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Make a Healthy Home: Free from the Damp of Smog

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The rising temperatures across the states could only mean one thing: summer is just around the corner. Virginia Beach will once again host thousands of vacationers looking to beat the heat with a trip to one of its scenic beaches.

While summer is a time for fun and adventure, fog can get in the way and can be troublesome. Sometime in the middle of May, The Daily Press posted a forecast of foggy days and possible thunderstorms for Virginia Beach:

    There may be some patches of fog affecting your morning commute, but that’s expected to clear up by about 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

    Wednesday’s high temperature is expected to reach about 84 degrees with a chance for rain and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., according to the weather service.

    The possibility for rain and storms will likely increase Thursday and Friday as a cold front moves in bringing slightly cooler temperatures to the region. Expect highs in the 70s over the weekend.

While fog on its own doesn’t pose a significant health risk, in Virginia Beach, like in most urban areas in the country, the buildup of smog – a hazardous mixture of fog and smoke – can become particularly dangerous during hot summer days. This can cause a host of health concerns such as coughing and throat irritation, and is also known to worsen asthma symptoms. It can also cause damp air to accumulate in the interior of your home, which can pose more health hazards.

Certain parts of your house, especially the roof, should be well insulated then to prevent smog from entering. If shingles are damaged the roof system is leaking, moisture can build up in your home and will cause bacteria and mold to thrive, not to mention encourage the attack of pests.

Roofing contractors in Hampton Roads ought to be aware of these concerns. The highly-skilled crews of The Roofing Company & Remodeling Company are experts in insulation and ventilation – two areas that you should focus on if you want to make your home more comfortable for your family.

More importantly, what you need from roofing contractors in Virginia Beach is an assurance that your roof is free of any leaks or holes. Give The Roofing Company a call today and get your free estimate.


(Article Excerpt from Wednesday: Morning fog, possible rain, storms. Daily Press, May 14, 2014)

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