Murray, Utah is a suburb of Salt Lake City on the Jordan river near Wasatch Range. The city was founded in 1847 by a group of Mormons, and today it has become a bustling commercial hub for farm produce, mining, etc.
As with the areas adjoining Salt Lake City, Murray is filled with lush, scenic trails and picturesque natural landscapes. It’s also a great place for history aficionados, serving as the home for many Native American tribes. All of these reasons, among others, make Murray a great place to live in, and this is reflected in its rising home prices, which are compounding by about 25% every year. Clearly, it’s a popular destination, and because of that, many new homes and commercial properties are being constructed in the area.
Living in Murray has many perks, but one thing you’ll want to be wary of is keeping your home in tip-top shape, specifically your roofing. The condition of your roof is vital to the overall structural health of your home, and the city of Murray can pose some challenges to your roofing due to the weather it experiences. If you’ve recently moved there, improperly installed roofs are a common issue faced by homebuyers, and if left unchecked, it could wreak havoc on your home.
Given these possibilities, you’ll want to have a reliable roofing contractor at your disposal before you experience any of them. Thankfully, you need look any further, because we at Far West Roofing have decades of experience with helping customers with their roofing issues. This article will tell you everything you need to know about Murray, what you need to know as a resident of the city to protect your roofing, and the services we offer should you need them.
Weather in Murray
Murray typically experiences clear, sunny skies throughout the year. Out of 365 days, about 220 are perfect for outdoor activities and spending time in Murray’s beautiful parks.
However, in the remaining days, Murray gets a lot of snow, with up to 47 inches being recorded in the city. That is just a little less than double the national average. Overall, Murray experiences some form of precipitation for approximately 90 days.
Murray also experiences a decent amount of wind, and this, along with the precipitation, can pose some risks for your roofing, which we’ll elaborate on below.
How long do roofs last?
The lifespan of your roof is determined by several factors. Among the most important of these is which material you opt for to build your roof, and there are several options on the market. This list outlines the average lifespan of various roofing materials:
Asphalt shingle roof: 20 years
Wooden roof: 30 years
Metal roof: 50 years.
Slate roof: 100+ years (lifetime)
Clay roof: Lifetime
Concrete roof: Lifetime
Copper roof: lifetime.
Spray foam roofs: 50+ years.
On average, you can expect your roof to last for around 20 years. Besides the material, factors such as the quality of workmanship, the quality of the underlayment, and even the color of your roof can impact the life expectancy of your roof. However, some of these factors can be mitigated to significantly extend the lifespan of your roof by conducting regular inspections and having it maintained every few years.
Common Roofing Problems in Murray
Murray gets, on average, 3 months a year of some form of precipitation, be it rainfall, hail, or snow, and these can destroy your roof if you’re not careful. Even though roofs are built to last for decades, there is only so much external stress they can take, and the moisture from rain or snow can subtly erode the materials holding your roofing together.
Leakages are amongst the most common issues faced by homeowners. If your roof has been recently installed, you might be especially vulnerable due to shoddy workmanship. To make things worse, leaks aren’t always easily visible at a glance. A lot of leaks are minor and can creep in over time for various reasons such as improperly driven nails, clogged gutters, etc. If you notice brown spots on your ceiling or black mold in your attic, contact us and we’ll have the issue fixed in no time.
The moisture from leaks and rainfall or snowfall also attract insects, rodents, and other wood-eating bugs. These insects typically nest in attics and on roofs, especially flat roofs, and over time they can eat away your roofing and cause serious problems for the structural integrity of your home.
A third source of concern is the wind in Murray, which can damage your shingles by making them loose or blowing them off altogether. The rain can also contribute to this by chipping away at the sealant used to attach shingles to your roof. Defective shingles open you up to the other issues we’ve mentioned, allowing water and insects to creep into your home. If you notice shingles lying on your lawn, call a roofing contractor immediately to prevent further damage to your roof and home.
Why Choose Us?
When you’re choosing a roofer to handle your roofing issues, you’ll want the most experienced and professional workmen at a rate you can afford. Less experienced roofing contractors are much more likely to overcharge and under-deliver, which will not just be costly but also unpleasant to deal with. We at Far West Roofing want to make this process incredibly simple and convenient for maximum customer satisfaction. If you’d like to have a professional have a look at a roof, we will provide you with a detailed report at a reasonable cost of $0.00. If we notice any issues that require immediate attention, we will promptly inform you and have a conversation with you about our recommendations, your roofing needs, and other details to give you a satisfying experience.
Our hard work has been recognized by institutions such as the Better Business Bureau, who have given us an A+ rating. We have also won the ‘Best of State’ award five times in recent years for our handiwork. As such, you can rest assured that any roofing project we undertake is being handled by some of the best workmen in the roofing industry. We offer a wide range of services for residential, commercial, and industrial properties, so no matter what issue you’re facing, we can take care of it. Some of our roofing services are as follows:
Roof repairing forms the bulk of our work in Murray and surrounding areas. Repair jobs can be minor or extensive, and in the former case, you might be tempted to fix the issue yourself. However, this can be dangerous because it brings the risk of injuries. You could fall off the roof or hurt yourself with roofing equipment, all without resolving the issue as thoroughly as a professional would. Hiring a roofing contractor takes care of both issues, allowing you to go about your day while we look after your home.
Your roof might need some repairs for many reasons. The wind may have damaged your shingles, there may be cracks on your roof, your gutters may be clogged, or poor maintenance may be catching up with you. If you have trees around your home, branches falling on your roof and rubbing against it can wear out the topmost layer of your roof. While these may seem like minor issues, it’s easy to forget about them the problem has compounded greatly. In extreme cases, parts of your roof might collapse altogether. If it has been a while since you had someone inspect your roof, it’s best to do so and make sure yours doesn’t need any major or minor repairs
Roof Installation and Replacement
Roof installation or replacement is generally reserved for new homes or roofs that have suffered through a serious natural calamity. Replacing a roof is a long, expensive process that can cause great inconvenience to you, your family, or your employees. This is why it’s important to know someone who can do the job reliably without inconveniencing you. We at Far West Roofing understand the challenges of a roof replacement and work closely with you to complete the job as smoothly as possible.
Most of us never think of taking the time out to maintain our roofs, but doing so can save you a ton of money down the road by extending the lifespan of your roofing. More importantly, preventive maintenance costs are tax-deductible, allowing you to write them off and reduce your taxable income. You only need to do maintain your roof once every few years, and it has many benefits for a very low cost.
Other services we offer include rain gutter installation and repair, weather proofing your home for when winter is coming, etc.
Murray, Utah is a great place to live, and it’s attracting many new homeowners that are moving to the city. However, both old and new residents will want to know how they can best protect their homes, and that starts with your roofing. We at Far West Roofing have been serving residents of Murray and surrounding areas for decades, and we’d love the chance to help you with any roofing issues you might be facing. This article has explored common roofing problems faced by residents of Murray, and how we can help you with them. If you need a professional roofing contractor for any issue or service we’ve discussed, call us today.