Your roofing system is designed to keep your home protected against the elements. One of these naturally occurring elements is rainwater, which can cause major issues in your home. The problem is, moisture doesn’t come from rains alone. Daily household activities can also increase the humidity levels in your home and this may affect your roof from the inside.
The key to avoiding moisture problems is early detection. Let our expert roofing professionals at Tedrick’s Roofing show you the telltale signs of moisture damage on your roof.
Humidity measures the amount of moisture in the air inside your home. When it’s too high, you’ll notice wooden support structures rot prematurely. When it’s too low, the structure may dry up and become brittle and weak. Keeping it at an optimum level is essential to the health of your roof. Talk to your roofer about ways you can ventilate your attic to help maintain a healthy level of humidity.
Water is heavy. A soaked towel weighs more than a dry one. When your roofing deck has soaked up enough moisture in the air, it will begin to press down on its support beams. The beams are meant to carry the weight of a full roofing system, but it has very little margin for any additional weight. If your ceilings are sagging and warping, you may have a moisture-related problem in your hands.
Mold colonies thrive in high-moisture environments. So, when you see black spots of mold or mildew in any section of your ceiling, attic or even outside the roofing panels, it’s a definite sign of too much moisture. Mold itself does not require professional roof repair services, but they do affect your home’s appeal. You can clean them up easily with mold-killer solutions, but don’t forget to call a roofer to address the underlying issue.
Keep your roof safe from moisture problems with our experts at Tedrick’s Roofing, your number one local provider of roof repairs, replacement and installation services. Call us today at (877) 212-9355 and (253) 499-9660, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation roof inspection. We serve Federal Way, WA.