The Roof as it Relates to Buying or Selling a Home

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What do buyers and sellers have in mind before buying or selling a brand new house?

Let’s ask and learn from the experts… Kent Temple, the broker and owner of Keller Williams Realty, has some expert opinions about it. Temple says, “Buyers think every house should be a new house, and sellers say, ‘Why should I fix anything?’ At that point, it’s one more thing we have to negotiate, and not only does it get contentious, but we lose deals because of it.”

Solar Panels and Your Roof

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Solar Panel Installation on roof
Solar panels are becoming more and more common every day and a typical concern people have is how it will effect the roof. Questions like… Can my particular type of roof support the weight of solar panels? Should I replace my roof before I have a solar system installed? Is there any potential damage that could happen to the roof from the panels like leak problems from the mounts etc.

The good news is that as long as whoever installs your solar panels is good at what they do and follow best practices, chances are you shouldn’t have any problem. Most roofs can support a solar panel system just fine and the specific type of roof you have will determine the way the solar panel will be mounted.

HOW TO DETECT
A LEAK IN THE ROOF

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A leaky roof can cause a lot of headache and trying to detect the source of the leak can be even more painful.  In a lot of cases the source of the leak can be far away from where it actually shows up.

First of all what could be the source of a leak?  Water can come in through worn, broken or missing shingles, places where the nails have worked loose or through a damaged or poorly sealed roof. Once water passes the roofing, it finds a place to drip inside your house.  So, spotting the leak once it starts dripping in the house is easy but how can you detect the exact point where the leak in the roof is?

There are a few places you might want to check first.  Check the ridge caps, valley flashing, plumbing vent pipes, chimney vents and the utility fixtures. Check the areas where roofing shingles intersect with flashing and other materials. These are typical roof leak areas.

How Much Will Roof Repair Cost You This Winter?

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How Much Will Roof Repair Cost You This Winter?

America spans a wide range of elevations and climates. And in some of those areas, damage to roofs in winter is more common than in other areas. This is mainly caused by the extra moisture and the extra weight from large amounts of snow and ice. While removing ice and snow buildup can help prevent damage to not only the roof itself, it can also help avoid damage to ceilings and walls.

There is an excellent article on Home Advisor, a contractor review and information site about your roof and the challenges you can face in the winter months. They suggest because of the danger in trying to remove snow and dealing with roof problems in the winter yourself, you might be much better off to let a professional help you.

Time For a New Roof: What Type Should You Get?

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Time for a new roof
Time For a New Roof: What Type Should You Get?

You’ve tried to put it off as long as you can. You’ve made some repairs along the way, but you’ve now come to the conclusion that it’s finally time to get a new roof. And if you’re going to do it, you’ve been thinking about what type to install. Asphalt Tile, Wood Shake, Tile, or even Metal? Why would you pick one over the other?  Do you have to replace your roof with the same type that you have now? How much does each type cost? And does where you live make a difference in what type of roof you can or should install?

Good Roofers In Utah Agree: 10 Ways to Know if You Need a New Roof

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10 Ways To Know If You Need  A New Roof

As you’re backing out of the driveway, maybe you glance up at the roof on your home. Or maybe you glance up and look it over as you walk back from getting the paper or the mail.  This kind of inspection method might reveal if a tree crashed through your roof, but to really know the condition of your roof overall, you’ll need to take a much closer look. Making little fixes along the way can help prevent expensive repairs down the road. Most good roofers in Utah will be happy to help you with a free inspection.

According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, you should inspect your roof at least 2 times a year- once in the spring and once in the fall.  And they say the best place to start is in the attic.

Find Salt Lake City Roofing Companies that Use Sustainable Materials

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Find Salt Lake City Roofing Companies that Use Sustainable Materials

Complying with LEED standards doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg, and it’s up to reputable Salt Lake roofing companies like Solution Roofing to promote the advantages of sustainable, durable materials when it comes to repairs and installations.

A news article from the Construction Magazine Network reveals how steel producers are helping builders achieve their goals in becoming more eco-friendly and in following green guidelines set in various communities:

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How To Find Good
Roof Repair In Salt Lake City

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The problem with finding good roof repair in Salt Lake City is that a lot of times you won’t realize you chose a poor roofing company until it’s too late.   There’s a whole lot more to roofing than simply nailing down some shingles and a good roofer can make all the difference.  This is why we thought we would write this article to give you some tips on finding a good roofer.

Unfortunately not all roofers have your best interest in mind.  Just follow the money.  A roofer can make a lot more dough by recommending a whole new roof as opposed to doing a simple repair.  Like any other professional service the roofer has an advantage over the homeowner because they can say what they want and you are left having to trust them.  That leaves a lot of room for roofing companies to be dishonest in pursuit of a higher paying job.