It’s always a good idea to keep tabs on your roofing system’s condition. You’ll want to get the most out of its life and performance, after all. But as you focus on checking potential weather damage to your roof, you might be letting the more less obvious issues slip by your notice. Take humidity, for example. You wouldn’t think it can damage your roof, but it actually can.
- Heat Damage
Humidity doesn’t exactly cause direct damage to your roof. It does, however, slowly deteriorate the system from the inside. What happens is that hot and moisture-laden air can get trapped inside a poorly ventilated attic, contributing to increased humidity level in the space. As the hot air continues to rise, it gradually bakes the roof shingles overhead, causing them to age prematurely.
Have you ever seen blisters on your roof shingles? Humidity is the primary culprit for this issue as well. When the shingles aren’t installed properly, there’s a chance that moisture can seep under them. As the roofing material is heated by extreme Florida sunlight, the moisture under them rises and bubbles up to the surface, creating these blisters. To prevent roof heat resulting from excess humidity, you should make sure to hire a residential roofing contractor who can install your shingles properly.
- Moisture Damage
The trapped heat and moisture in the attic doesn’t just slowly bake your shingles; they can also encourage mold and rot to develop in the space. They’ll eat away at the wooden structure of your roof, weakening it and causing the system to sag. You may be forced to get an early roof replacement if the problem is not dealt with quickly. But the good news is that Total Roof Services Corp. is just one phone call away. Following a thorough roof assessment, we can deal with the humidity issues in your attic by adding to the existing vents or removing any blockages. We can also upgrade your roof ventilation to keep the airflow in the attic smoother and more efficient.
Total Roof Services Corp. is not just your go-to company for prompt emergency roof repair – we can also handle your roof maintenance needs. Using our top-tier services, we’ll protect your system from the adverse effects of humidity. Call us today at (407) 495-4151, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve Orlando and all the areas in Central Florida.