Northern Virginia Winter Roofing Tips
It seems like winter is holding on this year, particularly here in Northern Virginia, and it’s not too late to take action against the weather. With snow and more freezing temperatures in our future, it’s important to keep energy conscious, effective solutions in mind. Power HRG recently released a great blog post about roofing choices that can keep the temperature high while keeping the energy bill low. Remember that design choices such as roofing are not only aesthetic, they’re about your safety and well-being too. Here are some of the highlights we wanted to share with you.
Instead of adding layers to your old roof, it’s important that the old layers be stripped off, and replaced with a brand new one. Layering your roof causes it to be heavy, and when that weight is combined with a hefty snowfall it increases the potential for a collapse. A good way to tell if you’re experiencing this kind of issue is to go up into your attic and look at your rafters. If they seem to be sagging or stressed at all, make sure to contact a local, professional roofer in Northern Virginia.
Another danger in this cold weather is frost wedging. When water freezes in a crack, it expands. This widens the crack, and causes damage to trees, creates potholes in our roads, and can even break boulders apart. It also happens on your roof when the heat from your house melts ice during the day but low temperatures cause it to freeze again at night. It’s important to have a solid, waterproof roof in this kind of weather.
Augustine Roofing has been a preferred Northern Virginia roofing contractor for years. Whether delivering a new or replacement roof replacement in Fairfax, or roofing repairs and maintenance in Loudoun, Augustine Roofing always looking to build long lasting relationships with customers and partners. Stay safe and warm until Spring finally breaks!