Frost is a typical part of winter. But since snow and moisture come with a risk of water damage, it’s normal to be wary about the presence of frost on your roofing. However, experts say that frost on your roof isn’t necessarily something to worry about.
To explain further, Rapid Roofing & Restoration, one of the most reputable roof and gutters companies, shares some facts about frost on roofs.
When to Get Concerned About Frost on Your Roofing
If your roof is well-maintained and it has been adequately prepped for the season, there is no need to be concerned about the presence of frost on your roofing. As long as you have taken steps to prevent moisture damage, your roof should be able to handle a reasonable amount of frost.
Nevertheless, roofers also recommend checking your neighbors’ roofs and comparing them to your roofing. Sometimes frost on your roof could indicate the condition of your insulation. When your roof looks spotty but your neighbors’ roofs seem to have more frost, your insulation may not be doing a good job of keeping the heat inside your home. The heat is most likely leaking out through the attic and roof, which then causes the frost to melt.
Lack of Frost
The lack of frost could potentially be a cause for concern. To get more clues, observe the roofs of your neighbors. If your roof is exposed to the same amount of heat and sunlight as their roofing, your roofs should be experiencing the same quantity of frost, more or less.
That said, consider their and your immediate surroundings — find out if your neighbors’ roofs are surrounded by tall trees. If this is the case, the frost on their roofing won’t melt quickly. If your roof is exposed to direct sunlight for long periods, the frost on your roof will melt more easily and will likely appear spotty.
As one of the top roofing and siding contractors in the area, Rapid Roofing & Restoration can ensure superior workmanship and customer service. We have over 30 years of experience in the industry, so you can have peace of mind. Call us at (812) 837-9654 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.