Your roof is exposed to heat on a daily basis. And when moisture is present along with heat, this can create a number of humidity issues that could result in rotting, mold growth or other types of damage.
How Humidity Can Cause Roof Damage
At normal levels, humidity can actually be good for the health of your roof and attic. However, when the humidity level in your space becomes too high, your roof is put at risk of water damage. Humidity can be particularly bad for your roofing and the wood materials used to build your roof. Furthermore, if moisture accumulates in your attic or crawl space, this can develop into condensation and lead to mold growth in the attic floor joists, roof joists and roof rafters. Roofing components that are made of wood can rot, and the plywood sheathing can weaken and separate.
How to Prevent Damage From Humidity
Keeping your roof well-maintained can protect it from damage caused by heat and humidity. But apart from regular and proper maintenance, it’s also important to repair it immediately when it is needed. Delaying repairs can lead to more extensive damage on your roof system, which could possibly require costly repairs or roof replacement.
Proper roof ventilation can also help minimize the effects of humidity on your roofing. Since it allows for good airflow, you won’t have to worry about mold forming on the surfaces and condensation occurring.
Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC. is a full-service residential and commercial roofing company. We ensure quality workmanship for every job we do, whether it’s roof maintenance or repair. Call us at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Eugene, OR, and the surrounding areas.