Roof Waterproofing: 5 Things You Need to Know

Even the smallest leaks can cause major problems. We all know water damage is a huge headache, but oftentimes roof waterproofing is last on the list of priorities for owners of commercial properties. At AMW Contracting, we’ve seen firsthand what a huge difference waterproofing can make both for the structural integrity of roofs as well as for business budgets. 

Whether you require spray-applied liquid waterproofing or the sheet-applied version, we provide the professional waterproofing your commercial facility requires to remain durable and weather-resistant for years to come.

Benefits of Professional Roof Waterproofing

If you’re considering completely replacing your roof, you may not realize waterproofing offers comparable advantages for a fraction of the price and with much less downtime. Even roofs with noticeable deterioration can have their lives extended by years through less expensive roof waterproofing.

Here are some of the many other advantages of choosing waterproofing:

Protection Against More than Just Rain

In addition to reducing the amount of damage your roof will endure over time, waterproofing also saves you on HVAC costs in the summer. The membrane used in the waterproofing process reflects sunlight and minimizes the level of heat and light your roof absorbs. You won’t just notice steadier temperatures within your building, but also lower humidity levels thanks to the seal of the waterproof membrane.

Minimal Disruption to Normal Operations

Waterproofing takes about a third of the time required for a complete roof replacement, allowing your business to stay productive and continue running according to schedule. While faster to install, this should not be considered a quick-fix solution. Rather, it’s a lasting way to extend the longevity of your roof and provide exceptional protection against the elements. Plus, waterproofing takes care of hard-to-reach areas one-time roof repairs often miss. Additionally, it is much easier to maintain and repair than structural issues.

Effectiveness for All Types of Roofing Materials & Uneven Surfaces

It’s normal for roofs to experience wear and tear in an uneven manner. For example, one area of the roof may receive more sunlight on a daily basis, causing it to deteriorate more quickly than the rest of the roof. Repairing this worn-down portion isn’t your only option for preventing leaks. You can instead have the whole roof waterproofed, extending the longevity of both its worn and undamaged areas.

Prevention for a Wide Range of Problems

You can probably guess that waterproofing your roof will help keep mold and mildew at bay, as well as reduce the risk of water stains on your ceilings and water damage to flooring and carpets. However, you may not have realized the process of waterproofing can also significantly diminish the ability of rodents and insects to infiltrate your facility. It also increases health and safety by eliminating a common cause of electrical fires and improving indoor air quality.

Significant Savings

As a business owner, one of your main concerns is your bottom line. At every turn, you’re looking for ways to cut costs without making significant sacrifices. When it comes to the integrity of your facility, waterproofing is one of the best decisions you can make to cut costs both now and in the long term. 

Since a waterproof membrane is less expensive than totally replacing your roof and offers additional protection, it’s a great alternative to a complete roof overhaul. Waterproofing will also minimize how frequently roof repairs are needed, making room in your budget for other important investments.

Look no further than AMW Contracting for your roof waterproofing needs. Call our office at 904-725-4197 today for a free estimate.