6 Easy Steps to Inspect Your Roof After a Storm

Naturally, storms awe us all with their demonstrations of the overwhelming power of nature — astounding lightning, jarring thunder, intense winds, torrential rains. Yet, after a big storm passes, people tend to forget about it so quickly that it doesn't even occur to them to check for roof damage. That's a serious oversight because roof damage from a storm can put your home's structure, contents, and the occupants living in it at serious risk. So, a roof inspection should be your first priority after a storm.

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4 Reasons Why Gutters are Essential for Every Home

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.

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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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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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Cleaning Rain Gutters

Do's and Don'ts of Cleaning Your Gutters

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

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

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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