Although we have a few more weeks left of summer, it's already time to start thinking of preparing for winter. Because your roof is so important in keeping the elements out, we thought we would share a practical "Winterizing the roof" checklist. As you follow this checklist for winter, you will relax knowing your family and your property will be safe.
In the winter time, the most common cause of roof failures are ice dams. An ice dam is created as warm air escapes the home through the roof causing the snow to melt. As the water reaches the cool edge of the roof, it freezes again. Over time, this ice can build up and form what is called an ice dam.
As an ice dam forms, it can cause the shingles to be lifted, exposing the wood below. As more snow melts, the water is held back by the ice dam causing it to leak through the exposed wood. Eventually the water will make it's way into the home causing extensive damage to interior ceilings and walls.
Here are ways you can prevent ice dams from forming on your roof during the winter.
A roof that needs repair will not keep the elements out of your house. Missing or lifted shingles can lead to water leaking into the attic and causing damage to the ceiling of your home. It is also important to inspect all flashing on the roof for cracks or sun rot. If you are not comfortable getting up on your roof, an American Prestige Roofing professional may come and inspect your roof for you. If we discover any problems, we can give you a roof repair estimate while we are there.
(Inspect the roof for damaged or missing shingles)
The most important step of the "Winterizing the roof" checklist is to make sure all repairs are made before winter. In rare cases, a repair may require a new installation of a roof rather than a repair. It is important to give enough time for any repairs or installations to properly seal before winter comes.
If you are needing a roof inspection before winter or you are needing roof repair or roof replacement before the coming winter, trust the roofing professionals at American Prestige Roofing. Call us at 801-603-4308 for an inspection or estimate today.
A new roof on your home is a large investment that will provide shelter and protection to you and your family. But what happens when a large wind storm comes along and causes the roof to fail? That is where a roof warranty comes in to play.
A roofing specialist may use the term “roof warranty” quite a bit while selling a roof. But I have wondered how many homeowners know what a roof warranty is and what it does? A roof warranty is simply a guarantee to protect your roof against failure. Some warranties will also provide a replacement roof at the end of the life of the roof. I hope to be able to explain the differences in roof warranties and how you can know what is and what is not a good roof warranty.
A Roof warranty is usually offered either by the manufacturer or the roofing company. A manufacturer warranty requires that the roof is installed by a certified roofing contractor. This is to ensure that the roof will resist failure. This warranty is a great option to consider because it will be honored even if the roof installers are no longer around.
A roof warranty offered by the roofing company is usually valid as long as the company is around to honor it. Unlike a manufacturer’s warranty, the roofing company does not need to use certain materials or be installed a certain way to make it effective. A roofing company’s warranty can be a good option to consider if the following criteria are met:
A third option to consider is the combination of a manufacturer’s warranty and a company warranty. At American Prestige Roofing, this is the type of warranty we provide for our clients. This ensures the maximum protection for the homeowner. In every warranty, there is the fine print to consider. In some cases, the warranty will be voided because of details in the fine print. The roofers at American Prestige Roofing feel that this isn’t good enough for our clients. That is why our Lifetime Warranty will cover all materials and labor for you guaranteed. That is simply the best warranty in the industry!
If you are considering investing in a new roof for your home, consider using the roofing professionals at American Prestige Roofing. With over 100 years of combined experience, our roofers know what they are doing. Our roofers are also extremely courteous and respectful to you and your home. Our roofing specialists will also thoroughly clean up after the job is finished so you won’t even know we’ve been there. On top of all of this, we offer you the best warranty in the industry, using the best roofing materials for your home. We look forward to serving you! If you’d like to speak with one of our roofing professionals about a roof and a roof warranty, call us at 801-603-4308.
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