Moisture

Recognition of unwanted moisture by Empire Roofing & More

Moisture is part of our everyday lives. Like most things, too little is detrimental and too much is devastating. Moisture is inevitable. It can come from everyday uses: cooking, washing, cleaning, sinks, toilets, showers, cooking, and perhaps an unconsidered source: heating and cooling systems.

Empire Roofing & More knows how to identify sources of moisture!

Moisture turns to vapor, and it travels up and out, making its way to the non-conditioned spaces of the attic through natural circulation. It can become trapped in poorly ventilated, non-conditioned spaces: interior walls, ceilings, and semi-sealed spaces. During periods of climate change, moisture condenses on the interior of roofing decks. As the condensation accumulates, water droplets form and eventually collect, creating the conditions for moisture to infiltrate structural elements.

Empire Roofing & More knows how to remove or mitigate transport of moisture!

Retained and entrapped moisture can be a short term and long term danger, creating dangerous and unhealthy conditions. These conditions can lead to structural rot that can weaken and misshape plywood, OSB (oriented strand board) and structural elements. Further, these conditions support the unwanted growth of mildew and mold, including “black mold”. Further, retained moisture can reduce the insulation value (R-value) of insulation, reducing insulation effectiveness, increasing heat loss, and increasing heating and air conditioning costs.

Empire Roofing & More — contact us to remove and reduce moisture in your home or business!

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ROOFING & SIDING

“Very responsive. Called back promptly. Thorough explanation of damages and repair that was needed. Very professional. Continued correspondence throughout entire process. Estimate was spot on, and work was done in extremely good time. No complaints. Cleaned up all mess, end result looks great.”

—Amy L.

“I have worked with Roman and JB on multiple occasions. They bring a high level of professionalism to their projects. The experience is informative and thorough. You certainly feel more educated about the scope of work, and what to expect after your interaction with them. I highly encourage you to give them a call for your next home improvement project.”

—Howard B.

“Roman was very professional, punctual for all appointments, very much available (phone, email, text) & was in and out as promised. Initially quoted 2 days work, but they were done in one, which was helpful. When an inspector made one comment (I’m selling the house), Roman addressed it immediately. Great guy to work with.”
—Sam R.

“Professional, knowledgeable and friendly, Roman was professional with a friendly easy manner that made him easy to talk to. I wasn’t sure of the color I wanted and he was very helpful to me in making my decision. I would recommend him to others.”
—Gale M.

“Empire replaced my roof last summer. I was very pleased with their promptness, professionalism and their work. My existing skylight developed some leaking last week. Roman came out immediately after I called and fixed the area. He also blew all the leaves off my roof—which was quite a job, being a large ranch house in the woods!
Thank you, Roman!!”