Water Proofing Roodepoort
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If you have ever woken up to find that it is raining inside as well as outside, then you know how important waterproofing can be.
Unfortunately, the waterproofing world is full of technical jargon and a diversity of applications. How do you know what type of material will work the best on your roof?
Let’s have a look at a few of the water proofing methods out there, so that you at least have an inkling of what your waterproofing contractor is using to protect your home.
Types of Waterproofing
Bitumen torch-on Waterproofing
This type of water proofing derives its name from the method of application. It works extremely well in protecting flat concrete roofs. Moreover, because of its high water resistant exterior, it assists in the prevention of water logging, protecting your roof against penetrating damp.
Made from a mixture of bitumen and polymers, it is heat applied to a fiberglass or polyester membrane. As this modified bitumen sheeting is easily cut to fit, it will conveniently stretch around odd corners and angles.
Torch down roofing mostly obviates the need for incessant maintenance, but you should still check it after times of heavy downpour. Nevertheless, it is particularly suited to the hot South African climate and highly effective.
Liquid Rubber Waterproofing
Liquid rubber waterproofing is suitable for use on most types of roofs, whether flat or pitched. The coating cures to form a rubber-like waterproof membrane, capable of stretching and returning to its original shape without damage.
Applied by roller or sprayed on, it has excellent adhesion properties and may be used on most traditional roofing materials.
This type of roof waterproofing is normally used in conjunction with a mesh-like membrane. Embedded between two layers of acrylic paint, apply the acrylic paint by roller or brush. After a drying period, apply another coat, with an additional one for security.
As a cost effective method of water proofing your roof, homeowners often favor this material. Ease of application is certainly a bonus and keeps the labour cost down. But keep in mind that you will need to repeat this procedure every two to three years. Or, on deterioration, at the very least apply another coat of the acrylic substance.
There are numerous variants on the above techniques, as well as an abundance of diverse water proofing methods not mentioned.
Discuss the latest product offerings with Benico your local Roodepoort water proofing contractor to find the waterproofing method best suited to your requirements.
Made from a mixture of bitumen and polymers. Heat applied to a fiberglass or polyester membrane using a blow torch.
Tips to prevent damp from happening
Remember to inspect your roof regularly, even if covered by the most superior waterproof material. Prolonged periods of inclement weather or exposure to the harsh African sun can ravage even a top quality product.
Likewise, it is always a good idea to contact a professional contractor to assess your roof on your behalf. A certified waterproofing service will identify problem areas you might overlook.
Moreover, ensure that your gutters are always clear of debris and your drainpipes are clear of any blockages.
Keep in mind that the leak in your roof might not look serious to you, but it could cause structural damage to your home if left unattended. So take remedial measures timeously, to avoid costly repairs at a later stage.
Thus, like a good leather jacket, your roof waterproofing will safeguard the rest of your home and belongings, whilst saving you money in the long run. Contact your waterproofing contractor today, to discuss the upgrade of your waterproofing.
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