Many homeowners are aware that exterior elements – especially extreme conditions – can cause extensive damage to your roofing system. However, they should also know that high humidity levels can actually wreak havoc on your roofing system from within. Here are the negative effects of humidity buildup on your roofing system.
Curling and Buckling Shingles
With the warmer months on the horizon, your attic can become dense and full of moisture. This could result in your roof’s shortened lifespan. A few signs that you can notice is that your shingles tend to curl and buckle due to the heat it has sustained. If you spot this issue, make sure that they are replaced with high-quality roofing shingles to ensure that your roof is returned to good condition.
Your roofer should inspect your home to ensure that it has enough ventilation. However, you should keep in mind that too much ventilation can be harmful as well since this will disrupt your indoor airflow, leading to inefficient energy usage. Make sure that you find the right balance so that your home remains safe and energy-efficient.
Mold and Mildew Growth
With poor attic ventilation comes mold and mildew growth. As the humid air builds up on your wooden components, they will start to rot due to the damp environment. Remember that moisture is all that mold and mildew spores need to thrive in. Aside from causing your home’s components to rot, it can also cause health complications which reduces your home’s indoor air quality.
To ensure the success of your storm damage claim, get in touch with the professional roofing team of Superior Roofing. In addition to providing storm damage roof repair services, we are also experienced in working with insurance companies and adjusters, and can help coordinate your insurance claim to make sure you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. Call (334) 298-5253, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Columbus, Auburn and Phenix City, AL.