As condensation forms inside your attic and roof, it will affect your home in many different ways. Understanding the effects of condensation and how you can avoid severe damage to your roof is important to preventing ongoing replacements with your roofing systems:
The Cause of Interior Condensation
Interior condensation is often caused by high levels of humidity that can occur inside your property. You might start to notice the look of condensation on your window and unwanted moisture trapped along the ceiling areas as well.
Condensation With Your Roof
Residential roofing structures are made out of wood primarily and this will absorb moisture which can affect its overall integrity. The constant absorption of moisture can leave the wood soft, crooked, and weak over time. Condensation can continue to damage the insulation throughout your home as well and as roofing structures continue to be exposed to excessive amounts of moisture, it can lead to the materials in the structures breaking down quickly.
Management For Home Humidity
If you’re continuing to face problems with humidity inside your home, make sure that your regularly opening your windows for at least 15 min. a day to let fresh air through the home and to get rid of various pollutants in the air. You can also make sure that your exhaust system can regularly be activated. Proper sizing for your HVAC system as well as regular use of your range hoods and exhaust fans will help you to manage home humidity levels over time.
Installation of Exhaust Fans
The installation of exhaust fans throughout your roof in the form of ridge vents can make sure that the warm air can be released through the vents throughout your home. This can allow for an ongoing fresh airflow throughout the house and a reduction in condensation, especially around your roofing materials.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.