Water can damage your roof in many ways, prolonged exposure to excessive moisture being even more harmful and dangerous than heavy rain. Here is how moisture can damage your roof:
- Lingering water on the surface – water ponding affects mostly flat or low-sloping roofs. The roofs that are either not sufficiently level or that don’t have a suitable drainage system are prone to the accumulation of water. If water stays on the roof for more than 48 hours, the roofing surface might start becoming weaker and the water might start penetrating the deeper layers of the roof, soaking and damaging the roof’s support structure;
- Soaked insulation – if lingering moisture reaches the insulation under the roof, it will decrease the performance of the insulation, which will make the HVAC system in the building work harder and will cause increased energy bills;
- Leaks – excessive moisture can dampen the ceilings in the rooms on the level right under the roof. The most common signs of leaks include not only damp patches on the ceiling, but dampness in the air as well as the appearance of mold and mildew on the floors and on the walls, especially in the corners and in the wall areas that are behind furniture. With Spring time here be sure to have a roofing contractor Lincoln NE is home to out to do a thorough roof inspection to keep your roof in great condition and save yourself from a lot of headache.