Moisture is the worst enemy of different parts of your home, including the roof. You can keep your attic healthy and extend the life of your roof by keeping your indoor humidity at a minimum. Keep in mind that excessive humidity can quickly escalate to issues that require costly repairs.
Here’s what humidity can do to your roof.
It Affects the Overall Health of Your Roof
One of the best ways to prolong the lifespan of your roof is to maintain healthy levels of humidity indoors. Minimizing moisture in your home can help improve your indoor air quality as well. Warm air naturally rises, meaning it can build up in your attic and heat your roof. Too much heat can cause shingles to deteriorate faster.
An Excessively Humid Attic Can Risk Your Roof’s Structural Integrity
With proper ventilation, warm, humid air can effortlessly escape your attic. It also allows fresh air into the space to balance out its temperature. However, if your attic is poorly vented, the humid air will accumulate and cause it to become too hot and humid. Residential roofing experts know that it is something that you should not take lightly. It can lead to issues, such as rot, mold and mildew. If there are electrical systems in your attic, they can get damaged as well.
Making sure your attic has proper ventilation can help in reducing your home’s humidity. Another thing that could help is to run your air conditioner. When cooking or taking a shower, always turn on your exhaust fans. Also, don’t forget to maintain and clean your gutters regularly. Neglected gutters are more likely to clog and leak, which can both cause humidity issues in your home.
At Northeast Gutters and Remodeling, we’re always ready to help with your home exterior needs. We offer quality roofing, gutter and siding installation services. Call us at (860) 899-7878, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.