Moisture is the leading cause of roof damage and deterioration. It springs up in unappealing ways, such as ceiling discoloration, wall sagging metal corrosion, and damaged insulation. All Angles Covered, one of the leading residential roofing contractors, discusses the factors that cause moisture issues and how you can prevent moisture damage from affecting your roof.
The movement of moisture determines where the damage would take place. There are three different gradients, all named according to the force that causes them to move: the pressure gradient, thermal gradient and concentration gradient.
The pressure gradient occurs in areas of your home with low air pressure. While the thermal gradient pushes the moisture from your warm, wet roof to cooler areas. Lastly, the concentration gradient allows moisture to take over dry places around your house.
At the first sign of moisture damage, such as blistering shingles, you should immediately call your trusted roofing contractor for assistance in controlling the damage from spreading.
Water comes in three forms: solid, liquid and gas. Ice and snow are examples of solid form moisture damage found in homes. When water freezes during the winter season, you’re looking at potential leaks when it melts.
Liquid can remain on your roof after heavy rainstorms or when your gutters are clogged. The gas state of moisture is called vapor, which is microscopic droplets suspended in the air. Normal everyday activities like cooking, bathing and washing clothes cause water vapor. The best solution to prevent its interference with your comfort and air quality is through proper ventilation.
The Effects of Moisture on Roofing Materials
Weakened or damaged roofing materials can absorb moisture rather than shed it into the gutters. It causes shingles to buck, curl or lose their granules. Luckily, All Angles Covered can replace the affected shingles with sturdier ones.
What matters to you, matters to us. All Angles Covered has got all your roofing needs covered with our professional services. Call us today at (303) 857-5925, or fill out our contact form to get a free project estimate.