Between water and roofs there has always been a relationship of animosity, because water continuously attempts to penetrate the surface that defends our home. The lack of a waterproofing system has repercussions not only on the roof but also on the interior living space, on the building`s structure and even on our health.
One of the main factors that favor the degradation of the roof is the absence of a waterproofing system made with quality materials. As such, precipitations, in the form of rain or melted snow, can infiltrate the structure of the roof, as well as inside the building, resulting leaks, mold and condensation. Make sure certified San Jose roofers inspect your roof annually to minimize the opportunity for leaking water damages to attic or ceiling interiors.
Also, we should not neglect vapors that migrate from the interior to the exterior and vice versa, the wind which is responsible for the mechanical tension that may cause cracks in the waterproofing system, as well as the freeze-thaw cycle, which besides generating a certain amount of water, can also damage the waterproofing system.
Insulation provides for increased thermal comfort, while waterproofing (or hydro-insulation), represents a priority that should not be postponed, especially that spring is here and we prepare to go through the rainy season. At the same time, in order to ensure a compact, quality system when it comes to sealing the roof and protecting it from moisture or abundant water, the materials must be taken into account.