Ask your choice of home exterior remodeling companies and they will tell you that moisture and water damage is your roof’s number one enemy. Excessive and uncontrolled moisture from leaking roofs cause all sorts of issues, not just on the roof structure itself but to the entire home as well.
Water seeping into the drywall reduces its insulating capacity, resulting in much higher utility bills. Wooden support beams constantly exposed to moisture suffer from accelerated rot and may lose their stability. Leaks getting inside the home can cause the paint on the wall to bubble, creating unsightly blisters that may take hundreds of dollars to remove.
Your roof will come into contact with water and there’s no other way around this. It is, however, designed to repel the water. The problem is when this water works its way into places where it’s not supposed to go. Here are the best tips and advice from expert roofing and siding contractors to avoid too much water damage.
How Moisture Gets Into Your Roof
Whether or not your home is vulnerable to moisture damage depends largely on how much rain your area gets. Unfortunately, a humid subtropical climate means that you can expect a considerable amount of rainfall annually.
Precipitation can come in many forms. During winter, ice and snow melting against the heated walls of your home can produce enough moisture to cause damage. Spring showers and summer storms carry much of the year’s water.
Maintenance Against Water Damage
Ensuring that your roof is well maintained throughout the year, greatly reduces its vulnerability to water damage. The best way to do this is to use a regular maintenance service from reputable contractors offering repair and roof replacement.
Our roofing specialists can help protect your roof from the damage caused by constant exposure to moisture. If you suspect leaks or other water-related issues, don’t hesitate to call us right away. You may reach us at (919) 436-3200 to schedule an appointment and get a free estimate. We serve clients in Cary, NC, and all surrounding areas.