Key Home Improvements to Prevent Moisture Damage

Water can affect the strength and durability of even the toughest building materials, such as wood, metal and concrete. However, it doesn't have to always be in liquid form to wreak havoc on your home. Excessive humidity can compromise the structural integrity of your roof, ceilings, walls, floors, windows and doors. In addition, humid environments are a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Without expelling high levels of moisture, you're home will require more time and money.

To prevent moisture damage, an experienced residential roofing contractor like Colorado Roof Toppers recommends these projects:

Attic Ventilation Improvement

A poorly ventilated attic traps the large amounts of moist air you generate from heating and other household activities. In fact, inadequate attic ventilation is one of the main reasons new roofs fail.

An experienced roofer knows what it takes to regulate the airflow in your attic. Every home is different, which is why you should speak with roofing experts to learn the about the perfect combination of intake and exhaust vents.

Roof Replacement

Replacing an old, leaky roof is an opportunity to install not just an efficient attic ventilation system but also a breathable underlayment. It's a chance to do much-needed gutter installation to get rid of your roof's faulty drainage system. Clogged or loose gutters and downspouts cause the water to overflow, potentially damaging your siding, landscaping and foundation.

Seamless Gutter Upgrade

If your roof is in good repair but you still have a sectional gutter system, it's time to go seamless. A seamless gutter system has fewer leak points and creates no ridges along the bottom that allow debris to form some blockage. Fabricated on-site, your seamless gutters are tailored to the measurements of your home to guarantee maximum performance and a clean look.

Whether you need a new roof or just new seamless gutters, Colorado Roof Toppers is the name you can trust. With over 37 years in the business, our solid reputation speaks of the high level of proficiency and quality of customer service we provide. Contact us today to discuss your needs in Longmont, CO, and to get a free estimate.

by Denise Bart January 12, 2018
Home Improvement