Roofing contractors do everything in their power to make roofs as waterproof and watertight as possible. The science is clear: water doesn’t mix with most of the building materials used in any roofing system
The problem is that the clouds aren’t the only source of this corrosive substance. It could also come from the inside in the form of condensation, a phenomenon where moisture turns into liquid upon touching a colder object.Today, Arrowhead Roofing, a proud installer of GAF and Decra roofing systems, explains the best ways to keep condensation in check in order to promote roof longevity.
Installing Adequate Insulation on the Attic Floor
Proper installation of an insulation system on the attic floor does more than just control the amount of heat transfer from downstairs rooms into the space above them. It also seals all of the gaps warm air could exploit to get into the attic. Honest pitched and flat roof repair experts agree that not a single insulation solution works every time. The design of the attic must be taken into account in order to use the most suitable material and installation method to eliminate the tiniest of gaps.
Reinforcing Insulation With a Vapor Retarder
Insulation slows the transfer of heat, but it doesn’t stop the movement of moisture from one place to another. A vapor retarder is an excellent solution to this problem. Installing a quality vapor retarder beneath the insulation and next to the ceiling can help prevent moisture from infiltrating the attic.
Ensuring Sufficient Attic Ventilation
Condensation can’t occur in a well-ventilated attic. Why? Because the warm, moisture-laden air gets expelled to the outside through exhaust vents with the help of the cool, dry air coming into the attic through the intake vents. There are several attic ventilation systems on the market, so consult a reliable roof repair professional to pick the most sensible solution for your property.
Let Arrowhead Roofing figure out the best direction to take to stop condensation in the attic for good and extend your roof’s service live for as long as possible. Call (918) 743-9257 to set up your appointment with us and receive a free estimate.