When Do You Need Waterproofing Maintenance For Your Roof?

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Installing a proper waterproofing system ensures that your property is protected from high heating and cooling costs, rising damp, and water leak damage. In order to maintain efficient functioning of the roof, you need to facilitate regular maintenance procedures. Waterproofing alone is not enough to guarantee the protection of your property. You will have to make sure that your insulation systems and waterproofing maintenance works are scrutinized on a regular basis. Even a small problem needs to be addressed at the earliest and treated promptly to avert high costs associated with emergency repairs or when the situation worsens.

What Is The Ideal Time To Carry Out Waterproofing Maintenance?

There is no general convention that preventive maintenance should be carried out after a certain period of time. However, you can do that once every four months, which is around 3 times a year. This includes checking for vegetation that’s growing in close proximity, and inflicting damage with the roots, or by blowing against the roof. Also, you should clean out gutters and ensure that water is efficiently directed away from your residence. You should be aware of the building’s condition at all times. In case you see any sign pertaining to moisture damage or leakage, you need to respond as quickly as possible to avoid costly repairs.

It is of utmost importance to carry out on-going building maintenance. The building, whether an industrial facility, apartment complex, commercial unit, house or a high-rise structure, is a major investment that needs to be maintained to protect the property value. Advanced maintenance includes specialized external coating that can protect timber substrates, wallboard cladding, metal and concrete. Some of the tell-tale signs of a damaged roof include:

  • Discolored or brown spots and marks on the ceiling.
  • Damp spots or water marks on walls.
  • Mold growth on the walls or ceiling.
  • Due to high heating, you may also receive high utility bills, which is also an indication that your home is losing heat/energy due to poor insulation and/or waterproofing.

What Needs To Be Done?

Proper insulation is the best way to achieve good airflow and proper ventilation.  In order to protect a home from high heating conditions, it’s a good idea to include an insulation layer on the attic floor and a vapor retarder under the insulation layer to stop any form of moisture from rising into the attic. Having vented open spaces allow free passage of air, with at least an inch between the roof sheathing and insulation, is also recommended.

All in all, you should always consult a professional roof inspection and waterproofing team. They are in a better position to determine how efficient your current waterproofing system is. They will get to the root cause of the problem and ascertain what needs to be done to improve the situation. Facilitating professional roof maintenance at regular intervals can save you money and time. Additionally, it will be easier for you to sell your property in the future.