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.
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.
6 Ways to Prepare Your Utah Home for Winter
Winter will be here before you know it. Is your home properly prepared for falling temperatures, snow, and sleet? A little preventative maintenance now will help ensure your home can withstand both the harsh winter weather and the spring thaw. Here are six tips to help you get started.
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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