Besides high winds and ultraviolet rays, excessive moisture can also harm your roof. It can speed up the deterioration of several roofing components. There’s also the possibility of water leaking into your attic and living spaces. Leaks increase the likelihood of costly issues like water damage, mold growth and rot. Fortunately, proper maintenance and addressing issues promptly will help you save on roof repair costs.
Here are various ways moisture can damage your roof.
Rot on Interior Structures
Roofs have several components, including the decking or the structure that supports your roof. The worst enemy of this material is moisture. Excessive amounts of moisture can cause wood to bend, warp and deteriorate. Over time, prolonged moisture exposure can lead to rot. You must address this problem immediately because it could cause extensive structural damage.
Rust on Nails
If water gets beneath the surface of shingles, rusting could occur in nails. Rusted nails can compromise the structural integrity of a roofing system. They can loosen shingles and make them more susceptible to blow-offs. Experienced roofing companies know which type of nails to use and how to install shingles so water won’t penetrate them.
Reduced Insulation R-Value
Once water enters your attic, it can damage the insulation and reduce its R-value. In some cases, moisture also finds its way into the insulation of your ceilings and walls. When insulation is wet, mold growth can occur, potentially risking your family’s health.
Save yourself from these issues and extend the life of your roof by working with a reliable contractor. At Expert Contracting, we offer quality roof replacement and repair services. Our team also specializes in siding and gutter installation. Call us at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in West Seneca, NY, and nearby communities.