Excessive moisture can damage different parts of your home, including the roof. Deterioration can begin in cellulose-based products such as wood when material moisture levels are around 20 percent.
In today’s post, your local roof replacement provider, Precision Roofing Inc., discusses how moisture can damage a roof.
Your location’s climate can affect the humidity of your home. Homes situated in warm, humid climates are more likely to experience different forms of moisture and moisture-related problems. Moisture exists in solid, liquid and gas forms. Ice and snow are examples of solid moisture and water in the form of gas is called “moisture vapor.”
Indoor moisture is produced from cooking, bathing, running the dishwasher and doing the laundry. Even respiration can generate moisture in your home. Your indoor comfort levels and air quality will suffer if moisture vapor is trapped in your home.
Most homes have a wooden structure so it’s important to address moisture issues in their early stages. When ignored, they can affect the structural integrity of your home. Corrosion is a concern for metal components of your roof, like fasteners and connectors. Leaking roofs can cause damage to your interior walls. Regular roof inspections can help with detecting early signs of water damage. For your residential and commercial roofing needs, turn to Precision Roofing Inc.
Mold becomes active at around 20 percent moisture level. They multiply by releasing microscopic spores into the air. These spores can be dangerous to health when inhaled. Healthy people with strong immune systems are usually unaffected by higher levels of mold spores. However, those with asthma, allergies, lung disease or poor immune systems are at risk of developing fatal fungal infections.
Start protecting your home and family from the harmful effects of moisture damage by taking care of your roof. Choose a reliable contractor like Precision Roofing Inc. for your roofing needs. We offer roof replacement, repair, maintenance and more. Call us at (845) 307-0017 or complete our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in White Plains, NY.