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Every fall the subject of condensation comes up due to the
cooling outside temperatures. So are the drips really from condensation...or is there a new roof leak? Owners of vintage homes, like above, ask, "How to stop condensation from a metal roof?"
Common sense tips
Circulate air, and keep the fans on. The more the fans are on, the less condensation will appear.
Install roof vents to allow the warmer interior air to escape.
Try dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. Even running the compressors of your AC units could help.
Check your lighting and heating devices. Some versions of these devices affect the air temperature less. An oil heater located just under a metal panel is guaranteed to generate condensation.
Consider metal roof vapor barrier work.
Condensation is an interior concern, not a roofing problem. Yes, there may be roofing issues but the management of condensation cannot be resolved entirely by working on top of a roof.
I remember...on a truly-crisp morning, a lady, who owned a beautiful old home with a vintage tin roof, escorted me upstairs to her attic for a roof inspection. She turned on one light bulb. Within five minutes, our conversation and the light bulb were causing small drips on nearby panels. Just as condensation under metal roofing originates from inside the structure, the management of its severity is located inside the building.
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs. For a residential tin roofing contractor, click here for a map of our geographical work area.
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