How Condensation Affects Your Roof

Condensation can often be a problem for your attic and roofing systems. Taking a look at your roof and attic systems for moisture can be extremely important to preventing problems with the interior of your home. The main cause for indoor condensation often comes with high indoor humidity levels. Condensation can often be seen forming on the windows when window sills are working improperly or when there is unwanted moisture inside your home.

When your roof starts to experience ongoing condensation, this can eventually make its way into the wood trusses and roofing materials. What will regularly absorb moisture over time and this can lead to loose roof trusses, damage to your insulation and more.

Keeping humidity levels low often means managing repairs inside your home as well as looking for the signs of rot and humidity damage.

Protecting your home from condensation will mean regularly  adjusting your HVAC system to make sure that the exhaust fans are active and that your attic humidity can be controlled. If you’re starting to notice the ongoing signs of humanity inside your home, you could also consider installing a dehumidifier. This can the excellent way to remove humidity from the air and prevent the chance that it can build up inside your home.

Installing ridge vents in your attic can also be a useful way to manage humidity with your roofing materials. Having exhaust fans which are installed in your roof can be a low maintenance solution for keeping roofing materials and the structure of your roof free of condensation.

If you are interested in protecting your home from condensation and accessing the best improvements to protect your roofing systems, contact our staff today to learn more. We can work on maintaining your roofing systems or install roof vents that can help you remove humidity over time

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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