Waterproofing roofs is a great way to protect them from the damage that can be done by water. Over time your waterproofing efforts will need to be revisited. Moisture can be almost as damaging as the sun to your roofing system so it makes perfect sense to make every effort to protect your roof from this damage in order to extend the life and viability of your roof.
Water does more damage to roofs than most people realize. Not only can it lead to leaking, which is the first thing that comes to mind for most people as far as water damage to roofing is concerned but it also can lead to the formation of mold. Mold can lead to all manner of health concerns and liabilities. Of course you know and understand that it is a bad idea to create a space that is ripe for the formation of dangerous mold, mildew, and other bacteria. You simply may not realize how effective waterproofing roofs can be at preventing this. Talk to your roofing contractor and see what he (or she) has to say about it the importance of waterproofing for this specific purpose.
There are other benefits to waterproofing roofs though. Consider the fact that many of the waterproofing agents commonly used for roofing material also contain reflective agents that send those damaging ultra violet rays back in the direction they came from and can deflect solar radiation as well. If you are one of the many people around the world growing concerned about the impact of our every day lives on the planet, this is good news for you. The light reflecting features allow you to consume less energy and produce less of the waste that is commonly associated with the generation of energy.
But, what dos it mean for you? It means you spend less money on climate control in your building. Who doesn’t want to spend less money on energy consumption month in and month out? While hiring professionals to handle the installation of waterproofing materials on your roof may have an upfront cost many homes and businesses enjoy an excellent return on the investment when it comes to energy savings, peace of mind, and the longevity of the roofing system.
There is no perfect one size fits all solution when it comes to roofing. However, roofs are a rather significant investment. It makes perfect sense to protect that investment in any way possible. Very few roofs will last forever but there are things you can do that will increase the life expectancy of your roof. Waterproofing your roof is an excellent example of just that. See for yourself what a difference it can make.