Roof Waterproofing – The Basics

Roof waterproofing is essentially the top layer of protection added to a house that ensures that no water ever gets into your property or begins to cause the supports or beams to rotting away. There are several common causes of roof leaks, which are poor roofing waterproofing on the top of the list. Here are a few other examples:

– Mildew – Anybody who lives in a dry climate will know that mould and mildew can form on virtually any surface at any given time, but they’re particularly prevalent in damp climates. If you have damp walls and ceilings or badly leaking roofs, you may be experiencing leaks that you can’t see. As such, the key to preventing roof leaks is preventing moisture from getting to the wall or structure in the first place. It’s best to hire a professional to carry out proper roof waterproofing on your property so that all levels of the structure are adequately protected.

– Water Spots – Roof leaks are often caused by water spots on the underside of the roof, which often act as a means of water attraction. Water spots form where there’s a wet spot, such as where shingles are missing or leak. In order to prevent water spots from forming, you should regularly check your roof for any leaks, cracks or other damage, and seal any areas that aren’t sealed. In addition to sealing the areas, you should also clean the shingles and the roof to get rid of any dirt, dust or grime which may be giving water spots the opportunity to form.

– Leaks – One of the easiest ways to prevent leaks is to make sure that your roof surface is properly waterproofed. The first thing to do is to check that the seams between your roof tiles and the rest of the roof surface are intact. If one of these seams becomes damaged then it will allow water to seep through and cause a leak. You should also check the valleys between your tiles for any bald spots. If bald spots develop then it’s more likely that a shingle has failed and a leak is present.

– Roof Shingles – As well as checking for any signs of damage or leaking, you should also check for shingles and tiles that are cracked or worn. If your roofing sheet is damaged then it won’t be able to provide you with the amount of protection that you need, and consequently you might end up with damp, leaking roofs. In order to get the most value for money from your roof, it’s a good idea to buy roofing sheets which are manufactured by reputable roofing suppliers. These sheets will have been created using high quality materials which will help to provide you with exceptional quality protection. The key to protecting your roof is to buy roofing tiles which are square and have a high number of large ‘book’ tiles.

– Bitumen Shingles – It can be difficult to identify damaged shingles and tiles when inspecting your roof. The key to spotting damaged roofing is usually in the shape of a cut, either at the edge or near the middle of the shingle. If this cut is straight then the shingle is probably OK but if the cut is angled downward or to one side, it’s more likely that you have a problem with the bitumen that is used to fill the gaps. The best thing to do is to contact a roofing specialist who will be able to assess the roof and give you advice on how to solve your problem.

– Bitumen Roofing Membranes – If your shingles or tiles are becoming damaged or torn due to storm damage then it’s likely that you have a leaky roof. A lot of damage is caused by water seepage through the roofing membrane. Roof waterproofing membranes are applied over the entire roof surface, which stops water penetration through the roof and also acts as an anti-static agent so that electricity isn’t conducted through the material. These can be expensive to apply as they typically need to be applied by a roofer and can often only be guaranteed for a certain amount of time. Fortunately, water seepage through a damaged roof membrane can often be solved by a simple repair, so if you suspect that this is the case it’s worth calling in a roofing specialist to check it out for you.

In conclusion, it’s probably best to avoid flat roofs altogether as they are more likely to become damaged during severe weather. If you do have a flat roof, you should make sure that the roof is regularly checked for signs of damage so that you can get it repaired as soon as possible. If you don’t want to invest in roof insurance, you should make sure that you check your flat roof for signs of leaking over the summer as often this type of roofing is prone to water damage. In these circumstances a roofing specialist will be able to provide some quick and relatively inexpensive solution to a leaking roof. The most important thing to remember is that a bitumen roofing membrane is an excellent solution to preventing roof damage in the most extreme cases, so long as it is regularly applied.