Do you need to have the roofs to your home or commercial building waterproofed? If so, we’re the right business to help you out.
Roofs that have bad drainage or are flat are good candidates for waterproofing. Waterproofing involves applying a sealant to your roof to help it remain water-resistant. There are many porous materials used in roofs, such as asphalt, that require something such as a waterproofing sealant.
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Homes or business with flat roofs, or poor drainage are oftentimes more susceptible to water damage, such as mold, leaks and other types of moisture damage. When applied correctly, a waterproofing sealant can provide protection for most of those issues. If being eco-friendly is a top priority for you, waterproofing over an existing roof is a good option as it keeps demoed roofing materials out of the landfills.
Waterproofing coatings have improved greatly in the last decade. Any flat roof that was waterproofed 20-30 years ago is a great candidate for a complete roof recover. In addition to providing a level of waterproofing, most of the coatings used today include the assistance of reflexive white with the ability to keep roof temperatures lower by reflecting away UV rays. While there are a lot of sealant options when waterproofing, there are a few conditions that need to be considered. Making sure you find a compatible sealant with the existing roof is a big determining factor when waterproofing.
Waterproofing your roof is a much faster process than replacing your roof. It requires almost no downtime to your home or business, allowing you to keep things running as normal as possible. While installation is quick, it needs to be done correctly for it to be effective. Your roof needs to be cleaned and scrubbed before applying the sealant, or membrane, of your choice. Any type of debris or dust will act as an irritant between your roof and your newly applied coating. This will cause the adhesion to be weak, or to not adhere at all. Once cleaned, you will cover your roof with your sealant and let if dry for 24 hours. Apply a second coat after the 24-hours.
Benefits of Waterproofing
Any leak in your roof can cause serious damage. Waterproofing comes with a lot of benefits that can help you prolong the life of your roof, and save you some money. Waterproofing adds an extra layer of protection for weather, leaks and general wear. It is more energy efficient, helps reduce the growth of molds in your building and has options that are eco-friendly. Waterproofing a roof comes in more cost effective because it requires less repairs as a standard roof. It will extend the life of your roof and keep you from having to completely re-roof your building or home.