It’s that time of year where prestarting your car, and seeing frost on your roof is going to happen more times than not. Living in the south, we never feel prepared for this and spend most mornings dreading walking outside.
What is causing the Frost on my Roof?
What does having frost on your roof really mean? In short, it means it’s cold outside. In actuality. We get frost on our roof from the condensation in the air combined with the heat leaving our homes.
When the weather is 32 degrees or lower this can cause condensation on your roof. On a new roof this may not present as a problem however, if your roof is older, it may be something you want to keep an eye out on.
Is Frost Harmful on my Roof?
The good news is having frost on your roof isn’t necessarily a good or bad thing. The good comes from most Roofing Systems are built with roofing material that can sustain cold weather conditions. Meaning having a little frost on your roof is okay.
If you have an older roof, a roof in need of repair, or if you’re in need of a roof replacement, seeing this morning frost can strike some concern for you. Here is why, as we all know. Frost is frozen water on our roof that occurs at night or in the early mornings. When the sun and temperatures start to rise the frost or ice begins to melt.
When this happens if you have roof leaks, or faulty shingles this can allow water to seep through your roofing system and cause water damage to your decking. This could quickly lead to other problems beyond your roofing system.
How can I protect my roof from the cold, snow or frost?
The best way to protect your home is by making sure you get an annual roof Inspections by your locally trusted roofing company. A good home inspection can check the integrity of your existing roof and ensure you get the most out of your system.
When calling on a dependable roofing company you can expect them to provide inspections on the following:
Overall Health of Roofing System:
A roof inspection will include the overall health of your metal or asphalt roof. A reliable roofer will be able to look over your system and check your shingles for cracks, braking or pulling away from the system. They will also be able to look at your metal roof and tell you if you have dents, cracks or other issues taking place.
Your roof inspector will look over your roofline to ensure that you do not have any unusual sagging, dipping, or curving taking place. This can happen for many reasons, a common one is from debris and leaves being left on a roof. This is why it’s important to keep your roof clean and clear.
It is best to use a trusted local roofer for your inspections that offer a variety of services and can check the integrity of your soffit as well.
Just like it’s important to keep your roof clean, it’s important to keep your gutters clean as well. During your roof inspection it’s important the company you use can also look over your gutters to check for leaks, blockages, or sagging.
Other Roofing Accessories:
It is important that your roofing accessories are checked as well. If you have a chimney the flashing should be inspected for leaks or damage. As well as a thorough inspection of all roof boots.