Building condensation is probably the last concern on most facility managers’ minds. And with good reason: condensation goes largely unnoticed when roofs are constructed out of heat-absorptive and heat-retentive materials. Heat retained by the roof rapidly dries out any moisture, creating a cycle of accumulation and evaporation that keeps serious issues at bay.
When the time comes to replace or upgrade roofs, many building owners and facility managers understandably opt for heat-reflective materials that improve the building’s energy efficiency. But doing so without properly identifying interior condensation and addressing its causes can lead to serious roof issues. Without the heat retained by the previous roofing materials, moisture can begin to accumulate at a much faster rate.
If those condensation issues are not addressed before or during the re-roof or upgrade project, the roof’s decking can degrade significantly in just a few years, wreaking havoc on the structural integrity of the new roof and leading to substantial, costly repairs.
At Salas O’Brien, our roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope specialists are masters at spotting the telltale signs of interior condensation and resolving it at its source.
In this white paper, we share our experts’ insights into building condensation and its warning signs, various causes, and potential solutions. Fill out the form below to access the full white paper.