5 Myths About Metal Roofing

When you are looking to replace your roof and are interested in finding roofing materials that will stand the test of time, a metal roof will be your most effective option. As with any significant advancement comes a mix of fact and fiction and metal roofs are no different. While there are multiple myths surrounding metal roofs below are five of the most common.

Myth # 1 – A Metal Roof Will Eventually Rust

When you think of metal, you often think of rust, but with a metal roof, the material and preparation help to prevent them from any rust damage. The steel roof is covered with a metallic coating that includes zinc or a mixture of aluminum and zinc which is then bonded to the steel.

Myth #2 – A Metal Roof Will Attract Lightning

While metal is a good conductor of electricity it by no means attracts lightning. Lightning will strike the highest object in the air, which is most often trees. Buildings are a less likely place for lightning to strike. In the unlikely event that your roof is struck by lightning, it will be safer for your home as a metal roof is noncombustible.

Myth #3 – Hail Can Dent a Metal Roof

Not only will you metal roof be safe in the up to 150 miles per hour winds that sometimes accompany hail storms, but it will also hold up through years and years of heavy snow and average size hail storms. When unusually large hail occurs, there is a risk of denting, but this large size of hail that would also significantly damage an average roof.

Myth #4 – Rain Will be Loud on a Metal Roof

Metal roofs are installed over your current roof which should already be insulated. Additionally, many metal roofs are created with a solid metal sheathing which provides additional insulation from noise. Because of this, often times rain, hail, and wind are quieter when falling on a metal roof and you will most likely experience less noise than you did with your previous roof.

Myth #5 – A Metal Roof Will Make the House Too Hot or Too Cold

Afraid a metal roof will create more of a utility cost? Metal roofs help your home in any temperature. When it comes to heat, your home is protected by the layer of insulation between your ceiling and attic, so a metal roof will not change its ability to retain heat. In areas with heavy snow and ice, a metal roof will not have the same issues with ice dams that can cause winter leaks.

If you live in an area where there is extreme heat and significant sunlight exposure, you will see a reduction in cooling costs as a metal roof will reflect the light instead of absorbing. For areas prone to wildfires, a metal roof can prevent the fire from spreading to your home as it is noncombustible.

Is a Metal Roof the Best Choice for Your Home?

Now that the myths of metal roofing have been dispelled, before making your roofing decision, you will also want to look at the benefits of a metal roof.

Advantages of metal roofing are:

  • They can last 40 to 70 years
  • They are noncombustible
  • They can help your home become energy efficient
  • They are extremely durable

Metal Roofing Experts: Vertex Roofing in Utah

No matter where you are located in Utah, if you are looking for experienced professionals to repair or replace your roof, Vertex Roofing in Salt Lake City can help. Vertex Roofing has trained and certified staff with over 15 years experience to help supply you with all of your roofing needs. All commercial customers will receive our 50-year workmanship warranty as well as our full customer satisfaction guarantee. Contact Vertex Roofing today at 801-934-1528 for your free no-risk quote.

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Elon Musk Solar Roof Tiles

Elon Musk’s new solar roofing comes with solar shingles which capture the sunlight and turns it into electric power. The shingles come in different makes and sizes. The solar power is becoming more popular and reliable, and with the new technology, it has become more accessible and affordable. There are several benefits to the new solar roofing Tesla has come out with.

Benefits of Elon Musk Solar Roof Tiles

Solar roofing comes with many advantages which include:

The Aesthetics

The solar roofing aesthetic is different from other solar panels. The Elon Musk roofs represent the Tesla brand well, as they are stunningly beautiful and attractive. The solar cells are also well protected with a durable glass and use a high-efficiency solar cell covered with a colored louver which enables the cells to blend as they get exposed to the sun when on the roof and allows them to be invisible from the street, blending well within neighborhoods. The shingles are used as the primary roofing material. Unlike other solar systems that must be mounted on top of a traditional roof, these new panels are actually integrated within glass roof tiles, replacing a home’s roof.

Environmentally Friendy

The solar energy generation is clean, renewable, solar power and does not deplete the planet’s resources. They can also be installed as the primary source of power. Solar energy does not produce harmful emissions, is readily available, clean and quiet. Musk also said that the glass tiles could have heating features that act as a natural defroster to melt the snow that might fall on the roof.

Durable

They are covered with a glass top to enhance durability. They have been made with all the features required to withstand the weather. Their installation ensures that there are no roof penetrations. They are waterproof, thus no water can enter your home or business. Musk said 50 years of life span should be no problem.

Readily Available

 After the shingles are installed and are exposed to the sun, they capture the solar energy which can be of immediate use or can be stored in the Tesla cell for future use. With these batteries, you are prepared even during a power outage.

A Variety of Roofing Styles

 With the new Tesla’s technology, it has enabled the company to develop four different roofing tiles which are almost similar to conventional and modern roof types. Here are the 4 different styles of solar roofing Elon Musk has available so far:

  1. Tuscan glass tiles – These tiles resemble the Mediterranean tiles. They are burnt orange in color
  2. Smooth glass tiles – They resemble the traditional roofing tiles. They are medium-sized, gray colored and have a smooth texture.
  3. Slate glass tiles – They resemble the slate roofing. They differ in texture and are gray in color
  4. Textured glass tiles – They are grooved tiles that resemble the asphalt shingles

Affordable

 It could cost you a lot to replace a roof depending on the size, shape, labor and the material of the roof. However, Elon Musk’s solar roofing will cost less than the conventional roofing which is a significant saving factor. The roof types unveiled by Musk are of high-end roofing material like terracotta tile, slate shingles, and the smooth modern glass finish. If your home has the asphalt shingles and you wish to replace them, the new solar roofs may seem more expensive than when replacing the asphalt shingle roof, but in reality, you’ll be saving loads of money on your electric bill by switching over to Elon Musks solar roofing tiles.

