Florida Humidity and Your Roof

Florida humidity may cause many issues for your home. The condensation encouraged by high levels of humidity can affect not only your level of comfort, but also the longevity of your drywall, attic health and cause increased mold growth and insect infestation. The water vapor held in the air is absorbed into your buildings’ structures, particularly wood. High levels of humidity outside, common in our Tampa, FL area, can also lead to major dents in your wallet due to high home cooling costs. Roof condensation often leads to home humidity problems by allowing in moisture and condensation without being seen.

There are a few solutions to a humidity problem. If the issue goes beyond the control of humidistat and dehumidifier, there are a few steps that can be taken by adjusting the actual structure. As a top Florida roofing contractor, we have developed moisture-resistant, vapor barrier roofing systems that can help save you energy. Throughout the Tampa area, we have installed roofs that with proper ventilation and vapor resistance to protect homeowners from high levels of humidity within the home.

It is also important to make sure that your roof is sealed and vented properly. Vents allow proper air movement throughout your attic and prevent and moisture from building up. The combination of properly installed vents and insulation prevent the growth of dangerous mold in your home, by removing the excess heat and moisture. Vents and insulation also improve your air quality because they allow less dust and pollen into your home and prevent bugs and insects, (whom thrive on moist conditions), from making your house their own home.

Call American Roofing & Sheet Metal, an experienced Tampa, Florida, roofing contractor today to help protect or save your home from our humid weather.

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