What You Should Know About Roof Moisture Damage

There are many things that can cause damage to your roof 0 from extreme weather to poor installation – but one of the most problematic is moisture. When overlooked, moisture damage can actually lead to premature roof failure and replacement. 

home with discolored roof

How Moisture Can Cause Roof Damage

You already know that most household tasks, such as bathing, washing, cooking and exercising, can produce an insane amount of moisture. Even breathing can generate moisture into the air! External factors, such as rain and outdoor humidity, can also increase the amount of moisture entering your home through crawl spaces, walls and basements. This is made even worse when you have a leaky roof. 

When your attic doesn’t have proper insulation, moisture may soon find its way there. And, if the space also has poor ventilation, excess moisture will remain there, encouraging mold growth and wearing down the integrity of the roof structure. Not only that, during especially hot days, the heat and moisture inside the attic can rise and bake the roofing shingles overhead, causing them to prematurely age. Before your roof system is compromised, turn promptly to a reliable roof to deal with your attic insulation and ventilation issues.

How to Tell Whether Your Roof Has Moisture-Related Damage

The warning signs can be fairly obvious. These include the following:

  • Mold growth and even rot on the roof structure, causing them to weaken

  • Unsightly water stains and discoloration in the roof deck

  • Expansion in the roof decking

  • Buckling and brittle shingles, resulting from moisture vapor causing the space between the sheathing panels to become smaller

  • Sagging in some areas of the roofing system

Proper attic ventilation and insulation can prevent roof damage by keeping out heat and moisture, and allowing dry, cooler air to enter the space. However, it’s still a good idea to have your home assessed and deal with its inherent moisture problems. 

 

Aside from gutter repair, Rojas Roofing can also handle all your roofing needs. Expect only a smooth and stress-free experience when you turn to us for your project. We proudly serve the areas in and around Carmel and Noblesville, IN. Call us today at (317) 864-6193, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.

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