Should I Be Concerned About the Frost on My Roof?

If you notice that frost is covering the ground, you might want to look up at your roof and see if there’s frost on it as well. Of course, frost on your roofing isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Is Frost Good or Bad?

Frost is a normal part of winter. So, when it starts collecting on your roof, you shouldn’t really feel too alarmed. As long as your roof is in good shape, and you have prepared it for the cold season, you don’t have to worry about it causing water damage.

However, you can use the presence or absence of frost as an indication of how your insulation is performing. For instance, if your neighbors’ homes have frost, but the frost on your roof appears spotty, this could mean that your insulation is not doing its job. Inadequate insulation can cause the heat inside your home to leak out through your attic and roof. This can cause the frost to melt and potentially result in a leaking roof.

What if There’s No Frost?

In some cases, the lack of frost on your roof could be a cause for concern. This is especially the case if you notice frost on neighboring homes that are normally exposed to the same amount of sunlight and heat as yours. That said, it’s important to consider other external factors that could be causing the frost on your roof to melt more quickly. For example, if your neighbor’s home is surrounded by tall trees, and your home is exposed to direct sunlight, it’s normal for the frost on your home to melt away at a faster rate while the frost on your neighbor’s home remains for a longer period of time.

Tony’s Roofcare Inc. is a family-owned and -operated business, and we have contractors with years of roofing industry experience. Our team is trained and skilled in roof replacement, storm damage repair and other home improvement services like decking and siding. Call us at (253) 841-7779, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.