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.