Roof Waterproofing: 4 Steps To A Water Resistant Roof

The damage caused by water can be quite extensive, especially inside your home. Blocked gutters and roof leaks are common causes of water damage and should be taken care of right away.

One way to protect your home from water damage is by waterproofing your roof. By hiring a reputable contractor like Hydrostop SA, your roof can become water-resistant in 4 easy steps.

Cleaning of the Substrate

For a liquid waterproofing membrane application to be successful, it needs superior adhesion. Which is why proper cleaning of the substrate is vital. The most common method of cleaning the surface and eliminating bond breakers is with pressure washing. Often, this process will reveal if treatment and repairs are needed that might have been overlooked in the first place.

Priming of the Surface

The substrate surface needs to be primed to enhance the adhesion of the waterproofing membrane. This process also helps to prevent bleeding of the existing roof oils through the liquid membrane. It’s important that the surface is completely dry before applying the primer.

Treatment of Details

These details include exterior and interior corners, metal flashing terminations and penetrations such as vents, pipes and drains which need to be reinforced with fabric or sealant. Once the details are treated properly, the waterproof membrane can be applied.

Application of the Liquid Membrane

The two types of liquid applied membrane applications include one that needs a suffusion of a reinforcing mat while the other doesn’t. Regardless, most require two or more layers of the membrane coating.

Don’t let anyone tell you waterproofing is a waste of money! Your property is your most valued asset and should be protected against any kind of damage, especially water damage. For more information about making your roof water-resistant or if you require a quote for waterproofing Johannesburg and surrounding areas, get in touch with the team at HydroStop today!

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