Roof condensation is a common issue, but it’s one that is not always identified right away, resulting in “sweating” that can damage insulation and other internal roofing structures.
Improper insulation is one of the top causes of condensation buildup in attics, particularly when there’s too much insulation trapping warm air near the roof. Unfortunately, once condensation forms, it can also damage insulation. Doubly unfortunate is the fact that many homeowners don’t check their attics regularly, resulting in the condensation buildup going unnoticed until roof maintenance is carried out.
Problems Roof Condensation Can Bring
Aside from rendering the insulation useless and promoting premature material deterioration as it seeps into insulation and decking, condensation can also lead to mold and mildew growth that is dangerous to your respiratory health and overall wellbeing. All that wetness can also be attractive to pests and insects, posing a potential infestation risk.
Preventing Roof Condensation
Good roofing and attic insulation and ventilation are key to keeping condensation at bay. With the right amount of insulation and ventilation, you can prevent heat from building up, taking away conditions conducive to condensation buildup. No condensation, no problem!
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