Is Your Roof Sealed Properly?
Your roof is continuously exposed to the elements. It has to withstand wind, rain, and the sun. Over time, these elements begin to wear your roof down and cause damage. When that wear and tear gets to a breaking point, your roof may begin to leak.
Having a leaking roof is more than inconvenient, it can also be dangerous. With the right combination of heat and moisture, mold may begin to grow in your home. This can cause a variety of health issues, in addition to creating a bad smell.
Water leaking into your home can also damage the ceiling, walls, and insulation. Damaged walls and ceilings could collapse, and damaged insulation will result in your home not heating and cooling optimally.
One of the best ways to ensure that your roof doesn’t leak is to make sure it’s sealed properly. The type of roof you have will dictate how it should be sealed. If it’s flat, the entire area will need to be covered with sealer. You’ll also have to ensure that the water can drain properly so it doesn’t pool and cause a plethora of issues.
With both flat and slanted roofs, the type of sealant that is used will depend on the materials that are on the roof. Talking to a professional and getting the right sealant will ensure that leaks don’t occur and that the house is protected.
In addition to preventing leaks, sealant can also serve other purposes. These include increasing the fire resistance of the roof, preventing mold from growing, reducing how hot the roof gets (which can lower cooling costs), and protection from UV rays.
No roof will last forever. But if it is properly maintained and sealed, it may be possible to get a good 20 years before it needs to be replaced. Doing regular inspections and making sure the roof is sealed properly can help extend the life of your roof.
Curious about the sealant on your roof? Contact At the Top Restoration today to take a look and let you know if you have any problems.