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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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4 Ways Leaf Guards Can Save You Time, Money And Headaches

The first signs of fall foliage create mixed emotion for homeowners. The colors are lovely to look at. On the other hand, it also signals the beginning of winter and your gutters are about to get clogged up by falling leaves. If your eyes go from limbs to gutters, a ladder, gloves and a lot of elbow grease can be imagined in your future. But gutter maintenance doesn’t and shouldn’t be difficult. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced Salt Lake City roofing company. At Vertex Roofing, we help property owners take a headache out of gutters. We provide roof inspections, maintenance, and repairs if you’ve experienced roof damage such as leaking from clogged gutters. Consider these four reasons why leaf guards make sense for your home.

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5 Telltale Signs Your Roof Needs to Be Repaired

If you are like most people, then you probably don't think about your roof very often. However, if you enjoy having a comfortable, dry home, then you really should regularly inspect your roof. Don’t wait until buckets of water are pouring through your kitchen to pay attention to what is going on with your roof.

Your roof has to be able to stand up to a lot of different conditions. Depending on where you live, it is subjected to a wide variety of weather—snow, sun, wind, rain and sometimes even hail.

Here are some things that roofing expert contractors from Vertex Roofing say that you should pay attention to when it comes to your roof. These things can indicate that you need a roofing repair.

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