Moisture is produced both outdoors and indoors. Even your breathing produces moisture into the air. Too much of it can damage different parts of your home, including the roof.
Find out how moisture damages a roof from your local roofing contractor, M&A Roof Home Improvement.
Where Moisture Comes From
Cooking, using the dishwasher, bathing and exercising all produces moisture in your home. While humidity is essential for your health, it has to be maintained at a normal level for your comfort. Excessive moisture in your home won’t only cause problems in your home, it can also harm your family’s health. Places with high humidity are favorable for microorganisms that trigger allergies and asthma. They are also a magnet for pests and mold.
Moisture can cause material damage to your roof, like rotting, corrosion and leaks. When not detected and addressed early, these can lead to costly roof repair.
Detecting Moisture Damage on Roofs
Water stains on the ceilings and walls can indicate a leaking roof. Even the smallest leaks can turn into major issues, such as mold, rot in the framing and heating, damaged insulation and weak ceilings.
Damaged and missing shingles often lead to leaks. These should be repaired or replaced immediately to prevent further issues. Attic ventilation allows warm air to escape from your house. Make sure that the soffits are clean to prevent moisture buildup and mold growth in the roof’s framing.
An increase in utility bills may be caused by a leaking roof and water damage in the attic insulation. Too much moisture in the insulation will make it ineffective. This means that you’re losing a lot of hot and cool air, resulting in higher energy costs.
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