One of the biggest and most important purchases any of us will ever make is buying a home or other property. This is where you and your family will live or possibly work, and sometimes for decades if not for a lifetime. It becomes the place all kinds of special events happen and protecting this investment often means protecting those memories as well. Taking care of your properties is a vital part of your life and is more than just a responsibility; it also becomes a necessary part of maintaining your peace of mind and sense of well-being.
There is more to properly maintaining your property than just protecting your investment, even though that is desirable. It is also about ensuring the health and comfort of your family/employees/valuables. One of the best ways to do that is to prevent moisture from entering the home and the roof is the most frequent place this can happen. Wind takes a toll of the structures of the roof as does rain and other naturally occurring weather events and the effects of aging. As any waterproof roofer will tell you, waterproofing your roof can extend the life of the roof as well as keep your insurance and mortgage companies at bay.
A roof that has been waterproofed is not as likely to develop leaks and that alone will keep moisture from penetrating through to the attic, ceiling and walls. Most people understand the danger that can result when that happens. Mold is the first thing that comes to mind and this is particularly troubling when the leak is minor because that can go unnoticed for a long time. Delayed discovery can lead to an abundance of mildew and mold that can affect the health of all family members.
Along with mold setting up in the compromised areas, a constant state of moisture can also cause the materials used in construction to deteriorate. Not only can mold and mildew cause damage to the wood, but the moisture can cause it to rot. Rotting or rotted wood is not as strong as wood that is properly cared for. That means the structure could collapse or at least sag. Sagging roofs and ceilings are a sure signal that something is not right and costly repairs will likely be needed. Getting your roof inspected and waterproofed by an expert waterproofing roofer will keep your roof in peak condition and allow you to avoid needing to re-roof which is very costly and could involve other repairs to walls, ceilings etc. The good news is waterproofing your roof is about 1/2 the cost of a new roof.
It is true that the value of your property can deteriorate over time, but that does not have to happen. In fact, applying appropriate maintenance measures in a timely manner can help increase its value as time goes on. It is not hard to understand that the price of homes and properties continue to increase every year or so. By attending to problem issues as they arise, you can ensure that your home’s value keeps up with others in the neighborhood regardless of its age.
It is inevitable that the roof will need replacing from time to time. You just cannot keep that from happening. However, you can do something to increase the life of your roof. A waterproof roofer is the best person to talk with when considering such a solution. That professional can provide you with information about various materials that can be used for waterproofing and/or insulation including elastomeric mastic, silicone ceramic, urethane foam and a system like PolyGlycoat as well as how it will be applied. They can also offer references if you ask for them. Contacting references, particularly those who have experienced the difference waterproofing can make, is your best option for determining whether or not to hire the waterproof roofer.