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About Idaho Roofing
Homeowners in Idaho can experience a variety of home improvement issues as varying as the seasons. Because of the changing seasons, roofs can be damaged by extreme changes in temperature, snow, ice dams or by storms. Roofing contractors can help avoid roof damage by conducting routine maintenance, inspections or taking care of general repair.
Typical Climate In Idaho
Idaho experiences a climate of four seasons. Temperatures fluctuate with the seasons with cold winters (29 degrees) and mild summers (74 degrees). In the mountainous areas of the state, temperatures are slightly more extreme, and snowfall is normal. Precipitation averages 13 inches a year for the entire state, and humidity is low.
Common Roofing Issues In Idaho
Ice dams are a common cause of roof disrepair in Idaho. Ice dams are formed when heat escaping from an attic space melts snow that then refreezes on a cooler area of the roof. The water can seep into spaces between shingles or other roofing material. The contracting of freezing and melting ice can also compromise the integrity of roofing materials. Ice dams can be caused by uneven roof temperatures or poor insulation of the attic. Re-roofing or roof repair can prevent the formation of ice dams.
The Idaho state government doesn't require building contractors working on residential buildings, in the private sector, to hold licenses. Care should be taken when choosing a roofing contractor. References and the Better Business Bureau are good ways to choose a reliable or skilled contractor. It's also recommended to use a contractor that's a member of a large organization of contractors, like the National Roofing Contractors Association.
Energy Efficient Roofs In Idaho
ENERGY STAR doesn't list any partnered roofing contractors in the state. Ask local roofing contractors what environmentally friendly materials or techniques they may employ.
Unusual Roofs In Idaho
A new trend in commercial roofing is the concept of a "green roof" or a "living roof." Basically a roof top garden, "living roofs" use flat roofs of commercial buildings as gardens, which then cool the interior of the building and reduce urban heat island effect. The University of Idaho planted a green roof on the top of the Student Union building. Green roofs are believed to mitigate storm water run-off and increase the lives of roofs membranes by protecting them from the harmful elements.