The color of your roof can add value to your home and impact its energy efficiency either in a positive way or negatively, depending on your choice. Homeowners have a wide selection of roofing materials to choose from and each material offers a broad palette of colors to express your personal style. While the roofing material you decide on will most directly affect your home's energy efficiency, the color you select will also directly impact energy savings.
Looking for ways to roof on a shoestring budget? Planning for a roof replacement project is a significant challenge for most homeowners. The total cost of labor and materials can increase drastically, inflating your budget. Vertex Roofing has skilled contractors who can handle sophisticated roof replacements. Here are five tips to manage your roof replacement costs.
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"
Have You Checked Your Building For Dry Rot?
Do you live in home that was built more than a decade ago? Are you in an area prone to flooding, destructive storms, or termites? Depending on where you live, roof rot can be a quick failure or a long-term problem that causes a collapse when you least expect it. Especially when dealing with dry rot in wood materials, you need to keep an eye on both your wooden building materials and any material that could hold old water or house fungus.
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If you need a new roof on your home or office, you have several decisions to make including choosing an experienced roofing contractor and selecting the type of roofing materials. No matter what type of roofing material you choose, scheduling your project alongside the optimal weather for installation will ensure your project stays on schedule. If your new roof is installed during poor weather or under temperatures that are too cold or too warm, issues may arise that will put your home improvement investment behind schedule. Continue reading "Why Replace Your Roof During the Summer in Utah"
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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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.
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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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.
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