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Avoid Early Roof Replacement and Roof Repair in Oakton

If you need a reliable Oakton roof repair  contractor we can help! Our licensed and insured Oakton roofers will assist you with all your roofing repair needs. We can be reached at (703) 303-8546 or on the free estimates contact page located here. An efficient ventilation system is essential in avoiding roof leaks and the need for a roof replacement. Many homeowners aren’t aware of how important proper attic ventilation is for a roof, and attic ventilation is one of the underlying reasons behind many early roof replacements. Experienced roofers will highlight the importance of proper ventilation and will properly install your venting in order to extend the lifespan of your roof as long as possible. Venting is important because moisture can attack your roof from both the inside and the outside. The average house produces five pounds of water vapor in one day, and this vapor has to go somewhere. Because it is lighter than air, the vapors will rise into the attic, so proper venting is needed in order to allow this moisture to leave the house via escape vents and air circulation. If your home has poor attic ventilation, some of the following symptoms may be experienced:

Icicles and ice dams may look pretty but they can cause trouble to your roof

Icicles and ice dams may look pretty but they can cause roof leaks in the middle of winter.

Ice Dams

Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the lower, cooler edge of your roof. They occur when snow melts but then refreezes before it is able to drain off of your roof. This can result in in water backup that resides under your roofing, and it can ultimately penetrate into your home’s interior. Proper venting can reduce initial buildup and the formation of ice dams. • Inefficient cooling and heating. If you notice temperature imbalances that cause your air conditioning unit to work harder, this can be a sign that you may experience wet insulation in the attic that is not able to do its job. • Rust. While some rust on the inside metal structures of your roof can be expected, rust that is widespread can indicate a problem. This can be indicative of unwanted condensation.

Mold and mildew in your house is nothing but trouble

Mold and mildew in your house is nothing but trouble

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew will appear as dark spots, but even when you can’t see it, its odor can help you detect its presence.


Frost on the outer side of your roof isn’t a problem, but if it appears inside the attic you should note that you have a major ventilation problem.

Excessive heat buildup because of poor ventilation produces moisture which makes condensation

Excessive moisture buildup because of poor ventilation produces damaging condensation


Excessive Heat Build up Due to Poor Ventilation

When your shingles begin to crack before they should, this can often indicate the presence of excessive heat between the roof decking and shingles. Essentially you will be cooking away your roofing material, and the over-heating of air that is poorly ventilated can actually raise your attic temperature to around 160 degrees on a 95 degree day.

Oakton Housing Market:

If you are in need of siding repair or roof repair services, Oakton, VA, has options available. With a population of roughly 34,000, Oakton, VA, has been named as one of CNN Money’s best small towns in the U.S. This city is known for is scenic vistas and hundreds of tall oak trees. It is an affluent area that is a top choice for residential properties for Washington, D.C., commuters. Additionally, Oakton is conveniently located near Route 123 and U.S. Highway 66 and is home to a great public education system. However, residential real estate prices in this area are expensive, and as of May 2013, the average list price for homes on the market was over $1,200,000. Median home prices also increased by 11.7% from 2012 to 2013. Oakton and the rest of Fairfax County’s commercial real estate market offer a variety of office, flex, and industrial space. Fairfax County is one of the largest office markets in the U.S. and the largest in metro Washington, D.C. It also has the largest office market located within the Commonwealth of Virginia, ranging in everything from single-story units to high-rise structures. The major Tysons Corner area offers about 27 million square feet of total office space, and this makes up approximately 25% of the total inventory in the country.


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