Did you know that humidity can impact your roof’s longevity? Fortunately, you can avoid the need for a roof repair or an early replacement by maintaining proper humidity levels in your attic. Furthermore, if there is no excessive humidity in your house, you can ensure that your indoor air quality is not compromised and that your living areas remain comfortable.
Read further to learn more about how humidity affects your home’s roofing system.
How Humidity Affects Your Roof
When water enters your attic, your entire home becomes vulnerable to structural damage. The moisture in the attic might become trapped, prompting condensation and mold growth to develop on the joists and rafters. When this occurs, wood rot could start, compromising the sheathing’s durability and causing the other roofing layers to become damaged. Moreover, humidity and heat rising into your attic or crawl space can cause shingles to curl and shrink, nails to snap, screws to loosen, and weak spots to appear.
How to Avoid Humidity-Related Roof Problems
If you ask a roofing contractor, improved ventilation is one of the most effective methods to minimize heat and humidity in your roof and attic. Proper airflow and insulation can prevent mold growth and water damage. Dehumidifiers are another way to reduce humidity in your attic or crawl space.
Additionally, make sure you don’t put off roof repairs as this will only cause the situation to worsen. Ignoring problems or postponing repairs will hasten your roofing system’s decline, which increases the risk of an early roof replacement.
NorthWest Construction has several years of industry experience, so you can count on us for top-notch workmanship and superb customer service. To request a quote, call us at (313) 277-7676 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Bloomfield, Dearborn and Taylor, MI, and the surrounding areas.