Most homeowners ignore the value of waterproofing a roof. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require maintenance. Your roof is one of the most important structures that require preventive maintenance and an annual checkup. A waterproof roof is important because it serves to protect the interior of the building. Water penetration inside a building could lead to increased humidity, which would wreak havoc on the wiring, appliances, flooring and furniture.
Not to mention, deterioration of the membrane, and roof leaks m ake it easier for critters and insects to burrow through the roof, and into the home, which adds onto the expense for repairs. Waterproofing a roof, and scheduling annual checkups are definitely the cheaper option. Adding a water-tight roof coating is like an umbrella for your roof!
Water damage is the second cause of deterioration of a building. A water-tight roof creates an impermeable barrier, designed to prevent water from entering the building structures, from top to bottom. The roof materials in general can deteriorate over time, due to excessive exposure of the sun and rain, and this is an issue in Coconut Creek FL. As the rain collects on a vulnerable roof, moisture sets in, which can lead to rotting materials, and thus, can lead to a health hazard.
Water damage to the roof can include:
- Decomposition of wood structures and finishes such as floor joists, beams, floors, posts, sockets, lintels, frames, etc.
- Metal parts that could become corroded of such as the steel reinforcements that you find in concrete, steel beams, lintels, frames of metallic doors, etc.
- Swelling of the plasterboard and subsequent de-bonding ceramic tiles
- Electrical hazards that may be caused by a short circuit of the lighting and sockets
- Blistering in the paint
- Deterioration of the facade of the building
- Decomposition of carpets
- Health problems due to moisture, which can lead to mold
Most homeowners are not alerted to damages until someone notices leaks or smells in other rooms in the home. Unfortunately, then it’s too late and the repairs become costly. A simple checkup will not only give you peace of mind, but can ensure there are no hazards. Experts agree, homeowners living in areas that are vulnerable to climate and weather variations like heat, rain, and wind should ensure they have a water-tight roof. Homeowners should also ask a specialist to check for cracks and other defects.
Most building materials have a considerable shorter life span when subjected to sun and rain. Additionally, every household will experience aging, and with time, materials are subjected to wear and tear. Homeowners must replace damaged parts as they wear out over time. The original tiles may be damaged or missing, or the sealant has become worn, leaving the home vulnerable.
You’ll find the value of applying a water-tight state of the art roof coating will keep you from encountering all the aforementioned damages. The damage to the building structure, coupled with the high cost of repairs can become a big issue, so it is best to avoid headaches with regular roof maintenance. Most homeowners mistakenly ignore the roof, believing if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
However, the consequences of not having been proactive, not having your roof inspected annually, not applying a water-tight roof coating means you will likely find a new roof will be in your future. Most homeowners do not want to have to pay for a new roof more than once. A properly applied roof coating and regularly maintained roof precludes that!
Call 954-763- 7339 to schedule an appointment with Roof Dr. Dan Jones for a free no obligation inspection and learn what options are going to help you keep your property’s in peak condition. Email us at email@example.com