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The Hidden Dangers of Excess Moisture

Mold found under roof in Charlotte neighborhood

The Hidden Dangers of Excess Moisture

Tips from your trusted Charlotte Roofers

When it’s so hot and humid here in Charlotte, you want everything in your house to run smoothly and efficiently. Unfortunately, some roofs do not have proper ventilation. This can lead to your air conditioner not working properly, which will result in high utility bills, extra moisture in your home, and potentially even mold in your home, which can all lead to detrimental effects on your home.

Warning Signs there could be a ventilation issue:

    • A-lot of granules in your gutters
    • Shingles that are dried up and curling
    • Your house is humid on the inside
    • The A/C struggles to cool
    • Condensation build-up on you windows & in your attic
    • Rusty nails on and inside the roof
    • Mold
Disconnected Fans in Charlotte Home
A Disconnected Fan
Leak in a Charlotte Roof
Rusty Nails
Leaks in Charlotte Roof
Leaks on the floor of your attic

Here are a few examples of what to look for…..

 

 

 

 

 

*Important to know an improper ventilation will void most roof shingle warranties

What’s under your roof

I used to never look at my roof, always paying attention to everything below the roof. Taking what shields my house for granted. I think it’s fair to say that many of us do this. It’s the roof, however, that protects what’s most valuable. For me it’s my daughter, my son, my husband and our doggies. As your trusted Charlotte roofers we thought we needed to tell you what we have seen and found out.

The importance of proper ventilation in your home

Mold caused from an ongoing leak

Do you ever think about where the moisture goes in your house? With a family of 4, 1.3 gallons of water will evaporate into your house everyday doing regular activities such as laundry, dishes, showers etc. …yikes, that’s a lot of moisture. If not properly ventilated you can see where problems, such as mold, can develop.

Inhaling mold can lead to asthma in children

Did you know that more than 6 million children in the US have asthma? Well, research shows that household mold & childhood asthma are linked together. They have found 3 specific species of mold that are more common in homes of babies who later develop asthma. Mold spreads by releasing tiny spores into the air which can cause allergic reactions. Mold can cause asthma symptoms in children and adults and lead to upper and lower respiratory problems. Which brings me back to making sure everything is properly ventilated. If you feel like there is extra moisture in your house give us a call to come out and do a free inspection.

Household Molds Linked to Childhood Asthma | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

We can HELP!!

As a mom of two, hearing things like this causes panic to immediately set in; because that’s just what happens, we worry. This isn’t to worry you but to inform you. Knowledge is powerful and keeps you aware. Leaks are also a common reason for moisture to occur. If you detect there is a leak or some excess moisture simply have us come out and look at it. We have a calculator that will let us know if your ventilation is too much, too little or just right. We know the thought of having to repair or replace a roof can be scary, as your trusted Charlotte roofers let us guide you through it.

CALL YOUR LOCAL ROOF GUIDES TODAY

704-774-3041

We pride ourselves in using the newest technology and are educated to provide the best service possible. Weather Roofing is here for all your roofing needs. We also understand that you don’t always have the money when the unexpected happens. For that reason we have partnered with Hearth Financials to find a payment option that works for you.

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