A crawl space is a perfect place for mold to grow and for pests and rodents to live. This is mainly caused by the moisture accumulated in crawls spaces. Most types of mold need 60% relative humidity, while some need less to grow and are very common is basement and crawlspaces. According to the Journal of Property Management, tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed in recent years against landlords, developers and insurance companies over home mold related issues. Mold can cause headaches, stuffy noses, and allergic reactions.
Once humdity get above 50%, mold and mildew can start to grow, and other roof condensation problem can surface. Humidity levels can be measured with a simple hygrometer. A hygrometer is a tool that will tell you how humid the air is by measuring the amount of water vapor in the air. The prices are all over the map, but for a small investment you can get a good idea how humid your area is. I purchased a hygrometer online and paid less than $10. It works very well.
A roof condensation installation may cost a bit higher than other types of roofs initially but over a period of time they will prove to be more cost effective than other materials. Materials like asphalt need constant maintenance and repairing. If you consider a span of 50 years a roof condensation will require no replacement while asphalt roof will need to be replaced two to three times.
Roofings also feature different designs. The sides of the roof may be flat or sloping, or a mixture of the two, like in the case of Mansard roofs. Also, the roof sheets may include flat, smooth surfaces, like the case of metal roofings, or individual pieces of a material, such as ceramic tiles or wood shakes.The difficulty of roof installation is also influenced by the design and materials utilized.
Quickly pinpoint areas where any leaks have occurred. Then identify what has caused the leak and take the right preventive measures to prevent the leak from reoccurring.
This type of material is considered green building material which will allow you to contribute to the environment. You will not be putting all the harmful tars and chemical oils that leak out of shingles. The water that runs off the roof will actually be drinkable due to the lack of oils and chemicals in the material.