The roof is a vital part of any home. After all, it protects your family and home’s interior from the elements. However, there are instances when the damage to your roof can be hard to spot, especially if you’re inexperienced with roof inspections. According to roofing companies, one of these roof related damages is moisture damage. With that in mind, you should arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible when it comes to this roofing issue.
In this post, Expert Contracting discusses how moisture can damage your roof and how you can identify if your roof does have moisture-related damage.
One of the ways moisture can easily damage your roof is through wood decay. Once moisture penetrates your roof deck, it can easily cause the wood to deteriorate if left unchecked. Unfortunately, as the roof deck lies beneath the shingles, you’ll likely won’t notice this is even occurring until one part of your roof looks uneven. Contact a roofer as soon as possible once this happens as wood rot can eventually cause your roofing system to collapse.
Roof replacement experts also say that corrosion is another form of damage that you should be concerned about. Every roof has metal fasteners and connectors that hold its framing together, which is vulnerable to corrosion. If your roof faces corrosion, it could be the cause of unexpected damage that will require emergency repairs or replacements.
Tell-Tale Signs of Moisture Damage
While moisture damage may be difficult to spot in its early stages, you will eventually spot it. Some signs of moisture damage are leaks and water spots in your interior. These leaks can appear as brown spots on your ceilings, walls, chimneys and other affected areas. It also indicates just how damaged your roof already is and can encourage mold growth in your home. Damaged shingles, on the other hand, are one of the obvious signs of moisture damage. Damaged or missing shingles are signs that there’s moisture damage beneath the roofing structure and that it will need repairs as soon as possible.
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