Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Keep Your Utah Roofing Contractor Close for Now, Winter isn’t Over Yet

Heating cables close to the roof edge perform well in melting the ice and snow and preventing ice dams. They’re normally installed on the roofing surface but Salt Lake City roofers believe this system has its limitations. For starters, it’s difficult to dismantle the system when you don’t need it, namely come spring and summer.

Heat exposure can affect the cables’ performance as soon as winter comes again. That’s why novel heating systems are installed beneath the roofing material. It provides heat just like your typical heating cable yet remains safe from UV radiation. In addition, this system distributes heat more evenly.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Wait No More: Patina in a Flash for Copper Roofing in Salt Lake City

As a naturally occurring process though, patination can take around 7-9 years to develop on roofing in Salt Lake City, even with the area’s salt water environment. Fortunately, you can hasten patination by chemical means through the application of ammonium sulfate, cuprous chloride, ammonium chloride or hydrochloric acid bases to copper roofs.

Be warned though: artificially achieving patina requires precise chemical application and the end result is greatly affected by a locale’s weather. To achieve the best look possible, rely on Salt Lake City roofing experts like Oakley Roofing that specialize in patina finishes. The company has a metal fabrication shop which allows its experts to install copper roofing as well as apply the patina finish afterward. The company is considered a one-stop source for all things related to copper roofs.