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How can I get rid of roof condensation?

Posted by Janet van der Vlugt, on
How can I get rid of roof condensation
Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Hello Janet, Put vents into the roof or do the following. Best to get an on site survey/quotation done, this is a free service to you and you will get 3 quotes. Simply post your job onto rated people's site. You are not obliged to go with any of the quotes- but ever job that's posted is paid for by the relevant tradesmen.if they contact you that means they are interested in your job. If one of them are awarded the job then great news for you both. ratedpeople.com Regards Michael
Philip Rouse

Philip Rouse

Install roof vents to suit the type of covering on your property. Average three bed house with up over type roof will require 4 vents per side. 2 at low level and 2 near the apex
BARRY MOORES

BARRY MOORES

Hi Janet Your roof requires venting to get air flow in to your loft space, condensation is not good as it can attack your timbers and give you problems in the future that will cost you a lot of money to resolve the problem.. Kind Regards Barry
jonathan fisher

jonathan fisher

you need to create ventilation by fitting vent slates or ventilating the soffit with soffit vents to create air flow,this will minimise condensation.
Wayne Beattie

Wayne Beattie

hi janet the reason you are getting condensation is because your roof needs ventilation and probably needs insulation upgrading due to excess heat rising through the insulation and meeting a cold front which causes condensation.
Benjamin Macann

Benjamin Macann

Hi there check roof first .then if need be .vented ridge tiles .vented soffitt boards and vented roof tiles hope this helps thanks ben
Rafal Kaczynski

Rafal Kaczynski

Hi Janet The quicker and easiest way is to fit an vent. But I would suggest to check roof first as there might be a leak which is causing damp to appear on ceiling Best regards Rafal.
jason reagan

jason reagan

Hi Janet You may need to install some vents . If you have slates on your existing roof then you would use slate vents or if its tiles then tile vents. Neither are too expensive. Please ensure that you have the correct amount fitted as you have to make sure air is being circulated . This will help Jason roofersandbuilders.co.uk
matthew howden

matthew howden

Hi Janet. There are several things that can help stop condensation in a loftn space. worst case scenario, you may need to replace old felt underlay withh a modern, breathable one. But in the majority of cases it occurs due to little or no airflow, and getting the air to recirculate. Vent tile/slate are effective, 2 per side of the roof. one high towards the ridge, and one low towards the eaves. If the problem is new rather than ongoing, look to previous work carried out. Loft insulation can block the eaves and stop existing airflow (many DIY jobs assume the more you jam it in, the better the job).Also, 'blew in' cavity wall insulation can do the same as it spreads out in the cavity, it can overflow at the eaves and block them off. UPVC rooflines can prevent airflow as they tend to be sealed to give a smarter finish, so proper vents must be installed. Hope this helps.
Chris Ocego

Chris Ocego

Hi Janet Have you had your roof insulated recently? You could also try putting vent tiles/slates in to improve air circulation. Hopes this helps Chris @southcheshireroofing

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