Roof Replacement Burke, VA
Roof Replacement Burke, VA
Residents of Burke, VA enjoy fairly moderate temperatures all year round. While it rarely gets above the mid-80s in the summer, and below the mid-20s in the winter, however, Northern Virginia does see higher than average wind speeds, as well as up to 18 inches of snow each winter, and significant rainfall all year long. All of this inclement weather can add up to one thing; the need for roof replacement on many residences in the area. You know how important your roof is to your home; don’t wait for it to fail completely, letting those elements into your home before you take the steps necessary to replace it.
How Weather Affects Your Roof
Living in Burke, you may not give too much thought to the weather. After all, you don’t get the kind of snow that Vermont has, or the blazing hot temperatures of Arizona. You do see enough inclement weather, however, for it to have a major impact on your roof.
Moisture from rain and snow, as well as leaks caused by ice dams, and the damage that high winds can cause all mean that your shingles may deteriorate at a faster rate than they would in a drier climate.
Add in those 18-inches of snow melting and refreezing on your roof all winter long, bringing additional weight to your roof deck, and you may find that come spring your roof has begun to spring a leak.
And if you don’t have adequate attic ventilation in your home, then you could find that this teams up with the weather to cause even more problems for your roof. Super heated attics, for example, transfer their heat to the roof where it can compromise the shingles, while the heat escaping your home through the roof in the winter is a big part of what causes ice dams that can force moisture up beneath your shingles and onto your roof deck.
Signs You Need a Roof Replacement
Not all of the signs that your roof needs to be replaced are going to be obvious. Sometimes the first clue that you have may be water seeping in from your ceiling, but the signs are often there much longer than it takes for this to occur. If you see any of the following during your yearly maintenance, it could be an indicator that you’ll need roof replacement in the near future:
- Signs of water in your attic such as water stains, mold, or mildew
- Curling, blistering, cracking, or broken shingles
- Missing shingles
- Moss covered shingles
- Sagging or bowing of your roof
Some of these signs also indicate the need for roof repair. The difference is that roof repair is usually located in a small area, whereas the need for roof replacement means that the problems are more widespread and are affecting a larger portion of your roof.
Call Us Today
If you think that you may be needing a roof replacement, don’t hesitate to give us a call for a free estimate. Northern Virginia Roofing and Exteriors has been doing business in Burke, VA for more than 50 years. With more than 40,000 successfully completed projects behind us, we have the knowledge and expertise needed to diagnose and correct your roof roofing problems. Putting off a roof replacement can only mean more damage to your home down the road, so don’t delay and call now.
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