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4 Benefits of Hiring a GAF Roofing Contractor

4 Benefits of Hiring a GAF Roofing Contractor
You may have heard about GAF roofing contractors. Judging by the looks of the roofs of friends and neighbors who have used these contractors, you know it’s not a marketing tactic — there is something to this GAF business. But what exactly can you expect from a GAF roofing contractor that isn’t guaranteed elsewhere? Below are the...

Why Improper Attic Insulation Is Bad for Your Roof and Your Home 

Why Improper Attic Insulation Is Bad for Your Roof and Your Home 
Attic insulation should never be an afterthought. But for roofing contractors without a wide breadth of experience and longevity in the industry, it could be, to the detriment of your new roof and your entire home. When installing a roof, it’s important to make sure the material used is top-notch, and that extends to what’s beneath the shingles,...

When to Plan for a Roof Replacement 

when to plan for roof replacement
A roof replacement is a major home update — one of the most expensive maintenance jobs. Roofs are designed to last a long time — 20 years or more — and maybe yours has, but the wear and tear from the hot Utah summers and cold, unforgiving winters is starting to show. At what point in your roof’s life should you start preparing...

Should You Install a Skylight?

should you install a skylight
Debating on whether to install a skylight can be never-ending if you start reading the countless arguments for and against this roofing upgrade (or downgrade, the alternate opinion). If you’re replacing your roof and considering working a skylight into the redesign or you want to add one to an existing roof, make sure you’re fully informed on both...

5 Signs Your Roof Leak Is Serious

Roof Leak is Serious
When is a roof leak a serious concern? A roof leak can get bad fast. Below are five of the top signs your contractor will need to do more than just patch up your roof. Water Appears Far from its Original Source If the leak has spread through the roof and attic, far from where it began, you have a serious problem. Traveling leaks mean expensive...

Winter Roofing: Is it Possible?

winter roofing
Winter roofing doesn’t seem like it would be possible. The freezing temperatures and snow piled high doesn’t lend itself to the best working conditions. But for roofers who are dedicated to their customers, these challenges are in no way obstacles that prevent us from carrying out your roof repairs. Below are the top two reasons winter roofing is...

Hand-Nailing Shingles vs. Using a Nail Gun

Hand-Nailing Shingles
Does hand-nailing shingles yield better results than using a nail gun? While many roofers have strong feelings one way or the other, as the property owner, you just want a quality roof. Which method is going to deliver on that count? At the Roof Doctor, we believe that both methods can work, but it depends who you hire to execute the job. The...