Swamp Cooler Removal and Roof Patching
Every year, the hot temperatures shock Utah residents, even though they seem to come around every year. Swamp coolers are usually ineffective, and don’t manage to cool all the rooms throughout your home. It’s for this reason that more residents are opting for central air—the temperature is easier to monitor and the cold air is evenly distributed throughout the home. It’s also more cost efficient and quieter. Once the switch is made, however, those large and unattractive swamp coolers are usually left in its wake.
Removing swamp coolers can actually be a tricky process. For one thing, they are incredibly large and bulky. They can also leave a massive hole in your roof. Both of these things are difficult to get around for your average homeowner. Legacy Roofing specializes in swamp cooler removal, as well as patching, ensuring that your roof looks just like new, and you won’t have to deal with the old swamp cooler eyesore.
The Right Patch to Fit Your Home
After removing a swamp cooler, a patch is almost always necessary. A visible hole is left behind that might let rain/snow into your home, which could result in water damage and other serious problems. Not to mention that the hole ruins the aesthetic of your home. Many people are unaware that there are multiple ways to patch the hole left behind by a swamp cooler.
The primary option is to patch the hole to look like the rest of the roof. This is the most cost effective option, and will turn the hole into a seamless stretch of roofing. The professionals at Legacy Roofing will fill the hole and make sure it has the proper supports; they shingle it to match the rest of your existing roof.
Another option is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners, especially as the modern styles continue being popular. The hole can be replaced with a skylight. The process is relatively simple—our professionals will expand the hole to fit the window size and frame it out. The skylight is installed and voila—you have beautiful natural light pouring into your house and a brand new feature that adds value to your home.
Additionally, sun tubes are becoming more popular. These are glass tubes that extend from the roof down into your home, and can provide extra natural light. This option will require some patching as the sun tubes vary in size. The benefit of this option is it can utilize the smaller ventilation holes that already exist, allowing our professionals to simply patch around them.