Roof Replacement and
Roof Repair Specialist(703) 475-2446
Before Hiring an Alaska roofing contractor, make sure they are Licensed and Insured
Alaska roofing contractors take care of roof repair issues caused by circumstances unique to your state. There is no other homeowner in the country faced with the challenges you are. One would expect that in the northern regions of the world, the cold and snow would be your main concern. This is true, but the amount of rainfall and cool, misty weather that happen in various regions is very hard on a roof. And don’t forget the dangers of permafrost soils that can start a domino effect on your house.
First, let's deal with the snow. A layer on the roof indicates you have good insulation in your attic, but if you see icicles forming along the edge, you have trouble. Immediately we know you could have one or more roofing repair situations - you don't have enough insulation or poor attic ventilation. To make a long story short, you’ll end up with ice dams forming on the roof. The heat coming from the attic melts the snow. Sooner or later the melt water backs up and creeps under the shingles. Your roof can leak in subzero temperatures.
If you live in a part of Alaska that gets a lot of rainfall and foggy weather, keeping a fire burning in the earth is not going to keep the gremlins off the roof. Make sure you have a regular roof inspection to check for wear in your roofing materials. Long term dampness and leaks are an invitation for unfriendly things like mildew, mold and rot to set in. Water damage has a way of showing up where you least expect it, and becomes very costly.
Last but not least, depending on where you live, permafrost can be an issue. “Why would it affect my roof?” is a question we are asked frequently. As you know, permafrost soil becomes unstable when it warms up and begins to thaw. When your house shifts on the wobbly earth, your roof gets thrown out of alignment. Only your Alaska roofing contractors know how to deal with this type of roof repair
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