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.
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"
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;
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.
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
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:
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.
Continue reading "Why is Roofing Insulation Important?"
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.
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.
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.