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Find Out if your Low Slope Roofing is Moisture-Resistant


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Date Posted: May 2, 2016

The basic criterion of a moisture-resistant roof is that the accumulation of moisture must not be heavy enough to cause condensation on the roof. Should the moisture condense, the roof structure’s insulation could be damaged, and its effectivity in protecting your home against the outdoor elements could be reduced.

Note that even if the roof was well constructed, a combination of UV radiation, age, history of leaks, temperature variations, and gradual sagging could increase drainage defects. For this reason, it is highly vital to have the roof inspected and maintained regularly. Also, the contracted designer could determine if your roof will need replacement in due course.

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Condensation Problems

Low slope roofs demand detailed workmanship. While they can serve for more than 20 years, lack of maintenance can lead to major leaking problems. Note that rot and mould can damage any building if not eliminated immediately. Moisture accumulation creates many problems such as accelerated insulation, depreciation of assets, dripping, and poor thermal performance. The accumulation of moisture impacts the thermal performance of your roofing system severely. Wet roofing must, therefore, be replaced as soon as possible to keep off the costly aftermath of leakage. The most common leaks in roofs occur at roof penetrations such as chimneys, vents, and heat pumps. As such, the reliability of roofing membranes must be improved.

Moisture-Tolerant Roofs

For the stipulated dangers of moisture accumulation, it is advisable to respond by replacing the material with a moisture-tolerant roof. These have a way of improving the flow of moisture out of your roof. To determine if your roof is moisture-tolerant, a professional roofing contractor such as from Brunwin Professional Roofing Services, Ltd., has to critically and accurately analyse the roofing material.

A moisture-tolerant roof design in Surrey and Leicester, for example, can be selected by analysing characteristics and materials appropriate for the region’s environmental conditions. Before replacement, the contracted expert examines the roofing Surrey type, the membrane’s solar absorption capacity, the thickness of the insulation material, and its permeance.

Keep Moisture out of the Roof

The key to eliminating moisture problems is by fixing roof leaks, using a continuous vapour barrier. Electrical and plumbing penetrations of the ceiling must be carefully sealed. Given that modern homes are more prone to indoor humidity, ensure that the ceiling vapour barriers are carefully sealed.

If a severe condensation problem or a leak occurs, how well does your roof dry out? A roofing Croydon expert can better address the solution to any underlying problem in your roof. That will mean looking into the cavity of the roof for the degree of water or mould.

Sources:

A New Look at Moisture Control in Low Slope Roofing. SciTech Connect.