Roofing Equipment and Accessories

The Problems of Excess Moisture in the Building

By visual inspection, locating excess moisture and decay in or behind EIFS or Roofing Systems can be extremely difficult as normal evidence of this moisture and decay may not be visible on either side of the wall or roof. Excess moisture can be hidden and trapped in the substrate and within the thickness of the wall or roof construction. If these conditions are allowed to continue the moisture will increase, eventually leading to rot and decay and possible failure of the system and the structure. Also, wet insulation loses its thermal value, resulting in unnecessary heat loss or gain and thermal movement in the structure. Early detection of wet areas and corrective remedial action makes good economic sense.