Hot and humid temperatures can cause damage to your roof. Excess moisture and heat can cause various roofing issues that can exacerbate roof damage over time.
In today’s post, Arrowhead Roofing discusses the impact of humidity on roofing materials and what you can do about it.
Attics should be dry and free from humidity. If your attic is not properly ventilated, it can trap condensation, causing mold to grow on various wood components. Wood rot, especially on the roof deck, will weaken your roof. In this case, it’s best to call your roofer for roof replacement.
Hot and humid temperatures that carry moisture-heavy air can cause asphalt shingle damage. Hot sunny days can still have moisture in the air that can cause water damage even after a storm has passed. Have roofing companies inspect your roof regularly to find signs of water damage early.
How to Prevent Damage From Excessive Humidity
- Roof Ventilation
Good roof ventilation keeps the attic dry, cools the space, and removes humidity. Dry roofs are always ideal because they ensure zero mold growth and wood rot. That said, you can have an excellent attic ventilation system by asking your roofer to evaluate your roof and attic and then design the system.
- Regular Inspections
Roof inspection reveals leaks and damage that can become worse over time. Roofers can repair these issues upon discovery during inspections. Worsened roof damage can result in extensive damage.
Dehumidifiers will remove moisture from the air. With good attic ventilation, your roof and attic will remain dry, reduce heat and prevent mold growth. Ask your roofer for good attic dehumidifiers.
At Arrowhead Roofing, you can always expect excellent roofing results. Our experienced roofers have the certification and skills to install GAF and CertainTeed roofing systems. Call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to get started.