Most homeowners can expect a roof replacement after 20 years, depending on the materials used in the existing roof, the climate, and storm frequency. Roofs may need to be replaced after significant damage from fire or highly damaging storms like the rare Utah tornadoes.
Intermountain West Contractors brings more than 15 years’ experience replacing commercial and residential roofs in the Salt Lake Valley and nearby regions. We also provide roof repair services. If you are unsure about whether replacement or repair is the best option for your property, contact us for a no-obligation consultation.
New Roof Benefits
Putting up a new roof brings benefits that outweigh large-scale repairs:
- With a new roof, all old material is torn off so that the roof decking can be inspected and replaced if necessary. With an old roof, the decking may be compromised leading to leaks in the roof or rot that will eventually turn to leaks.
- A new roof could be more cost-effective than replacing part of a roof, in part because partial replacement is more expensive per square foot.Some repairs may result in a lopsided roof since repairs often include laying new roofing material over damaged parts.
- Allowing too many patchwork repairs can produce uneven wear.
- New roofs are made from materials that are more durable as well, and often come with generous warrantee options.
- The presence of a new roof can lower your insurance bill and raise your property value.
- A new roof will almost certainly bring energy efficiency benefits.
- Energy Star-quality roofing materials can reduce peak air conditioner charges by as much as 15%.
When you get a new roof from Intermountain West Contractors, you will receive the highest in quality material, skilled installation and the knowledge that we stand behind our work 100 percent.
Signs for Potential Roof Problems
Roof problems arise from age, neglect or serious damage caused by an “act of God.” Often, air or water leaks or water stains are the first major sign of a problem.
You can proactively look for damage before the next storm hits your area. Here are some tips on what to look for on the roof itself:
- Loose or missing materials
- Water stains on the interior ceilings or walls
- Evidence of water of moisture in your attic or crawl space
- Loose material or gaps around chimneys, vents, pipes, or other items on the roof