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About District of Columbia Roofing
With a climate of varying heat, cold and moisture, roofing issues are bound to arise in Washington, DC, homes. Water turning to ice can compromise the strength of a roof. Humidity and moisture can lead to problems with rot or moss. Roofing contractors can help with all of these problems, as well as general maintenance and service.
Typical Climate In Washington, DC
Washington, DC, experiences cold, wet winters and hot, humid summers. Between 1971 and 2000, Washington, DC, averaged 39.4 inches of precipitation. Annual average humidity ranges from 75 percent in the morning to about 53 percent mid-day, and temperatures range from 35 degrees in January to 80 degrees in July.
Common Roofing Issues In Washington, DC
General roofing issues in Washington, DC, are usually weather related. Due to the area's relatively extreme weather variation--hot summers and cold winters--roofing material can be damaged by changing temperatures, ice dams or storms. Washington, DC, can also experience hail storms, which can damage roofs. Hail storms can produce high winds, causing debris to fall and damage a roof.
Licensing In DC
Any contractor working in home improvement must have a license to bid on jobs costing over $300. They must apply for a business license, pass a police background check, obtain a surety bond in the amount of $5,000 for the two-year license period, and have insurance for public liability in the amount of $100,000, and property damage in the amount of $50,000 for the two-year license period.
Energy Efficient Roofing In Washington, DC
There are currently no roofing contractors located in the District of Columbia that are partnered with ENERGY STAR. Neighboring Virginia and Maryland also don't feature ENERGY STAR-partnered roofing contractors. Although not partnered with ENERGY STAR, Next Day Roofing services the Virginia, Maryland and DC area and offers eco-friendly roofing options. They use a composite roofing material made from 98 percent recycled rubber, which is guaranteed for 50 years. They also offer metal roofing options that have a high salvage value and therefore don't end up in landfills.
Unusual Roofs In Washington, DC
As our nation's capital, Washington, DC, is best known for the historical architecture found in its government buildings, but the city boasts a few independent architectural gems. One such place is the East Wing National Gallery that was designed by I.M. Pei. Featuring pyramidal skylights, Pei's building takes on a sculptural appearance. Another impressive building is the National Building Museum, which was finished in 1887. Employing traditional architectural designs, the building's arches and vaulted ceilings give the structure a light and airy energy.