Swamp Cooler Removal and Roof Patching

Utah has been rapidly switching from swamp coolers to air-conditioning, due to our incredibly hot summers. However, those who are making the change are often stuck with an eyesore—those giant swamp coolers no longer have a use and take up space on your roof.

Whitaker Roofing services can remove the swamp cooler, minimizing the damage that might occur if homeowners did it incorrectly. We serve throughout the Salt Lake Valley, providing swamp cooler removal and roof patching. Once the swamp cooler is removed, there will often be a hole in the roofing material, as well as hole from the air ducts. We can patch the area, ensuring that it blends in with the rest of the rooftop.

Options for Roof Patching After Swamp Cooler Removal


Once you make the switch to central air, and decide to get rid of the swamp cooler, there are several options to hide the evidence that it ever perched upon your rooftop.

One of the most popular options, as well as one of the most effective options is to simply patch the roof. We will get the swamp cooler down and then frame and fill the holes with building material. We will patch the roof portion to match your existing roof, ensuring the shingles and tiles are the accurate color.

While roof patching one of the obvious options, it definitely isn’t the only one. Another popular option is installing a skylight. There are many different kinds of skylights—some can open and close electrically, while others simply provide more sunlight into the space. Our expert craftsman can help you decide which option works best for you before we cut the hole and install the light. We will finish the edges so that they blend seamless with the material of your roof.

After removing your swamp cooler, there is potentially going to be multiple ventilation holes that remain. More people are choosing to transform those existing holes into sun tubes. This seals them off, but still allows the sunlight to come through. One of the reasons this becomes a more costly options is because you must

When removing the swamp cooler, you should also have the ductwork removed from your attic, as they could retain unwanted water. However, if you want to forego that cost, installing an attic fan can provide the necessary airflow into the attic. Typically this is an easy fix, mainly because your electric hookups are already in place. The hole will generally have to be adjusted to fit the fan.

Choosing to advance from a swamp cooler to central air can be a difficult decision, mainly due to the cost. But the efficiency of central air is rapidly winning out, especially with the incredibly hot summers in Utah. If you’re ridding yourself of your swamp cooler, make sure that you do it properly, relying on professionals who know how to get it down without causing damage. It’s also important to patch it effectively, so there is no evidence it was ever there in the first place.

Whitaker Roofing not only does roofing install and repairs, they can also assist with swamp cooler removal and roof patching. If you live it the Salt Lake City area, don’t settle with an eyesore on top of your roof—we can come out and provide same day consultations!

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