Water is one of the roof’s worst enemies, right up there with strong winds and impact damage. While many homeowners assume that it’s just a matter of dealing with the rain, only a few know that water-related roofing problems can also occur thanks to excess humidity. Here’s how high humidity can mess up a roof according to our roof replacement experts.
Excess humidity can cause moisture to build up anywhere in the roofing system, especially underneath the shingles and roof deck. These moisture spots can serve as breeding grounds for mold, which not only creates a musky odor indoors but also increase the risk of causing or aggravating respiratory problems.
With enough moisture condensing due to excess humidity, it’s possible for a roof to develop leaks even with a fully intact shingle and underlayment. These leaks are often caused by condensate and they also happen to carry rust or spores that lead to even more stains on the ceiling. Storm damage roof repair experts strongly suggest having the roof’s internal components checked if you suspect signs of leaks along with high humidity.
Rot and Rust
Remember that bit about condensation leaks carrying rusts? That’s because moisture on metal and wood surfaces can cause rot and rust if left unchecked. The worst-case scenario is that rot and rust severely weaken the roof’s internal components, increasing the risk of structural issues.
Dealing with humidity is one thing; checking your roof for signs of damage due to humidity is another. Instead of attempting to climb into the roof’s interior and trying to spot the problem on your own, you’re much better off hiring residential roofing experts because they know a more efficient approach to spotting and dealing with humidity problems in the roof.
Worried about your roof suffering from excess humidity? We’re here to help. 4U Roofing is the leading roofing company in the area. Call us at (251) 235-2222 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.