How do I stop condensation in my loft?July 7, 2022
Condensation in the loft is becoming a problem for countless homeowners. The issue is that an excess of condensation can cause rot to set in. Whether it’s wet rot, dry rot or black spot mould, all can end up doing serious structural damage to the roof. So, how do you stop condensation from accumulating in the loft before it’s too late?
What causes condensation in the loft?
There may be several reasons why you may experience condensation in your loft:
- Insufficient insulation
- Insufficient ventilation
- Excessive heat entering the loft space
- Excessive cold entering the loft space
Condensation can be caused by warm air coming into contact with a cold surface, or cold air coming into contact with a warm surface. Good ventilation and insulation will reduce both of these happening.
Condensation in the loft is caused by an excess of moisture in the air, combined with a lack of suitable air ventilation. It may be that the roof vents are blocked, perhaps by an excess of storage boxes, or something else entirely. During many months of the year, lofts are also cooler than the rest of the house, causing humid air to settle on the loft’s surfaces’. By ensuring lofts are adequately insulated and ventilated you cut down on the risk of condensation.
An easy way to help the problem is by simply decluttering the space to allow air to circulate freely. However, other remedies will require the help of a professional roofline replacement service. Below are some of the services that can rectify issues with condensation.
Replacing your fascias and soffits
Fascia boards provide the fixing point for the gutter and support the bottom row of the roof’s tiles. Soffits are fixed underneath them, covering the eaves. Both are absolutely essential for keeping your home protected from the elements. When undertaking replacement roofline, we would normally use over-fascia ventilation which is completely concealed and maintenance free.
Replacing your guttering
One of the major problems of faulty gutters is that they can prevent water from being safely carried away from the house. Leaking gutters can cause external damage to brickwork and possibly cause damp on internal walls.
Installing an eaves protection system
This solid PVC sheet is fixed to the rafters under the tiles and on top of the fascias. This prevents the roofing felt from sagging and any water damaging the ends of the rafters.
Quality roofline replacement for all types of property
Save your loft before it’s too late. Working across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, Roofline Solutions install high-performance roofline products that help to combat condensation.