Utah Roofing Contractors
We pride ourselves in taking care of our customers and believe we are the best roofing contractors in Utah.
We are the best because...
We provide many services some include:
flat roofing repair, roofing shingles repair, metal roofing repair, provide great roofing shingles, and there are many other services provided
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UTAH ROOFER PROS
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UT ROOFING REPAIR PROS
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UTAH ROOFING PROS
We offer great care
We have been in business in Utah for several years and have served our customers
as we would have liked to be served, with pride of workmanship and the knowledge
that we will back up that workmanship and the products we sell.
Our company hires only secure employees that can do the work right every time.
The customer’s peace of mind the first and last thing we think of.
Only the best roofing repair materials can make the best roofs. So we only use the best.
Shingles, metal, composite, tile or whatever type of roof you need. We can provide it all.
Utah Roofing Projects
Residential Roof Repair
Commercial Roof Repair
New Roofing Construction
Roof Repairs —none too small or too large
Utah Roofers and Roofing Repair
Have a special need like color, material, date to be met? Whatever we can do to make your
roofing project free of stress, we will do.
What is in a roof?
Think of a roof as the top foundation of your house. A roof’s foundation is set on the top of the walls. When your structure, like your house, is built each section from the ground up, the basement if there will be one, the sub floors, floors, walls and the topper, the roof all need to work together to keep the whole house in good standing. One could not survive without the other.
So in construction a roof has three basic parts.
1) Trusses--The foundation on which it is built begins with the trusses that are set upon the walls of the house. The trusses are very important and will, besides hole the rest of the roofing materials, will set the pitch of the roof and are designed to hold the load of the roof.
Pitch is the amount of slope of the roof. When you hear someone say, “The roof will be 12 in 1,” that means that the pitch, or slope of the roof will fall 1 inch down in every 12 inches of roof from the peak to the bottom edge of the roof. The more pitch the more fall. In regions that receive a large amount of snow in the winter roofs will have a greater pitch so snow will come off faster and easier and not tend to build up on the roof throughout the winter. That is why in some mountain cabins you will often the A-Frame type houses with the roof often times coming all the way down to the ground. Conversely, in warmer climates you will tend to see more flat type roofs. In the southwest for example, many homes and buildings have an adobe appearance with flat roofs.
Load is the amount of weight each square foot will hold before collapse can occur. There are several types of loads that can be considered. But for most roof projects wind load and snow load are most prevalent. Snow loads, or ground snow loads, are determined by engineers and professional builders that use calculations of each section of the built. The American Society of Civil Engineers provided data on ground snow loads for each jurisdiction in the U.S.A. Of course the further south you live and the lower the elevation you chose, the lower the snow load will need to be for your roof.
The wind load is, in essence, the amount of force from wind that a structure will withstand. There are several calculations used to determine the wind load of your roof.
Both pitch and load are determined by the builder when the plans are drawn up for any building be it residential or commercial. With those determinations the trusses are built. The greater the loads, or the weight of snow and force of wind expected to be placed on the roof, the stronger the trusses will need to be. The stronger the trusses are, or the foundation of your roof, the stronger the roof will be.
2) Sub-roof. The sub-roof is the material used to cover the trusses. This, without getting into too much of the technical mumbo jumbo of roofing, is like the middle layer of your roof. The trusses, the sub-roof and then the roofing material itself. This sub-roof material is up for debate. Some builders like to use what is commonly called OSB board. OSB stands for oriented strand board. In your and my world that means stands of wood are laid out in a mish mash of layers with glue and then heated under a tremendous amount of pressure until it becomes a single sheet of wood. You will be able to tell OSB from plywood by the appearance. Plywood looks like one sheet of wood whereas in OSB you will see the stands of wood that are glued together. Don’t let the fact that the OSB is glued deter you from using it. In some cases the OSB is a better choice over plywood. However when cut the edges of the OSB will be exposed to the elements and may, if not fully protected by the rest of the roofing materials, start to swell and let in moisture.
Plywood is the other type or sub-roofing material used. There are several thicknesses of both plywood and OSB. This thickness will be determined by the loads your roof will carry. But for most roofs 5/8” in plywood and 23/32” in OSB is standard. Also for roofing, and flooring for that matter, both plywood and OSB will need to be T&G. T&G means tongue and groove. This is where one edge, the long edge, had a groove or about 3/8” cut in it and on the opposite edge, there is a section of that same 3/8” left exposed, the tongue that will fit into the groove of the next piece. Thus interlocking the pieces together.
Plywood as a sub-roof is traditionally more expensive and each roof depending on the location will determine the sub-roof material.
3) Roofing material. This is subjective to the building, the builder, the owner, and sometimes the codes set forth by your local jurisdiction. But for this information we can consider the three basic types. Composite, metal, and tile.
Composite is a word that means a roof is comprised of a sheet of roofing paper that is then covered with shingles. Roofing paper comes in different thicknesses and shingles come in different colors and types and most important to you warranty periods. Some up to 50 years! There are also shake, or wooden shingles to consider. These however are not as popular a choice as have been in the past. Shake shingle will require more maintenance than standard shingle of a composite roof.
Metal has become a very popular roofing material. Years ago the only metal roofing available was galvanized, silver in color and one shape, that of a wavy metal. Now, however, metal roofs come in a vast array of colors and shapes and interlocking designs. Builders and homeowners alike have discovered the new metal roofs can fit right in with the design of their construction.
(As a note, you may want to check with your insurance carrier on the plus of having a metal roof. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you find.) Also, if you truly do like the look of the shake shingles mentioned in the composite roof section, you will be interested to know that there is now a product of metal roofing that give the appearance of shake shingles.
Tile roofs are subjective to the area in which you live. Tile roofing is as durable as any other types of roofing. Tile roofs date back to Neolithic China and in Europe and Asia tile roofs have been used for many years. Tile will stand the test of time and weather, yes even hail. The colors