Excess moisture can cause all sorts of problems with your roof. While some materials, like a metal roof are more resistant to water damage, they can still encounter issues caused by prolonged exposure to humid conditions. Asphalt shingles, in particular, can be prone to water-related troubles. This is why many homeowners take extra steps to protect their roofs from potential problems.
Roofing systems face a lot of challenges from water damage during the rainy season, but did you know that too much moisture can also become problematic in summer? Let our roof repair specialists at Fortenberry Roofing Inc. show you how.
Asphalt Shingles and Moisture
When water evaporates under direct sunlight, it expands in volume quite significantly. You can imagine what this expansion can do if the water is trapped between the granules of an asphalt shingle. This problem is known as blistering and is one of the top reasons homeowners call for a roof replacement prematurely. Understanding how the problem occurs is the first step to preventing it from happening.
Is Blistering Bad?
This is a complicated question and the answer isn’t exactly straightforward. Generally speaking, blistering is not harmful to your shingles. They can make them look a little less pleasing, but they do nothing to the structural integrity of the shingle itself. When the blisters “pop,” that is when it becomes harmful. This can cause the protective granules to get dislodged, exposing your roof to the elements.
How to Avoid Blistering Problems
Talk to your roofing contractor about properly ventilating your attic. This will greatly reduce the humidity or the amount of moisture that can seep in through the decking and penetrate the shingles from the inside. Insulation and ventilation also works wonders in reducing the slight condensation that occurs on the asphalt shingle surfaces.
Protect your shingles from common roofing problems with our professionals at Fortenberry Roofing Inc.. Give us a call at (228) 861-8914 or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and get a free quote today.