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PostHeaderIcon Waterproofing of your roof

Waterproof Your RoofWhy do you need to waterproof your roof? There are many answers to this question which will help you to know why waterproofing your roof is necessary. The biggest reason for waterproofing your home is rainfall. In the regions where there is heavy rainfall, protecting your roof is very important because you have to stay in the home and you cannot live in a home that has leaks all over the place. Sometimes, because of water accumulation, water can pass through gaps or cracks that might not have otherwise caused any problems. However, due to the heavy rainfall, such little gaps and cracks become problematic. Luckily, because of advances in roofing technology, it is now possible to find and fill any gaps and cracks in the roof so that your roof can be completely waterproof.

It isn’t absolutely necessary that you find a roofing contractor to do the waterproofing. These days there are a number of products and methods for waterproofing that the average homeowner can use. However, the folks at All Around roofing remind homeowners that “Going about this job the wrong way and doing it hastily can potentially put the homeowner in the hospital and create more roofing problems.” So, whoever is applying the waterproofing should have adequate knowledge of both how to use the product as well as rooftop safety.

It is easiest to apply waterproofing at the time of installing a new roof or replacing an old one. Waterproofing can be installed on any kind of roof, whether it is metal, wood, or asphalt. Before the roofing material is installed, the waterproofing should be applied to the decking of the roof. There are many materials available for waterproofing the roof, like thermoplastic polyolefin, a waterproofing chemical which can be applied to the surface of the roof.

That being said, there are some waterproofing methods that can be applied on top of the roofing materials, so that the roofing system doesn’t need to be replaced. Typically, the waterproofing is an oil or resin sealant that stops the roof from getting further damaged. This coating works as the stoppage agent of the roof getting damaged. With this method of waterproofing, though, you need to make sure that there are no cracks or gaps in the roof because if there are, the sealant will just leak through them.