The Benefits of Waterproofing Your Roof

Rely on the Skills of Experienced Roofing Contractors to Waterproof Your Roof

Benefits of Waterproofing Your Roof

It is commonly accepted that a roof leak should be addressed as soon as possible to help prevent more extensive damage to the structure and/or interior contents of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.  In extreme cases, unresolved water penetration issues could pose a safety risk to a building’s occupants or those within close proximity.

Unfortunately, a significant majority of roof leaks will go unnoticed until some evidence of water damage is clearly visible.  Stains on walls and/or ceilings, wet/musty carpeting, and pooled water on a basement or warehouse floor are all examples of leaks that have been undetected for a period of time.  In turn, these can lead to costly roofing services and have a negative impact on the operation of commercial or industrial enterprises too.

To prevent such damage, and avoid the costs of roofing repair or replacement services, property owners may want to invest in a roof waterproofing system or coating.  This can be particularly advantageous for new or existing structures with flat roofing, such as:

  • Industrial complexes
  • Commercial properties
  • Shopping centres/plazas
  • High-rise residential units
  • Community/municipal centres

Furthermore, waterproofing a roof could/should be a consideration for private residences as well as places of worship, most notably those with more complex roofing structures.

There are many reasons to have a roof waterproofed by professional roofing contractors, such as the team from Triumph Roofing.  These benefits will include:

  • Sealing existing roof leaks; preventing future leaks
  • Sustaining the current roof and extending its lifecycle
  • Reducing future maintenance needs and related costs
  • Improving energy efficiency (based on the type of coating)
  • Added protection against damage from weather and UV rays
  • Enhanced defence vs water penetration re: new roof underlays

The primary options/processes for waterproofing a roof are as follows:

  • Applying an elastomeric coating to the surface of new or existing roofs
    • Water-free – stronger/more protective; greater moisture resistance
    • Water-based – a solvent-free option; offers UV and cooling benefits
  • Installing a waterproof membrane/barrier as an underlay for new roofs
    • Extra protection with first-time installations or full roof replacements

Due to the complexity and importance of applying/installing roof waterproofing materials correctly/appropriately, property owners should rely on the skills of experienced roofing contractors only, such as the technicians from Triumph Roofing.

Roofing Services and Products to Meet All Structural Waterproofing Needs

Many parts/areas of a multi-residential, commercial, or industrial structure can be at risk to penetration by water or moisture.  In addition to their flat roofs, their walls, balconies, and foundations are other exposed surfaces that can suffer a degree of water damage.

Triumph Roofing carries a full range of waterproofing and moisture protection products to meet the wide-ranging needs of property owners in safeguarding their buildings.  This product line consists of the following:

  • Waterproof membranes
  • Liquid membranes
  • Asphalt underlays
  • Thru-wall flashing
  • Vapour barriers
  • Air barriers
  • and more

Whatever the need, Triumph Roofing has the capabilities and the expertise to address it, in either a pre-emptive or responsive fashion, to help property owners maintain/protect their facilities against potentially destructive and costly water damage.

If you are in need of waterproofing for the roof or other parts of your structure, call the roofing contractors with the solutions you need to resolve such issues.  Call the experts at Triumph Roofing today at 416-700-9658 in Toronto or 403-371-1353 in Calgary to book your complimentary consultation on the best course of action to meet your needs.

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