Moisture damage in your home is a problem that shouldn’t be ignored. Your roof is meant to prevent moisture from affecting your home, but if you’re already noticing high humidity levels, consider having your roof checked by a licensed professional. Trusted roofing specialists will know how to address your roof moisture damage and provide solutions that prevent future damage. To learn more about moisture damage, Atrium Roofing shares more insight:
Why Should You Address Moisture Damage?
If there’s too much moisture in your home, it won’t just affect your roofing system; it can also become an ideal habitat for bugs and mold to thrive. For instance, your home can get infested by dust mites if it’s too warm (around 23-27 degrees Celsius / 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit) and the humidity levels are around 70 to 80 percent. This can increase other allergens in the ventilation as well such as mold, which can slowly affect your family’s health. Excess moisture can also cause damage to certain types of furniture and electronic devices/appliances because of corrosion. Moisture can get inside your devices and can cause short circuits.
Addressing Moisture Damage
One of the first steps in determining moisture damage is by looking for the telltale signs. These are relatively easy to spot, such as stains on your ceiling and walls. Cracks on your drywall can also be caused by moisture, as the water gets absorbed into the spaces between the particles and reduces its strength. You can also look for signs of moisture beneath your shingle or metal roofing through the metal fasteners and connectors holding the roof framing together. If they look visibly corroded, then you can be sure that it was caused by damage.
To prevent further damage, you need to make sure that you have an adequate ventilation system in your home. Identify the places that can produce high levels of moisture (i.e. bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms). As they’ll need ventilation fans to regulate the moisture. You should also have your ventilation system inspected by a professional regularly to ensure that it’s working properly as it should. They’ll know how to get the exact moisture level of your home’s indoor air quality. And make the necessary adjustments to ensure it’s within tolerable limits.