Moisture is one of your roof’s worst enemies. Left unattended to, it may cause damage not just to your roof but to your entire home as well. In this post, one of the best local roofing contractors, Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc explains how moisture causes damage to your roof.
Moisture damage can also come from inside your home. Moisture inside your home tends to rise up and escape through your roof. It condenses as it sticks in your roof, transforming from gas to liquid. The condensation creates a damp area and eventually wets your roof. If you have a shingle roof, the moisture can loosen your granules and weaken it further.
Make sure that both the attic space and the roof are as close as possible in temperature because roof condensation is possible if your roof is colder than the air inside your attic. Condensation problems can be addressed with proper ventilation. Just make sure that your vents and gutters are working together without leakage.
Mold thrives in moisture caused by damp conditions on the roof and in the attic. It may seem harmless to the roof but it actually weakens it. It may result in sagging and other exterior damages. It is also a health risk for people with asthma or allergies. Proper ventilation minimizes mold buildup.
If you have moisture coming from inside your home, check your ventilation system. Proper ventilation system should prevent moisture from accumulating. An issue with your roof ventilation increases your condensation problems. Monitor your vent’s performance regularly. Check for blockage or leakage. For ventilation and gutter replacement services, it’s important to find a trusted contractor.
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