There are many factors that affect the lifespan of roofing. Some of the biggest threats to a roof system are heavy winds and rain that can add a lot of wear and tear to its structure. Many times these weather conditions can break roofing material, allowing water to trickle down to the roof’s substructure causing leaks.
Wet roof surfaces also run the risk of vegetation and other biological growth, like mold, that can cause significant damage. Additionally, if water leaks under your roof, your roof is at risk of rotting. Water damage can spread from your roof to your ceiling and walls, causing the structure of your home to become unstable over time if the problem isn’t resolved. You can help postpone wear and tear by waterproofing your roof, which will restore its surface. Waterproofing seals cracks, will stop leaks, protect smooth surfaces, and keep the roof structurally strong.
At Elite Roofing we provide a variety of waterproofing services including an elastomeric coating that helps to prevent leaks and restore roof systems. This coating can last up to 10 years depending on the weather elements that the roof is exposed to. Depending on the structure of the roof we also provide flashing services to weatherproof the roof. Metal pieces are lined along the joints including around chimneys and dormers to prevent water from leaking between the joints.
It’s important to take weather and waterproofing measures after you have a roof installed so that you can avoid future water damage and mold problems that will cost you more than just a headache. If you’re concerned about the health of your roof call us to get a leak analysis and roof inspection.