A leaking roof is every home owner’s or property manager’s headache. After winter season, it’s a good idea to inspect your roof and gutters for any damage winter may have inflicted. The last thing you want to deal with this summer is water leakage, or, even worse, mold growth in your home. Help prevent it by having a qualified local roofing contractor to inspect your roof for damage or loose and leaky gutters.
A leak from one dislodged tile is a small and inexpensive matter, but if you do not inspect your roof regularly, this will go unnoticed. By the time that you do notice it, it may be because water is dripping into your spare room! This means that this whole area of the roof structure is soaked, the ceiling will need to be replaced and hopefully the flooring will recover. Always check your roof for storm damage after a wind or hail storm, as most roofing is not designed to withstand fierce winds. Scrutinize the tiles for cracks, splits and torn-off corners; also check for lifting. Lifting is a common cause of roof leaks, and can be easily rectified. Be aware of multiple tiles lifting, as this could be a sign that the roofing material is too old and is warping from all the weathering.
Climb into your attic/loft and ensure that any insulation that you have in your roof is not right up against the roof itself. There has to be a gap for air to circulate; also when a roof heats up and there is insulation directly behind it, this heat is thrown back into the roofing and excessive heating like this can damage and warp the roof. Another weakness in all roofs is the flashing. Flashing is designed to provide a watertight junction between roof materials and structure, especially if the roof projects out or changes design (as with extension roofs). If you are installing a new roof, it is worthwhile to get the flashing ‘inspected’ as it is a common failure area.
If you ignore your roof leaks for a long time, then they may become a cause of major damage for of the roof. It is important to ensure that your roof is equipped with building materials that are appropriate to the weather conditions of the area that you live in. Choosing cheap, low-quality materials that do not handle well in certain weather conditions can prove to be a very expensive mistake. This type of mistake especially at the time of construction leads to bear heavy cost of repairing near about each year or in every season. You can minimize the problem by selecting the material that is more suitable and having great resistance for all type of weather condition like EPDM and liquid rubber designed especially for it.
Liquid EPDM Rubber Coating Liquid Rubber is the world only EPDM rubber in liquid form. Liquid Rubber provides a seamless, single coat; roof coating that can be applied up to 6 times thicker than your standard elastomeric. Liquid rubber is ideal for recoating EPDM roof membranes, troweled concrete, weathered metal roofing, foam, weathered siding and more! Liquid Rubber will withstand ponding water or immersion indefinitely and Liquid Rubber can be installed over lightly rusted surfaces without a primer. Uncured Liquid Rubber will not be damaged by freezing temperatures. EPDM Liquid Rubber, EPDM Rubber has been used in sheet form in commercial applications for over 30 years. EPDM Rubber Provides an affordable, flexible, chemical and ozone resistant way to recoat your existing roof. Liquid rubber can also be used to line your gutters and cooler units. Liquid Rubber performs in temperature -60° to 300°F. Coverage: EPDM Liquid Rubber will cover up to 46 square feet per gallon on a very smooth surface. Normal coverage is 40-42 square feet per gallon on an average substrate.
Elastomeric roof coatings and liquid rubber are also designed for roof leak due to draining water in rain; provide great resistance for water in rainy season. Similarly epdm is the best product for summer sun that can easily control the temperature by providing complete protection to the roof from sunlight.