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What Do You Do To Reduce Moisture Damage On Your Roof?

With decades of experience as a roofing company, our professionals at Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. have helped countless homeowners with a number of different roofing issues. Among these, moisture-related damage is, by far, the single most common problem that many homes face every year.

Water penetration and moisture damage can range from unsightly discoloration on your ceiling or, in more serious cases, rot and deterioration of the roof deck itself. Thankfully, there are ways to combat these symptoms. Here are a few of the best tips on how to control moisture and water-related damage on your roofing system.

First Steps

Contact your local roofing company for free roof estimates on repairs as soon as you see any sign of a leak on your roof. Leaks are a sure sign that water has somehow penetrated the shingles and made its way through to your ceiling. Even minor discoloration on some parts of the roof could mean bigger and worse problems under the hood so it’s best to have it checked by a professional as soon as possible and avoid even costlier repairs in the future.

Ventilate Your Attic

From washing the dishes to taking hot showers and even doing the laundry, a lot of your day-to-day activities can increase the humidity levels in your home. The humid air often gets circulated upward to the attic where it can condense into water and cause problems to the wooden support structures of the roof deck. You can minimize this problem with proper ventilation. Ask your roofing contractor about how to improve air circulation and ventilation in your attic.

Regular Maintenance

Call your local shingle roofer about regular and seasonal inspections, and check-ups for your roof. Asphalt shingles need maintenance at least once every three to five years, and an inspection every spring and fall or after any major storm. Sign up for a maintenance agreement with your roofer so you never miss out on any important appointments.

At Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., our certified GAF Master Elite® and Owens Corning® Preferred Contractors can help you with all your roofing needs. Give us a call at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to talk to our representatives and request a free estimate today.