Sometimes, too much humidity can circulate in your home, especially in your attic. When this happens, the resulting moisture can cause mold and mildew growth, the presence of which can lead to health problems for you and your family. Excess humidity and moisture can also affect your inner roofing structure if left unaddressed. Fortunately, your home’s humidity levels can still be managed and controlled.
To understand how excess humidity affects your roof, leading residential and commercial roofing Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. shares what you need to know:
Humidity is concentrated water vapor that’s present in the air. Normally, this helps keep your living spaces cool and comfortable. However, having too much of it can lead to foggy windows, clammy skin and a warm, heavy atmosphere. High humidity isn’t recommended in your home, as it can affect not just your roofing components but also furniture and other household items that are vulnerable to excess moisture.
Excess moisture can lead to costly roof repairs if not addressed promptly. It can slowly affect the roof’s rafters, trusses, support beams and decking, causing them to rot, stretch, expand or crack. To protect your roofing system from the harmful effects of humidity, you should monitor your home’s moisture levels.
We recommend maintaining about 30% to 50% humidity to ensure consistent indoor air quality. Eliminate sources of moisture such as a basement leak. Utilize exhaust fans when using the kitchen or bathroom. Controlling indoor humidity levels through any of these measures can add to the comfort, enjoyment and well-being of everyone in your household and the home itself.
As a leading asphalt shingle and metal roofing contractor in the area, Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. can get the job done right the first time. Give us a call at (813) 510-1166 or fill out our contact form. We serve Florida homeowners, including residents of Tampa and the surrounding communities. Let’s talk about your next roofing project today.