What Causes Roof Condensation And How You Can Prevent It

Moisture can be sneaky.  If you’ve got a roof that doesn’t leak, you may think you’re protected from moisture damage.  But the truth is that condensation is one of the chief forms of moisture damage in roofing systems.

The straightforward way of determining roof condensation causes is lack of ventilation.  But that answer raises many questions, like how to vent roofs well enough or what to do when roofs can’t be vented.

Join Us at the 2019 RCAW Annual Trade Show

RCAW Trade Show 2018

One of the most exciting events for roofers in the Puget Sound takes place today, Friday the 22nd, 2019: the RCAW Annual Trade Show.  Each year, the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) holds an exciting and informative event that you don’t want to miss.  Many roofing vendors connect to discuss cutting edge products, innovative new services, and industry techniques.  Last year, classes included a host of topics, including fall safety, best roofing practices, and condensation in roofing systems.

GAF Timbrcrest Ridge Cap unveiling?

Vital Storm Protection with WeatherWatch® Leak Barrier

No matter how great your roofing shingles are, rainwater is bound to find a way beneath them.  If it were not for underlayments that act as a buffer between shingles and plywood, water damage would be more frequent and severe.  GAF’s Tiger Paw™ is our favorite synthetic underlayment to serve this important purpose. However, for the most critical areas on your roof, specialized leak barrier (also known as ice and water shield) is needed.

Similar to the popular Tiger Paw™, WeatherWatch® Leak Barrier resists wrinkling and provides a safe, gripping surface for roofers to walk on during installation. This top-of-the-line leak barrier excels in its self-sealing properties that transform what would be a perforated barrier with inferior products into a watertight seal with WeatherWatch®.