How to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Replacing your property’s roof will no doubt cost you a lot of money. But, as with everything else in life, if you take good care of it, it can last you a long time.

Keeping your roof in excellent condition will require some effort on your part or you can hire professionals to do it for you. One thing is for sure, regular inspections and maintenance is crucial as well as prompt repairs. Waiting too long to fix a leaking roof will not only end up costing you an arm and a leg but put the safety of your family or employees at risk.

Here’s how you can maintain your roof to make it last longer:

1. Regular Roof Inspections

Quarterly inspections should be performed by your maintenance staff or facilities manager. We also suggest an annual inspection performed by a trained professional roofer such as HydroStop SA to help you avoid expensive repairs.

2. Ponding Prevention
A quick roof inspection can identify areas prone to ponding after days of frequent rain or heavy thunderstorms. Make sure your maintenance staff sweep water away from low spots as this will help water to evaporate more quickly. Not only will this help prevent roof leaks but it will reduce the degeneration of roofing materials.

3. Roof Preservation
The hot South African sun ages domestic and commercial roofs extremely quickly which is why we suggest annual maintenance. Additionally, waterproofing your roof is an inexpensive way to preserve your roof by reflecting sunlight and protecting it against water.

At HydroStop SA we provide waterproofing services to Pretoria and surrounding areas. Our waterproofing services include concrete roofs, tiled roofs, insulated boarded roofs, IBR and corrugated roofs, basements as well as parapet and retaining walls.

For more information or if you require a free quote for waterproofing your roof, get in touch with the HydroStop team today!

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Waterproofing Your Roof

“Roof replacements are so cheap,” said no one ever in all of history. That’s because they are extremely expensive! Which is why you should look after it as well as you can. And by looking after your roof we mean regular maintenance and timely repairs should something go south.

Another way to look after your roof is with waterproofing. Waterproofing is the process where a layer is applied to the roof in order to make it resistant to water. Waterproofing ensures that your roof is not affected by any amount of water.

Here’s why you should consider waterproofing your roof:

1. To Extend Its Lifespan

As we’ve said before, replacing your roof is costly. The lifespan of a roof is typically 30 years but it can last even longer if you maintain it and by applying a waterproof layer. There are many DIY options but the safest bet would be to hire a professional for the job.

2. To Prevent Damp in Your Home
Roof waterproofing prevents water from entering your home through your roof, thus also prevents damp. Damp isn’t only unsightly and destructive, it’s dangerous to your health. Damp can cause or worsen respiratory infections as well as asthma.

3. To Save You Money
Ultimately the biggest benefit when it comes to waterproofing is to save you money on expensive roof repairs and replacements. While waterproofing will require an investment on your part, keeping your roof in excellent condition will save you money in the long run.

For more information on waterproofing in Pretoria and surrounding areas, get in touch with the team at HydroStop SA. We have quickly become a market leader in the waterproofing industry and have many satisfied clients to prove it since we offer a 10-year guarantee on our waterproofing and damp proofing services. Give us a call for a free quote today!