Roofing leaks are just one of the many signs of moisture damage that homeowners should know about. Recognizing such signs and having roof repairs performed in time can help prevent bigger roofing problems. In today’s post, the local roofers at Infinity Roofing Contractors discuss the signs of moisture damage on roofs apart from obvious roof leaks.
Water stains are commonly found on moisture-damaged ceiling and interior walls. The presence of water stains in these areas are clear indicators that moisture intrusion is already well underway. In other words, by the time you see water stains indoors, you need to call for repairs. This is especially urgent if the stains are noticeably getting bigger every time it rains.
Decking is the material where asphalt shingles are fastened to. Being made of wood, it will absorb moisture that it comes into contact with. Unless foam insulation is installed under the roof deck, you should be able to determine the condition of the decking. MDF (medium-density fiberboard) roof decks would be spongy while plywood would show signs of delamination or layers peeling apart. OSB (oriented strand board) may have strands coming loose from it. Your roofing contractor needs to perform roof repairs as soon as possible, as moisture-damaged decking won’t be able to provide structural support for long.
Roofing components are held together by metal fasteners. Constant exposure to moisture can accelerate the corrosion process. When this happens, you’ll notice rusty streaks streaming from nailheads. Taking preventive measures such as performing regular roofing inspections, can help prevent this, as well as the other signs described here.
Mold thrives in warm and humid environments, including attics. If left to multiply, mold spores can make their way into your home’s ventilation system and eventually into your living space. On top of the noticeable foul odor and unsightly stains, mold can trigger allergies and respiratory problems. Addressing attic ventilation issues can help reduce mold growth in the attic.
Infinity Roofing Contractors is your leading provider of roofing and gutter installation services. Give us a call at (678) 903-3170. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Alpharetta and Marietta, GA.