Waterproofing. It’s a simple term, yet it’s so important for the protection of your home. If you think that water couldn’t possibly be that damaging to your house, think again. Water is responsible for thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to houses every year. Water can seep into fabrics, ruin your furniture, destroy walls and other surfaces, and even pose a threat to the very foundations of your house. If you’re not careful, water can be a serious safety risk to your home.
So before it gets to that point, it is highly suggested that you make use of good waterproofing services and products so you can protect all areas of your home from water damage.
What are the areas of note that I should watch out for?
You should always check which specific places of your home need better protection against water. Wet places like bathrooms and kitchens are also places that you should focus on, not to mention other areas like basements, which can get moldy or damp easily because there are various sources of water that can trickle down to this space.
Possibly, the area which you should focus on the most is your roof. Why? Well, roofs serve as your first defense against the elements like rain and storm. With a faulty roof, the rest of your house will be more exposed to the threat of water damage. Even if the rest of your house is adequately waterproofed, if you don’t learn to protect your roof, your entire house will still be at risk of the dangers you want to avoid.
So when you’re hiring for waterproofing services on your house, especially during the period of time when you’re still constructing it, your roof should be your first priority when it comes to waterproofing. Thankfully, though, you don’t need to worry about waterproofing that much if you’ve got a good waterproofing specialist with you, but it might still be good to learn more about the ins and outs of waterproofing roofs, especially if you’re planning to maintain your roof’s integrity for a long time.
How to waterproof your roof
Interested in learning more about services such as metal roof waterproofing and more? You probably already know this, but depending on the type of material your roof is made out of, and the style of roof your home has, the methods for waterproofing roofs will be different. Here is a how-to guide on waterproofing different kinds of roofs.
Waterproofing a metal roof
Many buildings nowadays have metal roofs. Metal has many upsides, and for some who aren’t exactly aware, they might ask what the value is in waterproofing a metal roof, since most know that steel and many kinds of metal are waterproof. But they can still be prone to rust, water damage, and corrosion. Most metal roofs have a protective under layer to dispel heat and also to protect the interiors of the house from water leaks, especially if the metal roof might have been installed incorrectly. Always double check your metal roofs before the sheets are installed
Waterproofing a concrete roof
You mostly see concrete roofs on many modern buildings. Concrete is an ideal building material because it is more affordable and is also highly resistant to water– if it is adequately waterproofed. Concrete roof waterproofing mostly involves solving the issue of cracks in the concrete and how to seal them. If concrete is neglected, water can seep into the cracks and reach the foundations of the building, making it more unstable and also dangerous. Waterproofing concrete roofs require you to use sealant on cracks and making sure its surface is well protected against moisture. Most concrete buildings also use water membranes to protect their roofs and drain the excess water.
Waterproofing shingled roofs
This can be much more tricky to waterproof because there are several more crevices through which water can seep. That’s why shingled roofs need to have water membranes and systems for their waterproofing to be effective. No one wants water to pool in their roofs, because sooner or later, the water can travel and find itself dripping into the lower parts of the house and cause even bigger problems. Most shingled roofs also have an under layer to protect the interior of the house.
Need to waterproof your roof and other important areas of your home? General Waterproofing, a waterproofing company in Singapore, is here to help. Contact us to know more about the services we can provide for you.