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Residential Roofing

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Residential Roofing

When your home requires residential re-roofing services, we ask that you give our experienced team of roofing contractors at BigHorn Roofing a call. We proudly serve homeowners throughout Utah for all of their roof replacement and roof repair needs. We promise to provide your roof with re-roofing services that will stand up to all that Mother Nature has to offer.

Whether your home’s roof has been leaking for a while or has been damaged after a recent storm, our roofing company will come by to inspect the damage and provide you with a detailed account of the work that will be required.

We will be happy to assist with re-roofing needs in any season, including winter, and our crews can complete most re-roofing projects in three days or less, depending on the size and scope. Our roofing company assists with work involving some of the most popular roofing materials in the industry, including asphalt.

It would be an honor to get to work at your home soon for all your re-roofing needs. Be sure to ask us about minor roofing repair work as well (if your roof doesn’t require a complete replacement). Our roofing company looks forward to getting to work for you soon! Contact us today to discover what our team can do for you!

John F. Kennedy, Jr. said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” While he was speaking metaphorically about addressing problems when conditions are favorable, we support the sentiment in a more literal sense.

As residential roofing contractors working in West Jordan and around Utah, we’ve repaired and replaced roofs in all sorts of weather conditions. However, we agree with President Kennedy that the best time to schedule roof work is before you have a catastrophic failure.

If your roof is leaking or disintegrating, you should replace it immediately, of course. But waiting until the roof fails can mean extra stress and urgency. It can also mean additional costs as issues may have spread by the time your roof develops apparent problems. That can make roof replacement a more involved and costly process.

You should consider a roof replacement in these circumstances:

  • You notice leaks, holes, or missing shingles. Not only are these signs that the roof is failing, but they also present opportunities for water incursion and damage to the roof supports or your home. Similarly, missing flashing, curling shingles, or discoloration on walls and ceilings are all signs that things are not well with your roof.
  • Your roof creaks and pops. Much like humans as we age, older roofs start to make noises. For people, that might be knees that click like a metronome every time they descend the stairs. For your roof, clicking or popping can be indications of structural issues.
  • You need frequent roof repairs. If you have a residential roofing company on speed dial, that’s a sign your roof is nearing the end of its useful life. There may be invisible damage caused by these more minor issues. The longer it goes without being discovered and repaired, the worse it will get. Additionally, the cost of all those smaller repairs adds up. You could have nearly paid for a new roof rather than repeatedly fixing something on its last legs.
  • Your roof is more than 12 years old. We don’t mean that any roof needs to be ripped off when it hits a dozen years in service. Many factors go into the expected life of a roof, including climate, roof material, and the quality of the installation work. However, 12 years is when many roofs begin to show their age and have issues.
  • You are having solar panels installed. Replacing your roof before installing roof-mounted solar panels can make financial and logistical sense. Removing panels to repair or replace the roof will add significant expense and may cause issues with the panels’ warranty. If you expect your roof to last only a few more years, you can prevent paying to remove and remount the solar panels by replacing the roof before installation. That choice can save you money in the long run.

These are just guidelines. If your roof isn’t leaking or showing signs of significant issues, it may have years left. However, if you see any of these indicators, it is best to contact a residential roofing company for a thorough inspection.

As a trusted residential roofer serving South Jordan and all of Utah, with thousands of satisfied clients, BigHorn can help you understand the condition of your roof, suggest repairs or maintenance that will prolong its life, and help you decide whether the decision to replace your roof can wait, or if you should do it while the figurative sun is still shining.

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How Much Will My New Roof Cost?

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So many factors go into determining the cost of a new roof that it’s challenging to give a general estimate. Shingle selection, shape and size of the roof, number of penetrations like vents for chimneys, and condition of the supporting elements are just a few elements a residential roofing company will use to determine the cost of your roof replacement project.

Prices range from approximately $450 to $750 or more per roof square. A roof square is a 10-foot by 10-foot area, or 100 square feet. Roof sizes vary widely, but an average home might have a 20 square roof. That puts the cost at around $9,000 to $15,000. Your home could be more or less than that, depending on those other factors we mentioned. If your project requires additional work, like replacing the plywood roof deck or repairing flashing, that will increase the bottom line.

Your roof plays a critical role in protecting your house from the elements. Cutting corners to save a few dollars could cost you big when you pay for repairs, have interior damage, see insurance increases, or need to replace a cheap roof years sooner than you would have needed to with a quality product installed with skilled workmanship.