Financing Options 

There are also different methods of financing Tesla’s solar roofing has set up as provided by SolarCity as highlighted below.

  • As a homeowner, you can get a loan and buy the system you can lease it
  • You can lease it
  • If you have the funds, you can purchase the system outright
  • You can agree to sign a power purchase agreement

If you lease the system and you are unable to pay for it within the agreed time, or you decide to quit from the lease, SolarCity can take it back, and if you want to relocate to another place and you still wish to keep the lease on, they can move it for you.

Who Can Install Elon Musk’s Solar Roofing Tiles For You?

The Elon Musk solar roofing tiles are new and will need trained and specialized personnel to Install it. SolarCity will release more information about the installation methods soon, but they will have some control over the facility.

Vertex Roofing in Salt Lake City Utah

Are you looking at replacing your roof? Vertex Roofing in Salt Lake City can help! Our experienced, trusting roofing contractors are certified and trained with over 15 years of providing quality work we are proud of. We cover all of Utah and have guaranteed customer satisfaction as well as offering an amazing 50-year workmanship warranty guarantee for all of our commercial roofing customers. We offer 0 percent financing for 60 months on roofing replacement or repairs, and don’t just meet our customer’s needs, we exceed them and are proud of it! We offer several options of high-quality shingles for your new roof. Whether your needs are commercial or residential roofing repairs or replacement, we at Vertex Roofing are honored to assist you. Please contact Vertex Roofing in Salt Lake City Utah to get a free roofing inspection, or to request a free bid on your roofing project today! Fill out our contact form online or call us at 801-639-0477 for any further questions you have. We would love to hear from you!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Your Gutters

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Regular gutter cleaning in an important aspect of home maintenance that can prevent damage to your roof, walls, foundation and beyond. Depending on your location and proximity to falling leaves and other debris, you may need to clean your gutters several times each year. Homeowners who have installed gutter guards will have less frequent gutter maintenance requirements, but small objects can still pass through the guards and warrant occasional cleaning.

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5 Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights Without Damaging Your Roof

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With the arrival of the holiday season, many are probably itching to begin decorating with colorful lights. While those lights will undoubtedly add flair and make your home a real head turner, it is important to avoid damaging the roof during the process. Even the smallest hole through your shingles can leave behind an opportunity for water to work its way in and wreak havoc on the interior structures of your home. Fortunately, there are inexpensive and highly effective alternatives to staples available.

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Common Winter Roofing Woes

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There are several winter roofing problems that can arise, including condensation, ice dams, broken shingles, icicles, wind, tree limbs, and old shingles just to name a few. In order to avoid winter roofing woes it is highly recommended to have your roof inspected by a professional. Vertex Roofing located in Salt Lake City, Utah, happens to have the best roofers who offer excellent customer service, professional installation, and complimentary roof inspections.

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Getting Your Roof Ready for Winter

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Utah winters can be brutal, and during the coldest months, few areas of your home are exposed to the detriments of the climate like your roof. Although there are multiple issues that your roof can incur during the winter, Vertex Roofing can help you ensure that your roofing structure remains intact throughout the season. Contact us to get your roof winter-ready before the coldest temperatures set in.

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Why is Attic Ventilation Important for Your Roof?

vertex-attic-ventilationWhen it relates to taking care of attic ventilation and roofing needs, it is not uncommon for both commercial and residential owners to be faced with some of the same duties and responsibilities. From making sure the roofing is replaced when repairs need to be done to installing a new roof when the damage is too expensive to fix, making the right decisions can extend the life of an entire structure and save money on utility bills, too. Regardless of the type of roofing or attic ventilation projects that these owners undertake, it is important that they are familiar with topics like attic ventilation and the importance of it meeting specific requirements. This is also one of the main reasons why commercial and business owners alike should consult with Vertex Roofing representatives whenever they want to ensure their structures have the most updated materials and designs.

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5 Causes of Summer Roof Damage

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People often worry about their roof in the winter, when heavy snow and ice can cause immense damage, but summer roof damage can be just as devastating as winter damage, if not worse. With the summer winding down, it’s important to get your roof checked before those cold temperatures start to set in. The experts at Vertex Roofing can help ensure your roof is winter ready!

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Types of Roofing That Can Keep You Cool In The Summertime

As the blistering summer sun relentlessly blazes down on your home, the costs of keeping it cool can skyrocket. Your roof takes the full brunt of the sun’s scorching heat and can reach an egg-frying 150°. That heat can transfer into your home and raise cooling costs. So the first line of defense in keeping your home cool is keeping your roof cool. At Vertex Roofing, we’d be happy to provide you a free estimate and more information on how a cool roof could make both your home and wallet more comfortable.

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Safety Guide: DIY Roofing Maintenance and Repair

Roof-Maintenance-ContractorWhen planning some do-it-yourself maintenance and repair on your roof, safety should be of utmost importance. The heights associated with working on your roof can present many challenges, especially to non-professionals. Therefore, it is important to take note of some vital safety guidelines outlined below before embarking on the project. Accidents do happen, so why push your luck instead of taking precautions?

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