Excess Humidity And How It Compromises Your Roof
Humidity is present almost everywhere. In your home, humidity can be found even in your attic, which leads to the accumulation of moisture. But with an adequate ventilation system installed, the moisture won’t stay for long and will evaporate through the exhaust vents. However, if this tends to happen frequently and you don’t have enough vents installed, the moisture can get trapped in your attic longer than it should. This will lead to several consequences that will affect your roof’s performance and structural integrity.
Humidity and How It’s Formed
Humidity is the concentration of water vapor in the air. A small amount of humidity must always be present in the air (at least 30% to 50%) and circulating throughout your home to ensure indoor comfort. Once too much of it builds up in your home, it can lead to rot, mold, mildew, water leaks and other kinds of damage.
How Does Humidity Affect Your Roof?
As a locally trusted roofing company, we understand how much damage the amount of moisture and humidity can bring to your roof. If not properly managed, excess humidity simply leads to mold and mildew thriving in your attic while also affecting your inner roofing structure. It may not affect your roof that much right now, but it will eventually lead to costly repairs.
Too much moisture can slowly deteriorate the wooden parts that hold up the roof’s entire structure. Excess humidity can accelerate the deterioration rate of certain components of your inner structure such as the rafters, joists, support beams and decking. If you have poor ventilation, the trapped heat can also lead to cracks, expansion and other damage to the wooden components. Rot also becomes a problem since the damaged wooden parts are now more vulnerable to excess humidity.
Scheduling regular roof inspections allows you to catch the warning signs of moisture damage and address them as soon as possible. For this, you need to seek the assistance of experienced roofing specialists from Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. After conducting the inspection, we’ll provide a detailed report of your roof’s condition and list of repairs.
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