Moisture is one of the biggest enemies of roofing systems. In fact, moisture-related damage on your roof can lead to more complicated problems in your home.
Leakage and Corrosion
Moisture can damage your roof and cause the affected parts to deteriorate. When this happens, it becomes easier for water to penetrate into your home, down to your ceilings and walls. This typically leads to unsightly marks or stains. But more than its effect on your home’s appearance, leaks can lead to more extensive damage, not just to your roof, but to other parts of your home as well.
When moisture reaches wooden components, these can lead to rot or wood decay. This is a significant problem as it can eventually affect the structural integrity of your home. Drywall is also susceptible to moisture. Since it’s made of granular material, water is typically absorbed into the spaces between its particles. Over time, this will reduce the material’s strength.
Needless to say, it makes a huge difference to detect moisture-related issues early. It gives you a chance to carry out roof repair before the damage gets worse.
Effects on Your Health
Apart from damage to your home, moisture can have serious effects on your health too. Having a high level of humidity makes your home an attractive environment for mold fungi. The microscopic spores produced by mold fungi are released into the indoor air, and this creates an unhealthy breathing environment for you and your family. Although people with healthy immune systems are usually able to handle a high level of mold spores in the air, those suffering from asthma and allergies may develop illnesses or infections.
Crown Residential Roofing offers an array of services, including roof maintenance, roof replacement and more. Call us at (604) 210-6655, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We provide our services to homeowners in Surrey and Vancouver, BC, and nearby areas.