Advantages of Waterproofing Your Flat Roof

A flat roof is an affordable and convenient roofing system that can reduce maintenance. Still, these roofs are also more vulnerable to leaks. Even a small leak in your roof can lead to serious damage and hefty repair bills.

Fortunately, there is a way that you can protect your building and solve leaks while avoiding complete roof replacements. Waterproofing is a convenient way to protect your roof and provide a long-term solution to leaks instead of a quick fix. Here are some reasons to consider waterproofing.

Long-Lasting Protection

Waterproofing creates a waterproof membrane across the surface of your roof, creating an entire layer of protection overtop your existing roofing system. This creates another layer of protection both for your building and its roof.

A high-quality waterproof membrane can last for as much as ten years. This can add a considerable amount of time to the lifespan of your current roofing system.

Significant Savings

A waterproof membrane can, save a considerable amount over a full roof replacement. It will also last longer than a quick patch job which really is likely losing you money over either of the other two options by just putting off the inevitable in a short time.

However, waterproofing will also save you money by preventing wear and tear, leading to fewer repairs. It will also extend the service life of your roof, leading to a longer cycle between overhauls for even more savings in the long run.

Higher Energy Efficiency

A waterproof membrane reflects sunlight lowering the heat absorption of your building. This means a more stable building temperature and lower HVAC bills all summer long. Plus, with the reduced humidity offered by the waterproof coating, occupants will feel much more comfortable at any temperature. A whole roof replacement will likely not even result in as much of an impact on the energy efficiency of your building as waterproofing.

Easy Installation and Maintenance

Waterproofing is fast to install, and it can be finished in a fraction of the time that a whole roof replacement will take. This means less disruption to you and much lower labor costs.

Plus, if repairs are necessary down the line, they will be much easier as well. Generally, instead of repairing your existing roof, repairs can simply be made to the waterproof membrane. This can be performed much quicker and with fewer materials than traditional repairs.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, waterproofing has a lot to offer flat roofing systems. In addition to protecting your roof, they can extend its service life, lower your energy bills, and avoid costly maintenance and replacements. It is definitely an option that is worth considering before investing in other repairs or replacements.

Contact Us

If you are considering waterproofing your flat roofing system, contact North Shore Roofing. Our team of professional roofers have more than thirty years of experience with all aspects of roof maintenance and are ready to help you today. Call us at (978) 977-3816 and connect with us on Facebook.