Your daily activities, such as cooking, showering and running the dishwasher, can increase your home’s moisture and humidity levels. To prolong the life of your roof, make sure to keep these levels to a minimum. When warm, moist air has nowhere to escape, it will accumulate in your attic and compromise the structure of your roof.
Learn how humidity can affect your roof from one of the area’s leading roofing contractors.
Humidity and Your Roof
Wooden roof rafters, decking, and support beams can expand, break, stretch, and crack due to extreme heat. The gaps on these components will cause water to penetrate your interior, leading to issues like mold and mildew growth. Then there is also the heat from the sun that can increase temperatures in your attic and cause shingles to warp. Excessive heat and humidity can cause shingle nails to pop as well, creating weak spots on the roof’s surface.
How Do You Avoid These Issues?
As much as possible, do not delay a roof repair. Even minor issues can turn into costly repairs when not dealt with immediately. Make sure to hire an experienced professional for your roofing needs like CQ Construction & Roofing.
Moreover, the best way to avoid humidity-related issues with your roof is to ensure proper ventilation. With sufficient ventilation, you can minimize the effects of heat and humidity on your roof. By allowing moist, warm air to escape, your ventilation system can prevent mold growth and excessive condensation in your roof and attic. Another thing that can help is to run a dehumidifier in your crawl space or attic. Keep in mind that reducing the moisture content in the air will also reduce the air’s heat capacity.
Are you experiencing issues with your roof? Contact CQ Construction & Roofing to schedule a roof inspection! Call us at (850) 779-3013 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Walton Beach, FL, and the nearby communities.