Jack Frost and your roof…A match made in heaven? Sadly no. There are many challenges cold weather can bring to a roof to count, but with proper maintenance, even Old Man Winter will have a tough time making a dent in yours. That said, there are still some things to look out for this time of year. Here are three common winter roofing problems that require the help of a professional roofer.

Attic Condensation
When a cold surface interacts with warm air, condensation can occur. That’s especially true for your attic space, which, if improperly ventilated and insulated, may be letting too much cold air in from your roof. Not only does this issue cause your HVAC system to work overtime, while you waste heat, it can actually cause moisture to build up inside your home. Condensation may eventually lead to mold and even small leaks that may cause everything from wood buckling to drywall problems.

Icicles and Ice Dams
Although these issues tend to be more prevalent in more northern parts of the country, our weather patterns can be fickle, and may cause them to happen two or three times a year. Ice dams and icicles occur when ice freezes, then melts, then freezes again in rapid succession. They can be hazardous to people walking below your roof, but they’re also extremely hard on your gutter system. In fact, heavy enough ice buildup can cause your gutters to bend or even break! The culprit? Gutters that haven’t been cleaned properly and then clog the first time winter’s heavy freezing rains hit.

Strong Winds
Winter storms – and summer storms for that matter – can bring with them heavy winds. In Northern Virginia, homes that have a lot of tree canopy can see serious damage to their roofs from wind. Shingles can be blown loose, flashing pulled apart, and aging gutters actually ripped from the house itself. Wind also puts your roof in danger of being punctured by a falling tree branch; it happens here more than you’d think, especially during ice storms! A large puncture by a tree or branch can cause catastrophic roof damage that has to be dealt with immediately.

Have winter roofing issues? Call Peak Roofing Contractors at 703-468-4769. We’ve been Northern Virginia’s choice for affordable, quality roof, siding, windows & gutter replacement since 2006, and we’re open all year round….even when it’s so cold your shingles are shivering!

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Laurie
Laurie
15:03 21 Sep 18
I have had Peak Roofing complete a few roofing projects on my property since 2012. Staff, workers and owner were all very polite, thorough and a pleasure to work with. The quote was timely, work also scheduled in a timely manner given our rainy spring/summer this year. They resolved any issues with no hesitation or extra cost. Would definitely recommend and I do plan to have additional roofing projects completed by Peak in the near future.
Jay Maynard
Jay Maynard
12:15 21 Sep 18
Just wanted to say thank you to Peak Roofing in Haymarket! They did a fantastic job on my roof and with all the storms we’ve been hit with lately I’m sure several of you are in need of a new roof too. In addition to the great job they did on the roof the workers are beyond polite and did an excellent job cleaning up after themselves and protecting my landscaping, cars, kids toys etc that were around the house. There was also a nice surprise. They have a “Roof for Troops” program where they price match a national program that gives Vets a discount on the materials used to replace your roof. My roof was completed a few weeks ago and I received a phone call asking for my DD214.... when I asked why I was told Peak Roofing was sending me a $250 check to thank me for my service. This was really above and beyond, I knew I was getting a $250 discount on materials but I had no idea the roofers were going to send me an additional check, they certainly did not have to do this and they didn’t even use it as a selling point upfront, just a really nice thank you after the fact. We will be donating the money to the The Air Force Aid Society on behalf of Peak. If you are in Northern Virginia and especially if you have USAA give them a call.
A D
A D
21:23 20 Aug 18
We contracted with Lowes to replace our roof in May 2018, after huge storm in Sterling Park. However, they weren't able to do the work until July 26th, 2018, but they had the best price due to 1/2 price on shingles deal they had going on. Lowes sent Peak Roofing Contractors, Inc., to do the work and they were wonderful. They notified us ahead of time when the materials needed to be delivered and left on our driveway the day before work began. Workers started early in the morning and worked straight thru to lunch with no breaks, leaving tarps around areas where they needed to remove the existing roof materials and throw to the ground, to protect yard, etc.. They completed the entire old roof removal and replacement in ONE day and we were so impressed. It was a hot day and they had a team of about 4-5 carrying the heavy shingles up to the roof on their backs using ladders. They cleaned up completely after the work was done and walked us around our house to show us the roof replacement work. We did need an additional 10 sheets of plywood replaced due to leaks and they were able to accommodate and do the additional work with no problems. We'd highly recommend this company as very professional, hard working, and they do a great job for a reasonable price, through Lowes Hardware Stores. Thanks Guys! : )
John F
John F
13:56 23 Jul 18
Builder refused to stand by their work on our roof - we have had problems since we purchased our house (6 years ago). Contacted Mike at Peak Roofing and had him complete an inspection of our roof, he did a great job highlighting the issues on our roof including a written report and pictures. I believe his report and pictures were instrumental in our warranty claim with the shingle manufacturer. The shingle manufacturer, Tamco, did stand by their shingles. Tamco authorized us to get a new roof and we had Peak roofing install the new roof - they did a great job and with Peak's price for the roof replacement I was able to upgrade to architectural shingles. Installation crew did an awesome job, worked from sun up to sun down and cleaned up everything before they left. Thanks Mike, and all the guys at Peak roofing for "being on our side"!
Carole Gertel
Carole Gertel
23:49 10 Jun 17
Truly, they should have received a five star, but I want to give it some time. Peak Roofing was amazing from salesman Mike straight through to job completion. Robin at the office answered questions and concerns and kept me informed about workman ETA, etc. The workman, Dallas and Randy, are true craftsman. They replaced the siding at the peak of my Colonial Victorian with CertainTeed shingles. They did an EXCELLENT job.I would recommend Peak in a heartbeat.
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