Of course, you don’t want to spend any more than necessary. At BigHorn Roofing, we understand that. We strive to keep our prices competitive while maintaining the highest quality standards for both the materials we use and the work we perform. We work to be the best residential roofing company serving Salt Lake City and the rest of Utah. Part of that means understanding our clients’ finances. Our team will work with you to find a roof you can be proud of and feel confident about but also one you can afford. And we offer financing if you can’t or don’t want to come up with the money upfront.

What is a Roof, Anyway?

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A five-year-old can draw a square, scribble a triangle on top of it, and point to those angled lines as the roof. They’d probably add a sun and a cloud for good measure. Unintentionally, those additions show part of what a roof does–it protects that home-square from rain, heat, and other elements. However, a simple triangle drawing fails to capture all the components of a roof. Far from a couple of straight lines sitting on top of a house, a roof is actually a complex system made of many elements. These are just some of the parts of a roof system:


Roof shingles come in many different materials and styles, but all have the same purpose. They protect the underlying sheathing from the weather. They are a first line of defense against the elements. They are the outermost layer that protects you from rain, wind, and sun. Think of them like the skin of your roof.


If your shingles are the skin, the rafters are the skeleton. Rafters are the wood or metal slats that provide the structure for your roof. Walls have studs; roofs have rafters. If you have an unfinished attic space, the wood or metal boards you see above are rafters.


Your shingles have to sit on something. The sheathing is the board or other flat material attached to the rafters of your home. Sheathing is also referred to as the roof deck. It holds up the shingles, providing a surface to which your roofing contractor can fasten them.


Underlayment is a thin, water-resistant material laid over the sheathing. This paper-like material seals the sheathing to keep out moisture from snow or rain. Underlayment is used with a vapor barrier and membrane. This barrier is usually a sheet of plastic that protects against drafts and is another line of defense against water.


Trim protects high points of your roof. On the roof ridge or other high points where two roof sections meet, you need trim to provide a seal.


Shingles aren’t sufficient protection for areas where your roof has joints between sections. Shingles work great for the flat planes of your roof, but for joints in the roofline, you need flashing to provide extra protection. If your roof has a change in direction or angle, your roof system will include flashing to seal these areas.


All of the other elements of your roof work together to keep water out of your house. But that moisture needs somewhere to go. This need is where drainage comes in. Drainage helps your roof shed water. You want that water to leave the roof and don’t want it to damage your home’s outer walls, landscaping, or foundation. Drainage directs water runoff from the roof to areas where it can be shed safely.

Roof Vents

Most parts of your roof system focus on creating a tight seal. Vents do the opposite. A healthy home needs to breathe. Your house needs to exchange the air from inside for fresh, outside air. This air exchange helps prevent mold issues because a properly vented home will naturally “exhale” moist air. It also helps cool your home in the hot summer months. Hot air rises to the top of the structure. It then escapes through your roof and attic vents, helping to lower your home’s temperature.

Okay, so that’s the hardware. But if you go outside and look at your roof, you’ll likely see something more complex than that simple child’s triangle drawing. Let’s identify roofing design elements, as these play a critical role in determining the costs and timelines for residential re-roofing. Here’s our essential roof-elements dictionary:


An abutment is an intersection between the roof and a vertical surface. The most common areas where you’d see an abutment are where a chimney joins with the roofline or when the roof leads to a vertical wall.


While any architectural style can include dormers, they are commonly found in traditional design. These sections of the home’s upper floor are bumped out from the roof. Dormers bring natural light into an attic or top-floor room. They also increase the usable space by pushing out an area to give it more height.


If you stand against your home’s outer wall and look up, you’ll see that the roof probably hangs slightly over the house’s edge. These areas that extend beyond the exterior walls are the eaves.

Gable Walls

Gable walls are the vertical, triangle-shaped outer-wall sections extending from the eaves to the roof’s peak. In a child’s simple drawing of a house where the roof is a triangle, the gable wall is the inside of the triangle.


A roof hip is the tip or high point where roof sections meet. If your roof is shaped like a pyramid with four sides meeting at one tip, that meeting point is the hip. A simple “up and over” roof, with two sides that slant toward the walls and two that are vertical, does not have a hip.


If you live in Utah, you are familiar with mountain valleys. Like a mountain valley, a roof valley is where two or more downward sections meet. However, even if it’s covered in fresh powder, we recommend keeping your skiing or boarding away from your roof valley. Stick to Utah’s incredible ski resorts instead.


