You may not think of it as much in the summer, when the sun is blazing and the heat is intense, but roof moisture can cause big problems for you if it’s left unattended. This condensation can result in high repair costs later on if leaks or even a collapse spell trouble for your home.
Check Regularly for Roof Moisture
Roof moisture typically happens gradually and without the notice of many homeowners, which is why it can be so problematic. Though “problems in the roof assembly can be due to waterproofing deficiencies, don’t neglect the effect of condensation.” There are a number of possible causes, depending on your location and building type, so consider all the factors in order to most effectively address the issue.
Experts make a comparison with these roofs to a cold drink left out in hot weather and the way it seems to “sweat.” They claim that the roof has a similar reaction, forming excess moisture when the cold structure is exposed to heated air.
Things to look out for include dripping that you can see and/or hear and a cracking sound if you or a professional walks on the roof’s surface. Roof moisture can be identified with a number of tools and should be addressed quickly to prevent increased damage such as “mold, wet insulation, and roof failure.” Consider hiring a contractor in order to replace whatever “wet insulation” is currently there, which is an affordable option than some others.
Don’t let roof moisture cause serious damage to your home. For an inspection and to get professional solutions if you have a real problem, get in touch with Cox Roofing today.
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