There are two main symptoms that alert a home owner to the possibility that they may need some type of roof ventilation fitted within a loft space.
- Musty damp smells
- Condensation on the slopes in the winter months
- Mould growth on items stored
Condensation In Your Loft
Condensation in the loft or roof space is nearly always noticed when entering the winter months. This problem is also referred to as roof sweating, you may notice small droplets of moisture forming on the underside of your roof felt, membrane and timber, slates or tiles. It is important to treat this problem as soon as possible before it runs into even higher costs.
Why Does Loft Condensation Occur?
Condensation starts when warm air collides with cold surfaces. Condensation also occurs when there is too much humidity in your home. Condensation is more of a problem in the winter months. Over 3 million homes suffer from loft condensation problems in the UK.
You Might Need Loft Vents
If your property is suffering from any of the above symptoms then you need to act fast and find the route cause of the damp problem. Ignoring a damp loft space can lead to more costs in the future. It s probably a simple quick fix. Contact our team today for advice.
Long Term Problems
A damp mouldy musty loft can result in timber and felt decay, this can prove to be very costly and in the long term may require a new roof. It is best to fix the problem as soon as possible. Talk to one of our Dampair Team and see what options are available.