August takes us right in the middle of the hurricane season that looms above us once again. The season runs from June 1 until November 30. We've learned from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration forecasters that we can experience an above average active hurricane season. That being said, the most important thing you can do is prepare for it.
This month we have featured the "Reed House" in the Hampton Historical District on Victoria Boulevard. The house is undergoing major renovations, including a complete slate roof removal and reinstallation with Newmont Slate's patented Lightweight Slate Shield hook system, replacing the internal gutter lining and adding copper in various locations on the roof.
Skylights are a wonderful way to open up your home to natural light and warmth. Saving on energy costs is just one of the benefits to having them installed.
The Hurricane Season still looms above us until it's official end on November 30. Other than an excessive amount of rain in September, we've been fortunate so far this season in the Hampton Roads area.
As we covered in the last few blogs, roof ventilation IS a big deal. Issues can result if there isn’t significant airflow in the attic to maintain a constant temperature, i.e. shingles warping and premature deterioration. Not to mention how it can reflect on the budget when it’s time to pay the power bill.
Most appropriate since it left no room for mercy with the sun’s rays beating down and that uncomfortable thick veil of humidity bringing the heat index to well over 100 degrees on some days. Not only can the heat do a good number on us, but it can also wreak havoc on your home, especially the roof.
Most Hampton Roads residents are no strangers to the hurricane season that threatens the Atlantic each year between June and November. There have been devastating storms such as Floyd (1999), Isabel (2003) and Irene (2011), just to name a few, that caused catastrophic damage to the area, both for homeowners and businesses. Fortunately, over the past several years, the seasons have been consistently mild in comparison. For 2016, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), states this season suggests more hurricane activity than in the last three years, which were below normal.