

Why Does Your Commercial Roof Need Maintenance?

While commercial roofing has come a long way regarding durability, semi-annual inspections and maintenance is essential to maintaining your roof and preventing premature wear or damage. Your commercial roof is part of your business assets and preserving that asset will save you costly repairs and replacements down the road.

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