Protect Your Home from Water Damage by Waterproofing Your Roof

Any homeowner knows that roof leaks are a reality and that they need to be dealt with right away. A roof leak, no matter how small, could turn into a serious problem and cause tremendous damage to your home and belongings if left untreated. What’s even worse is that structural damage caused by water leaks will decrease your property’s value.

So if you’re not planning on replacing your roof or furniture any time soon, we suggest you hire a professional like Hydrostop SA to waterproof your roof.

3 Reasons to Waterproof Your Roof

  1. To Avoid Damp and Mould

In case you don’t know it yet, damp is dangerous. It causes mould growth inside your home that can affect your family’s health and wellbeing. Additionally, it ruins your ceiling, walls and furniture. If you don’t want to suffer the consequences of damp in your home, it’s better to waterproof your roof as soon as possible.

  1. To Prolong Your Roof’s Life

By waterproofing your roof, it will last much longer. Waterproofing protects your roof against other elements like intense heat, strong winds and rainstorms as well as leaks. Additionally, you won’t have to paint your roof as often since it protects the colour on the roof from fading.

  1. To Save You Money

Most of the time leaks go unnoticed until they cause tremendous damage. By the time you realise you have a leak, they might have caused enough damage to need costly repairs or even a roof replacement. If you hire a professional for waterproofing, it can last at least 10 years which means your roof will stay protected for a long time.

Save money by prolonging the lifespan of your roof and protect your family by hiring Hydrostop SA for waterproofing in Pretoria and Johannesburg areas. For a free quote, get in touch with the team today.

Keep Your Family Safe and Your Pocket Full with Waterproofing Services from Hydrostop SA

Did you know that it’s illegal in South Africa to not waterproof your roof? Well, illegal is a strong word but according to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, it clearly states that your roof requires waterproofing by law. It says that your roof should be durable and be protected against water penetration into its interior. And that roofs shouldn’t allow water accumulation on its surface.

Roof leaks can be caused by various elements such as incorrect roof installation, storm or wind damage and lack of repairs and maintenance. Roofs typically last 20 to 30 years so it might just be time to replace your roof.

You might be wondering: How much damage can a small roof leak really cause? Extensive, dangerous, costly damage to be exact!

Many homeowners perceive a leaky roof to be a structural problem, but it can actually pose serious safety and health risks. Damp is one such example. Damp causes paint to peel and mould growth on ceilings, walls and even your furniture. While this is unsightly, it’s also dangerous and harmful to your health.

Another hazard to consider is fire. If your electrical wiring is visible in your ceiling, shorted wires due to a leak could cause a fire. Structural damage is certain if there is a severe roof leak. This leads to wood deterioration and decaying roof frames which can cause dangerous issues and require help from a roofing professional.

Hydrostop SA offers waterproofing for various types of surfaces and areas such astiled roofs, insulated boarded roofs, concrete roofs, IBR and corrugated roofs, parapet and retaining walls and basements. We also offer a 10-year guarantee with our waterproofing services.

If you’re looking for reliable and affordable waterproofing in Pretoria or surrounding areas, get in touch with the team at Hydrostop SA today.