How to prevent METAL ROOFING condensation problems

Metal roofing is one of the smartest investments a homeowner can make to boost the value of their home. It comes with plenty of benefits, too: metal roofing helps reduce future energy costs, resists rusting for decades, and lasts for many years to come.  

 

While it’s more expensive compared to other materials, many homeowners find metal roofing worth it. But metal roofing that’s incorrectly installed can lead to serious issues, such as condensation.

Causes of condensation

When warm, moist air from inside your home is trapped inside the roof’s cavity, condensation forms. The air will condense on the underside of your metal roof when its temperature drops.

 

Here are the steps you can take to prevent metal roofing condensation problems:

1. Hire only licensed, experienced roofers.

The work of the company you hire can affect your home’s safety and comfort, so you’ll want to work only with roofers with proper training and experience.

 

A roofer who knows what they’re doing can guarantee high-quality work, so you’re less likely to encounter issues resulting from improper  roof installation.

 

You can find the right roofing company by diligently doing research and asking the right questions.

2. Ensure attic ventilation designed to allow for maximum airflow

Proper attic ventilation prevents condensation problems by letting warm air escape, carrying moisture out of the attic. This keeps moisture from accumulating and rusting nails, flashing, and duct straps, which can lead to leaks.

 

Excessive moisture promotes the growth of mold and mildew beneath the shingles, too, so proper attic ventilation is crucial.

3. Install vapor barrier at the time of installation.

A moisture barrier in place will prevent buildup of moisture in your metal roof. It helps keep moisture from the outside from penetrating into your home.

 

When everything is properly sealed, no air will leak through roof cracks. This will also help lower your heating and cooling costs throughout the year.

4. Insulate your ceilings.

Lack of insulation is the most frequent cause of condensation issues. It allows the heat generated by your house to leak into the attic, resulting in moisture accumulation in the attic.

 

Insulate your ceilings to effectively prevent air leaks and metal roof condensation.

Need help with your metal roofing? Contact us.

While there are many benefits that come with today’s metal roofing, condensation problems are a legitimate concern.  

 

Be on the safe side by getting the help of an experienced, licensed, and insured roofer to help you deal with any roofing issues. With a Good Guy in your corner, you have someone with the right skills, knowledge, and tools to do any roofing job right. We’re also licensed and insured, so if the unexpected happens, you’re covered.

 

We understand how roofing work can be urgent, so we’ve made it quick and easy to book our services. Contact Us to schedule an appointment, or book it online or through the app.

 

Our roofers are available for replacements, maintenance, installations, and repairs. Should you have any other questions, reach out to us and we’ll address your concerns ASAP.

 

 

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