Your roofing system is exposed to the elements every day. Even on pleasant days, your roof has to contend with moisture in the air and heat from the sun. Moisture buildup is far more damaging to your roof than you may realize.
Any time warm air comes into contact with a cooler surface, condensation forms. Think of a cold glass of water left out on the table on a hot summer day; droplets will soon begin to form on the outside of the glass, which is condensation in action. The same thing happens to your roof, especially during cold weather, when your heater is running frequently. Moisture not only affects your attic; your entire roofing system is also susceptible to mold growth when this buildup goes unchecked. Of course, a moldy roof cannot provide peak performance.
Water leaks can also result from moisture and condensation. Leaks can affect all parts of your house, from light fixtures to skylights. Without the proper roof repair, these leaks may compromise the structural integrity of the entire roof as water can seep into the trusses. Water damage can also hamper your insulation system, compromising your home’s energy efficiency.
While there’s no way to prevent the naturally occurring process of condensation, there are ways to manage it. Start by improving the ventilation in your house, especially in the kitchen and bathroom areas. For damp spaces like your attic and basement, regulate the air by installing a dehumidifier. These methods will help in maintaining your roof. In the long run, managing water condensation yields cost savings and better energy efficiency.
At Universal Roofing and Exteriors, we offer our expertise in various home renovation services such as residential and commercial roofing. Our decades of experience in the roofing industry make us one of the go-to contractors in Indianapolis, IN. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779. We also serve Fishers and Zionsville, IN.