Installing a roof over your head is one thing, but ensuring that it’s a high quality is what is important. Faulty roofs can be quite a hassle to deal with and can be extremely unsafe for the property and the inhabitants. Professional application of a waterproof roof coating/sealant is prudent for all property owners.
If you reside in Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach, you know how much rain the region gets every summer, and on days when it is not raining, there is the sun beating down the roof. If your home is not equipped with an excellent waterproof roof, it can be devastating to your property. This kind of roof, by their strength and durability, protects homes in the area from Hurricane-force winds and water damage too.
Waterproofing comes in several forms and is largely based on the type of roof you own and your requirements. Most commonly, it comes in the form of coatings on your current roof, and these can vary from a tar and gravel mixture to high-tech elastomeric rubber coatings. The liquid roof is sprayed on the roof surface and coats the entire rooftop. As the coating is sprayed, it spreads to create a monolithic, seamless roof membrane with no gaps, joints or seams.
Waterproofing ensures a healthy, long life of your roof. Here are some more benefits of a waterproof roof:
Quality protection – A liquid coating system provides excellent waterproofing. This is due to its monolithic and seamless membrane. The membrane is a durable roofing system that expands and contracts with equal tension during temperature fluctuations. This is an important feature. As all roofs need to contract and expand, most roofs have nails or seams that face the brunt of the tension caused due to it, and over time, develop roof leaks and faults.
Reduced chances of leaks – Cracks and splits in your roof can lead to unwanted water leakage. Waterproofing it with coatings that offer protection to its structure and prevent moisture infiltration can decrease the risk of leakage. Also, due to low humidity from less water seepage, your home can be better protected from mold, mildew, and weathering.
Economical – Coating your roof with a waterproof membrane is much more cost-effective than removing your existing roof and replacing it with an entirely new one. Waterproofing experts, like Roof Doctor Dan Jones, will take into account your budget to guide you about the type of coating that can be applied to your current roof.
Environment-friendly – A waterproof roof is much more energy-efficient and less taxing on the environment than roof replacement. Installing new roofs can lead to added pollution and landfill. A waterproof coating on the roof, on the other hand, produces no waste. Also, it consumes less energy and takes less time to apply than a re-roof.
Affordable and professional application of a coating compares way above a re-roof! – When a new roof is installed using drilling, welding, nailing or other intrusive methods, it can create a lot of noise and disturbance. A liquid roof, on the other hand, does not cause invasive noise disturbances during installation. Also, they do not release any strong or harmful odors. A waterproof roof is easier to maintain too. Proper care and maintenance will ensure your roof for a lifetime!
Direct application. The coating is applied directly on top of the existing roof deck and does not require the technician to remove the roof or any other material. It does away with the extensive time and labor involved in sizing and cutting sheets of the roof material to fit on top of the house.
The roof of your home stands at the forefront of structural integrity and security. Preparing your roof for whatever the unpredictable weather has in store for it is crucial to maintaining your prized possession.
If you are looking to waterproof your roof, but are unsure about what kind of waterproofing would suit your home, an expert can provide you the answers you need and install the right waterproof sealant over your head.
You may not pay as much attention to your roof as you do to the rest of your home, but if you live in South Florida, a water tight property is as essential as an emergency generator and supplies of bottled water. In the US, water damage to homes costs the insurance companies an estimated $2.5 billion each year, and almost 40 percent of homeowners will file a claim for loss or damage from leaking water every year. And water leaking through your roof can be costly; the average cost to a homeowner coping with damage from water in the home is almost $7,000 each year, although it can also be a lot more than that.
South Florida may enjoy a pleasant year round climate and the weather may be one of the reasons you moved here in the first place. But of course, it does rain here and the average annual rainfall in Pompano Beach is around 60 inches per year. Some other cities in south Florida receive more rain than that in a typical year. It doesn’t take much rainfall to seep through the roof, damage your furnishings and belongings and becoming a potential safety hazard, when it comes to your home’s electrical system. Once water starts to leak through your roof, there is little you can do to stop it, and many homeowners end up learning the hard way that waterproof roofing is a must for South Florida residents.
As anyone in South Florida knows only too well, the threat of hurricanes is very real. The 2017 hurricane season is already off to a bad start, as Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever, swept through the state, causing billions of dollars in damage, as well as several fatalities. At one point, all the counties in Florida were under a state of emergency, and mandatory evacuation orders were in place for thousands of residents. Long lines of cars on the highway as residents tried to evacuate became familiar images on the TV screen during those few days in September, along with sailboats on the street, damaged buildings, trees blown down and widespread flooding due to rain and storm surges. And if you live in South Florida, the chances of experiencing a hurricane are high – since the National Weather Service started to keep records, well over 100 hurricanes of varying strength have battered the state, and in a typical year South Florida residents can expect to experience at least two hurricanes. Many residents still remember the four hurricanes that hit the state in 2005.
The constant threat of a hurricane means making sure that you have waterproof roofing is an absolute must. A roof that has been thoroughly coated with a monolithic film like our PolyGlycoat System, means that you won’t experience any leaks or dripping water, even during the heaviest rain. Keep in mind that during a hurricane, your roof is one of the most vulnerable areas of your home, and if you don’t have waterproof roofing on your home, it doesn’t take much for the damage to your home and belongings to be catastrophic. A waterproof roof on your home increases your chances of being able to ride out the hurricane safely and comfortably without having to leave your home, and of course, the cost of waterproofing your home can be saved many times over during the course of a few years. It’s easy to put waterproof roofing on your list of things to get to when you have the time, but as pictures of the devastation caused by Irma show, it shouldn’t be put off.