Not waterproofing your roof is illegal in South Africa. Did you know that? It is required by law, according to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act. It clearly states that precautions should be taken to make your roof durable and protected against water penetration into its interior. Water accumulation on its surface should also be prevented. Sounds like a tall order, right? But it isn’t. Not when there’s one solution that can eliminate all these risks — roof waterproofing.
Roof leaks happen for many reasons — damage due to the elements of mother nature, negligence with regards to maintenance and repairs and incorrect roof installation. As a rule, a well-maintained roof should last at least three decades so if you’re having problems and you have no idea when the roof was replaced the last time, it might be time. You might only have a small leak but you’d be surprised at how quickly it can turn into a big (and expensive) crisis.
Often, a leaky roof may be perceived as a structural problem but it may be much more serious than that. It might be damp which means your health and safety might be at risk. Not only does damp cause peeling paint and ugly yellow stains, but it also causes mould that can be harmful to your health. Prolonged damp issues also cause roof trusses to rot which might make your roof to collapse. Fire is another hazard to consider. A leak where there’s exposed shorted wires could cause a fire.
Reliable and Affordable Waterproofing Contractors Pretoria
Protect yourself and your family with roof waterproofing. At Hydrostop SA, we offer waterproofing services in Pretoria for various surface types and roofs. To give you peace of mind, we offer a 10-year guarantee on our services. Feel free to get in touch with the team for affordable and reliable waterproofing in Pretoria and surrounding areas. Give us a call today!