Humidity: What can it do to your roof?

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Any roofing contractor will tell you that a roof needs to be well cared for in order to provide you with the best in protection and to ensure that it isn’t going to cost you extra money. As a roof can be damaged in many different ways due to poor maintenance, hail weather and more, people are quite apt to get their roof inspected after a major weather event.  

One of the hidden types of roofing damage that can occur comes as a result of humidity.  

Humidity and your roof: 

Humidity is a common factor for many people that live across the United States. The problem with humidity and roofing materials is that the moisture can easily get trapped in the wood and the other roofing materials which leads to a series of ill effects for your roof. Humidity encourages mold growth and the breakdown of various roofing materials and this can age your roofing materials fast. 

Humidity prevention: 

The best way to prevent humidity from affecting your roofing materials is to regularly install dehumidifier surround your home to prevent humidity creeping into the roofing materials. It’s also wise idea to consider a roofing inspection to see if your roofing ventilation could be improved. If your roof ventilation is inadequate it can often lead to your home roofing system experiencing difficulty and moisture gathering in your attic faster.  

With a lack of proper air circulation in your roofing systems there is a chance that you will only continue to have your roofing materials affected by ongoing humidity. 

If you are interested in working with a reputable roofing company and you would like to reduce the effect that humidity has had on your roofing materials, contact us today to learn more about the process.  

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is one of the best roofing companies in Tampa! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.  

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