The verge is the rafter or wall where a gable ends. It is under the roof and is also known as the centerline of the ridge.

In addition to talking about roofs and sunshine, JFK also said, “Change is the law of life.” Life is forever changing. Humans have lived in roofed homes for thousands of years, but roof technology and craftsmanship have evolved during those many centuries.

At BigHorn, we recognize the importance of providing ongoing training to our teams so they can stay abreast of the latest developments in roofing techniques. We offer the best products and most effective innovations in roofing. We embrace change, even as we honor traditions.

With more than two decades of helping our Utah neighbors with their roofing needs, we have become an integral part of our community. So when it comes time to change your roof, you can search the internet for “residential roofing contractors near me” and hope for the best. But we think the safer bet is to call BigHorn Roofing. We’d love to discuss your project and help you get the roof your home requires to keep it safe and healthy. When we’ve finished the job, we want you to look back, and up, and say, “I wouldn’t change a thing.”

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When you need the roof on your Utah home repaired, turn to the professionals at BigHorn Roofing. We have the experience and craftsmanship to repair even the most damaged roofs. We understand your roof is the most important aspect of your home, and when it is not working properly, you need a team to handle the task promptly and efficiently.

Our roofing contractors can work with asphalt shingles, metal roofs, polycarbonate, slate, steel, and more. Whether you’re interested in a new roof installation, minor roof repair, or complete roof replacement, we welcome you to schedule a free estimate. Contact our roofing company today for service throughout West Jordan, Salt Lake City, Draper, Ogden, Lehi, Tooele, Park City, Layton, UT, and the surrounding areas!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What are the signs my roof has problems?

Common roofing issues include missing shingles, water stains, and exposed roof components. Less visible problems like rotting plywood or pipe collar cracks may also occur, prompting the need for further inspection. Call Bighorn Roofing today and get a free estimate!

2. I have a roof leak, what do I do?

When dealing with a roofing leak, there are various options available. It’s common for people to question whether a new roof is necessary due to a leak, but the answer varies based on different factors.

Considerations like the age of your roof, existing warranty (if any), and the extent of the leak will dictate the course of action. Regardless, the initial step is to have the problem assessed by a reputable roofing company to ensure accurate guidance.

3. How much does a new roof cost?

To determine the cost of a new roof, factors like roof size and shingle type are considered. Prices range from $450 to $750 per square for shingles. For an average 20 square home, costs can be around $9,000 to $15,000. Additional work like replacing plywood or fixing flashing can increase costs.

4. Do new roofs have warranties?

Roof warranties vary based on the manufacturing company and shingle type. Product warranties are from shingle manufacturers like GAF or Owens Corning. Labor warranties depend on the installer. Bighorn roofing offers at least a 10 year workmanship guarantee on all installations and up to 25 years through GAF. It’s essential to research roof warranties thoroughly before installation.

5. What are the different types of asphalt shingles?

Asphalt shingles are commonly used for roofing due to their durability and affordability. Three-tab asphalt shingles are hardy, but not common, while architectural asphalt shingles offer a cedar shingle appearance with increased durability. Technology advancements have led to more durable and aesthetically pleasing asphalt shingle options.

6. How long will it take to replace my roof?

Bighorn Roofing can replace a single-family home’s roof on average in one day, including removing old shingles and underlayment, replacing them with new ones, and conducting a thorough cleanup.

7. What should you ask your roofing contractor before hiring?

Before selecting a roofing company, ask important hiring questions to make informed decisions. Check for insurance, licensing, manufacturer certification, BBB accreditation, references, reviews, and warranty details.

8. How Can I Tell I Need a New Roof?

Signs indicating the need for a new roof:

  • Leaks, holes, or missing shingles
  • Roof sounding rickety or needing frequent repairs
  • Roof over 12 years old
  • Missing flashing, curling shingles, broken ice dams, or discoloration on walls and ceilings.

9. How Often Should You Replace Your Roof?

The lifespan of a roof is influenced by materials, ventilation, and installation. Quality roofs can last 12-20 years, while higher-quality ones can endure over 30 years. Replacement may be necessary if issues arise with an older roof.

10. Should I Replace my Roof If It’s Not Leaking?

If your roof shows signs like sagging or missing shingles, it may need replacement to prevent further damage from harsh weather.