Excessive humidity can lead to health risks and weaken your roofing system. In this post, roofing restoration experts discuss the common effects of humidity on your roof.
Shorter Roofing Lifespan
Your roof has enough capability to withstand humidity. However, the material could expand and contract due to fluctuating and extreme temperatures, causing damage to your roof over time. This makes moisture infiltration possible, which could increase humidity and lead to a number of roofing issues that would shorten the lifespan of your roof.
Metal flashings connect your chimneys, skylights and other roof structures to the roofing material, ensuring zero leaks during rain and snow. However, if your roof is constantly dealing with excessive humidity, corrosion in the flashing might occur more quickly. Fortunately, your roofer can apply a special acrylic coat to slow down corrosion.
The wooden components of your roofing system are susceptible to damage from moisture in the air. Humidity can weaken the fibers that give wood its strength and density, enabling wooden roofing parts to deteriorate prematurely. If you find rot in your roof rafters, contact a dependable roofing contractor as soon as possible.
Mold and fungi thrive in humid and dark environments, making attics with high humidity levels ideal breeding grounds. Molds and fungi are especially hazardous during their incubation phase because they will remain in a single area underneath the wood rafters, which they use as sustenance. Then, they will release spores over time, negatively affecting indoor air quality and the occupants’ health.
Humidity can weaken roof rafters, ceilings and other wood-based structures on your property. To keep the beauty and structural integrity of your home, watch out for the effects of humidity.
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