A lot of times, homeowners tend to downplay the impact that increased humidity can have on their roofs. If you just moved to an area with higher humidity and you’ve installed a new roof that is somewhat cheaper, then you might want to consider just how the humidity in the area might influence the roof’s structural integrity. Failing to check up on these kinds of issues can lead to a severe reduction in the roof’s lifespan or at least the need for hefty repairs.
One of the things that causes the most severe roofing damages due to humidity is bad ventilation. As you might expect, any dependable sloped roofing system will have a ventilation system. If that system is faulty or not installed properly, then any amount of excess humidity could have a huge impact on not just the exterior part of the roof, but the internal structure and your attic as well.
Solving most humidity-related issues has to do with addressing the issue of ventilation or insulation. If your roof is heavily insulated in an area where it’s usually pretty hot, then the same issue can arise as mentioned earlier. Increased condensation will affect your roof and humidity will lead to internal water damage.
A roof inspection from a professional roofer with MidKansas Exteriors followed by a detailed roof repair plan is the easiest and quickest way to solve any and all problems due to humidity. Although the project itself can be challenging and somewhat costly you’ll find that the price and the result will definitely beat having to completely re-roof your home.