Leaks and water damage are the bane of every roofing system. What surprises most homeowners, however, is that this often doesn’t always come from the rain. Excess moisture can manifest within the house itself and permanently damage the roof when not addressed as soon as possible.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. shares how moisture damages even the most durable roofing systems, and what you can do about it.
What Causes Condensation?
Heat from your home naturally escapes upwards through the roof. Normally, this is dispersed in the air, but it often condenses into a liquid form when it comes into contact with the roof. The accumulated condensation creates a wet and damp environment that essentially soaks the shingles. Not only does this cause water damage, it also loosens the shingle’s protective roofing granules.
Condensation occurs on both residential and commercial roofing systems and happens when the surface of the roof is colder than the inside of the attic space. This is easily addressed with proper ventilation and insulation though, ensuring that the roof and the attic space have relatively the same temperature.
Moisture Damages Shingles
Cracks and blisters on the shingles are a clear sign of long-term water intrusion and damage, and can further put your roof at risk. Blistering shingles, for example, makes the roof more susceptible to rain and frost damage. These risks are the reason why we recommend you address any roofing concern as soon as possible. That small chip on the roof can become a leak in no time after all.
Damp roofing conditions also attract mold that quickly proliferates on the surface of the roof. These are harmless to the roof itself, but can become a health risk if you have family members with allergies or asthma. You can take steps to reduce moisture levels within your home by ensuring each space is well-ventilated so that the thick, warm air doesn’t rise up and condense on the roof.
These are just some of the ways you can prevent moisture damage on the roof. At Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc., we offer professional care and maintenance to all types of roofs – from asphalt to metal roofing. When you work with us, we’ll make sure your roof is as well taken care of so it doesn’t experience any moisture and water damage issues.
Get in touch with us at (813) 657-7663. We are roofing experts serving homeowners throughout Tampa, FL, and other parts of Florida.