Many factors can affect the performance and longevity of your roof, and humidity is one of them. Excessive humidity can affect your indoor comfort, energy savings and health. It can also cause a lot of trouble to your roof. Knowing humidity’s impact on your roof can help you prevent issues before they happen.

Humidity

Read on as residential roofing expert Kingdom Roofing shares information on how humidity can affect your roof.

Managing Humidity in Your Home

Humidity is a constant in your home. It occurs every time you cook, bathe and perform other tasks. Outside your home, the air can also get humid depending on the weather, and you have no control over this. Fortunately, indoors, your heating and cooling system can help you manage humidity and temperature so that your living spaces are comfortable.

Furthermore, when you have excessive warm and humid air in your living space, that moisture will rise to your attic and stay there until it escapes through the vents. This prevents heat buildup and keeps the temperature in your attic consistent. If your attic is not properly ventilated, excess humidity can lead to a host of problems, including mold growth and roof damage.

How Humidity Can Affect Your Roof

Failure to address excess humidity in your home can cause various problems for your roof, such as these issues:

  • Mold and mildew – These organisms thrive in humid spaces like your attic. Mold spores reproduce fast and can cause a variety of health issues, especially for people living with allergies. Call your roofer to make sure your roof and attic are well-ventilated so you can minimize the possibility of these growths.

  • Wood rot – This can spread and damage the wooden components of your roof, such as the rafters and beams. Rot typically forms when there’s excessive moisture or humidity in an area. To avoid this issue, keep your home dry and control your indoor humidity levels. Ensure your attic is properly ventilated too.

  • Condensation and water damage – When condensation forms on the surfaces of your attic and roof, this could damage your shingles and other roofing components.

Are you worried about moisture damage? Have your residential or commercial roofing system inspected by professionals. Here at Kingdom Roofing, we have the necessary skills and experience to identify, address and fix a wide range of roofing issues. Schedule a roofing consultation by filling out our contact form or calling us at (941) 217-2411.