Roofs are designed to keep moisture out of your home. You should avoid letting moisture compromise your roofing system. Moisture can pass through the exterior roofing materials and become trapped in your home’s attic and interior walls. Read on as reliable roofing contractor StormROOF Systems, LLC describes how much damage moisture can do to your roof. 

Material Damage

Moisture has the potential to destroy many different types of materials that are often found in your home. During the manufacturing of granular material such as drywall, water is absorbed into the gaps between each particle, lowering the strength of the material. It’s for this reason that as ceiling drywall becomes saturated, it begins to sag. 

Wood rot can be a big issue, particularly if it goes undiscovered for an extended time. Another issue to consider is corrosion, as the majority of the metal fasteners and connectors that hold roof framing together are made of metal, they are susceptible to damage caused by corrosive environments. Given the possibility that roofs may leak into attics or the inside of buildings, there may be no obvious signs of leaking at all. So it’s best to hire a professional to help you with disaster restoration.

Health Damage

Another thing to think about is the health of you and your family. Mold is caused by fungi, which become active at a moisture level of approximately 20 percent. Mold fungus reproduces by releasing microscopic spores into the air, which can cause health concerns if inhaled. Individuals who are in good health are usually able to cope with high quantities of mold spores in the environment. People who suffer from asthma, allergies, lung illness or a weakened immune system are more likely to contract serious or fatal fungal infections.

Roofing insurance claims can be a hassle, especially without a professional contractor to inspect your roof and assist you with filing. StormROOF Systems, LLC is always glad to assist you with any of your roofing concerns. Call us at (470) 300-1768 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.