Top Ten Most Common Roof Problems

What is a home without a solid roof? Roofs are a critical component of houses as they keep us dry, secure, and comfortable. Unfortunately, even the strongest built roof is susceptible to things like water and pest damages which can cause serious roof problems in Utah. The following is a look at these and other issues, answering the question of what are common roof problems

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  1. Pooling water. Homes were built with slopes for a reason! Pooling and standing water lead to all kinds of issues that include mold growth and pressure leading to leaks. So one great way for how to spot roof problems and stop them from growing is to have any areas that have pooling or standing water for more than 24 hours looking at.
  2. Clogged gutters or downspouts. One common reason why you might have standing water on your roof is that there is a clog in your gutter or downspout that is preventing water from running off and away from your home. After a big rainfall, it is a good idea to take a walk around your house and examine all of your downspurts. Check to see if the water is properly draining down and away from your home. If it isn't, then chances are there is some sort of debris clogging up the gutters and potentially leading to more serious roofing issues.
  3. Damaged shingles. Even Florida is prone to hailstorms that can damage shingles and other roofing materials. Shingles can also become warped and damage over time due to high winds and constant exposure to the elements. It's a good idea to have shingles inspected at least once a year for any damages -- and always after a hailstorm.
  4. Animal damages. Birds, small mammals, and insects like wasps can all wreak havoc on your roof and can squeeze into the smallest of spaces to wreak more havoc on your attic, insulation, and other materials. Any visible signs of animals, such as wasp nests, gathered food, or waste, often indicates that you have a serious underlying infestation that needs remedying.
  5. Overhanging branches. Sure, trees are gorgeous but for the safety of your home, you should avoid allowing any branches and limbs to jut out over your roof. Limbs and branches that drape onto your roof can scratch and rub against shingles to prematurely wear them down while all branches overhanging your home may break off and damage the roof during a storm. Furthermore, trees also naturally shed leaves and those leaves seem to always find their ways into the gutters and downspurts, causing those blockages we mentioned earlier. So keep things simple and have your trees trimmed back as far as possible from your roof.

Don't Let Roofing Issues Get Worse: Contact the Professionals at Vertex Roofing Contractors

Now that you know how to spot roof problems and those warning signs that indicate you either have an issue or are soon to have one, the next step is to have our team take a look and resolve those issues. Contact us today at Vertex Roofing Contractors to learn more and to set up an appointment.

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Risks of Putting Off Roof Leak Repairs

If you've looked out your window and noticed your neighbors undergoing roof repairs, there is a good chance that this may be something your home can benefit from as well. While the need for roof leak repairs is obvious, it is best not to wait until the outside starts coming in before you start thinking about this process. Putting off roof leak repairs can lead to even more problems, so it is best to deal with mild to moderate damage early in order to help keep yourself and your family protected.

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DOs and DON'Ts of Asphalt Shingles

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.

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Why Asphalt Shingles are an Amazing Choice for Your New Roof

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.

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7 Summer Home Maintenance Tips

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"

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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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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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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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