04 Oct Waterproofing Your Roof
You are hunkering down at your home listening to the rain pour on the roof. You suddenly hear water dripping from the ceiling. Continue reading to find out how roofing contractors are waterproofing your roof and how it can help you avoid annoying problems.
Did you know that even the most recent roofs can leak? We’ve helped many homeowners fix leaky roofs. Leakages can happen to roofs of any age. The following are some of the most common reasons your roof could allow water in your home:
- Aging in advanced
- You are missing shingles
- Water saturation
- Holes in the roof’s surface
- Vents with gaps
- Gutter blockage
- Flashing problems
- Debris on the roof
- improper roof slope
There are many reasons a roof can leak. Once moisture gets into your home, it can cause significant damage to your house’s structure. What’s more, the damaging effects of a leaking roof often go undetected for an extended time.
The Down Sides of a Leaky Roof
Leakage can cause damage to your home and make it more expensive to repair. Examples of the types of things that happen when your roof fails to protect your home include:
- Extensive structural damage
- Ineffective insulation
- Electrical damage
- Drywall decay
It’s hard to ignore the fact that a leaky roof can result in expensive repairs. Consult with professionals to avoid roofing problems.
Hire a Roofing Contractor
A professional roofing company is the best way to ensure your roof’s integrity. Although a homeowner can attempt to patch a roof leak, it’s usually more cost-effective to leave this all-important work to a licensed contractor.
KCG Roofing is a high-quality roofing contractor that can waterproof roofs better than a homeowner who is overwhelmed. Here are some of the terrific reasons to hire a roofing expert include:
- Professionals have experience in all aspects.
- Experts have the expertise to waterproof your roof.
- Roof work can be dangerous
- Roofs that are not properly installed and maintained will fail.
KCG Roofing has the experience of waterproofing all types of roofs. Contact us for a comprehensive roof consultation today.
Roof Waterproofing Begins With An Inspection
As part of a roof restoration, waterproofing is often done on an existing roof. The best roofing companies understand that water repellent roofing systems are essential for effective moisture control. To achieve total waterproofing, your roof restoration will involve multiple steps.
The initial step in the waterproofing process is a thorough inspection of every aspect of the roof. An inspection of the roof’s structural components is the first step in the investigation. The inspector will look for signs of roof problems such as sags and clues that trouble might becoming.
Important: The Condition of Materials
The second stage of inspection focuses on the condition and quality of roofing materials. Are the shingles curled? Are the flashing issues causing problems? The inspection should include a thorough examination of the materials. No waterproofing system can last if they are not strong enough.
A professional roof inspector will inspect your home for signs that water has entered the house. To inspect the roof’s underside, make sure the inspector has access to the attic.
The roof inspection is another important step in the process. It might surprise you to learn how many roof problems are caused by improperly placed gutters.
An experienced roof inspector should inspect your home at least once per year. It’s a good idea to schedule an annual appointment to address problems before they become costly and extensive.
After the inspection, you will receive a detailed overview of your roof as well as any recommendations for repairs or improvements. At this stage, you can ask questions. Roof work is an important investment and you should have total confidence in your contractor.
Roof Restoration And Waterproofing
Repair and maintenance are critical to the roof restoration homeowners need to achieve a roof that stands up well against southwest Florida’s most violent storms. It is easy to check your roof regularly to make sure you have the right structural and performance integrity to waterproof your home.
A roof that is well maintained can provide significant waterproofing. However, some roofs require additional waterproofing. If your roof is flat or sloped, you might consider applying waterproofing sealant.
There are a variety of roof coatings on the market today. There are many options available, including (1) acrylic, (2) asphalt, and (3) silicone. (4) Emulsified asphalt is also available. (5) Surfactant-treated sealants are also popular. Some sealants may not be suitable for all roofing materials. So you are able to make an informed decision, your contractor will inform you about the pros and cons for each type of roof covering.
You now know how roof restoration can improve your roof’s performance. Now let’s get to the main reason you need to waterproof your roof: hurricanes.
Hurricanes And Waterproofing Roofs
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma battered Naples. The area was battered for two hours by winds of around one hundred-forty miles an hour and rain buckets. Irma caused extensive structural damage. Nearly one year after Irma, Naples residents still needed to rebuild.
Regular maintenance appointments with a company that specializes in waterproofing roofs are a great way to prepare for the next great storm to come our way. You should also make sure your roof has hurricane straps, gable braces, and other protection. An extra water barrier could be added underneath your roof covering.
Contact us at KCG Roofing for assistance in making sure that your roof is hurricane ready. We will ensure that your roof meets all the building codes required to protect your home.