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How Harmful Is Condensation in Your Attic?

Condensation Harmful in Your Attic

Every year during the colder winter months we get lots of phone calls from people concerned about wet spots on their ceilings. In the colder months this is a pretty common occurrence. It is usually the result of condensation in your attic. Condensation is formed when warm air travels up and meets with the cold roofing material. Think of your cold can of coke in the summer. Its the same thing. Warm air can be created in many ways. Bathing, doing dishes, or just a higher humidity in the house. This warm air rises and meets the cold plywood and condensation begins. This condensation then leaks onto your attic floor and if it is not addresses, it can lead to bigger problems.

Bigger Problems

When condensation in your attic leaks onto the insulation, the insulation becomes damaged and eventually molds. This can be very hazardous to you and your family. If left untreated mold can cause health hazards that negatively effect the respiratory system. You can avoid these issues by going into your attic in the morning and identifying if you have condensation. In addition its a good thing to have your roof inspected. Ryson Roofing offers free roof inspections to help you solve many unseen residential roofing issues.

Roofing 101

Roofers understand the importance of roof ventilation. The proper ventilation of your roof has many benefits both in the summer months and winter. For starters the right roof ventilation will allow the warm air or vapor that causes condensation to exit the attic avoiding condensation all together. In the hot months the roof ventilation allows hot air to escape making it easier for your air conditioner to cool your home. This is also a plus for your energy bill. In the winter months ventilation as we mentioned earlier.

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