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!

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