There are plenty of things that can cause your roof to deteriorate, and one of them is moisture. Although your system is built to withstand strong winds and extreme weather conditions, it is essential to note that water can cause severe damage to it. When it’s humid, air moisture can easily cause your wooden roofing materials, roof decking and shingles to become compromised. This can also penetrate the exterior roofing materials and get trapped in your attic or crawl space, leading to mold. To enlighten you more about the matter, continue reading.
How Does Moisture Damage a Roof?
As mentioned, moisture finds its way into a home’s attic, prompting the property at serious risk for significant structural defects. This encourages condensation and mold growth on the attic’s floor joists, roof joists and even your roof rafters. Wood rot is highly likely when this happens, compromising the stability of the plywood sheathing, causing the other layers to separate. Here are more specific things you must keep in mind:
- Excessive heat from the sun and heat rising into your attic or crawl space can cause your shingles to curl and shrink as well. Once this happens, cracks and splits on the roof can allow water to seep into your home, leading to expensive water damage.
- Experts note it can damage your electronics that are susceptible to damage by condensation. Watch for high humidity and drastic temperature changes that may happen when bringing in electric appliances from your cold garage or basement.
- More importantly, humidity leading to your layers’ rotting can also cause coughing and itchy eyes when you breathe into molds, triggering allergic reactions and dangerous asthma attacks.
- For your metal components, professionals remind that moisture can cause corrosion. When this occurs, it’s a sign to call a contractor to have your roof checked and replaced.
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