A leaky roof is one of Australia’s most common waterproofing problems. Because your roof is continuously exposed to the elements, it’s subject to substantial daily wear and tear. Over time, this can weaken the waterproof membrane structure.
Once the water has penetrated the waterproof membrane structure, it can settle into your roofing timbers, insulation, ceiling and even electrical wiring, creating safety concerns and causing long-term and expensive damage. When there are noticeable signs of water ingress such as stains growing across your ceiling or water running down inside walls you probably have a leak in your roof.
These signs might not seem too serious in themselves, but the dangers go beyond aesthetic worries. The damage that a leaky roof can cause can be dramatic if not treated in its early stages. Leaving a roof leak for too long can cause rotting framework, destroyed insulation and damaged ceilings, all of which can be costly to replace.
One of the most hazardous side effects of constant water leakage is the airborne bacterial mould that is released; if not treated early, it could potentially cause some severe health problems.
Other common roofing problems include leaks + moisture (deadly mould spore), punctures + penetrations, blistering, poor installation and workmanship.
Roof leaks can be potentially dangerous when they are dripping onto walkways or appliances. They can cause significant structural damage to your building, so it is vital to repair them as soon as possible. We recommend speaking to one of our experts who can fix and prevent roof leaks from happening again by ensuring all roof materials are correctly installed, applying a roof sealant for leaks and use of high-quality waterproofing products.
The first step to deal with a leak is to protect your possessions from water damage, follow these simple steps below.
The first step to deal with a leak is to protect your possessions from water damage. Immediately move any furniture, rugs, electronics and possessions away from the area.
If you have a bucket or two, place them underneath the leak to catch the incoming water.
Use old towels or mops to try and soak up as much water as possible. Turning a fan on can be helpful as this will help circulate air through space to dry out the area and avoid the development of nasty moulds.
The solutions listed above are only short term fixes! If your roof leaks in heavy rain once, chances are it’s likely to happen again. If left unchecked, roof leaks can cause extensive damage to your roof and the contents inside.
The benefits of Thermoshield waterproofing process will provide a solution by protecting your roof from leaks and water damage. The excellent waterproof properties prolong the lifespan of a building by limiting any moisture that may intrude and cause rust, rotting, corrosion structural defects or property and contents damage.
The waterproofing component is often completely excluded from construction while others are of such low quality that many commercial premises and residential properties record water damage every year due to inadequate waterproofing. Water-related issues account for 80% of defects in a building. It’s no wonder; waterproofing is essential to protect your property and its value.
When working with Thermoshield, you can be confident that you are getting the best service. We use only the highest quality materials and manage the entire project from start to finish.
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