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The Attic: An Important Component of Your Roof | Washington DC | Maggio Roofing

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 by Office


A December 28, 2013 article on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal details the importance of inspecting one part of the roofing system. Doing so can make the difference between a pleasant spring and agony:

Roofs create an insulated barrier that helps trap heat inside, and most attic spaces are located right below them,” explains Jason Joplin, program manager of the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence. “That makes them perfect for spotting potential problem areas and damage without worrying about falling.”

Remember, too, you can inspect for structural deformities without risking your neck on a treacherous ladder by using binoculars to zoom in on everything from loose shingles to broken gutters.

And if prolonging your roof’s life is truly your goal, experts say it pays to consult a professional roofing contractor who’s insured and uses quality materials.

The article details which factors to look out for when inspecting your attic. If you want to prolong the life of your roof, however, it is best to consult Washington roofing experts who can easily provide an expert opinion on the condition of your roof.

The attic is found immediately under the roof, so it is understandable that the attic can play a role on a roof's performance during the winter. One of the most common problems that a roof would encounter from poor attic insulation in winter is the formation of ice dams.

Air leaks where heat can escape will cause snow on the roof to melt off and form on the gutters as ice deposits, which can harm the roof and, inevitably, the entire house. Checking the attic for those leaks and assuring that they are sufficiently covered can go a long way in preventing the formation of ice dams.

If your attic inspections were a step too late in preventing damage to the entire roof, it is recommended that you contact a trusted service who can handle winter roofing in Washington, DC. Not only will these contractors be able to repair your roof, they can also advise you on what parts of your roof should be given extra attention to avoid these things from happening in the future.

Your roof, if maintained properly and repaired immediately, can serve your house for a long time. Homeowners interested in getting their roofs inspected should contact services like Maggio Roofing to learn more.

 

(Article Excerpt and Image from Clues in the attic: the secrets to winter roof maintenance, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, December 28, 2013)

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