Waterproofing

Waterproofing

The smallest leak in your building’s roof can have grave consequences for your property and its foundation, leaving you with costly repairs or even complete replacement. Waterproofing your roof allows for a second barrier to protect your home or business from water damage, mold, and mildew. Waterproofing allows the longevity of your building to be extended by a further ten years if it is done correctly, which in turn saves you money in the long run on maintenance and repair. Roof Chesapeake is here not only for your roof installs, but to ensure that your roof lasts – saving you money. 

The Benefits of Waterproofing

There are many ways to ensure the longevity of your newly installed roof. Waterproofing is one of the most important steps in this process. It reduces the risk of water damage caused by leakage and the resulting decay of your shingles or beams, mould, or mildew. The white color of waterproofing also allows for light to be reflected from your roof, which results in better temperature management inside the building and less need for the use of aircon. Waterproofing a roof is cheaper than most repair work or a complete replacement due to damage, so investing in this amazing feature will save you time and money in the future.

Quality Waterproofing

Waterproofing is usually a liquid applied membrane. It is the most feasible, economical, and environmentally friendly option that provides you with the most benefit. The white hue of the product allows for UV rays to be redirected and lower building temperatures. When choosing a contractor to do your waterproofing, ensure that you are going with someone trusted, who has the expertise in waterproofing to ensure it is done correctly. Roof Chesapeake and our contractors have years of experience and all the necessary certifications to give you the best installation and finish. Give us a call, so that we can make sure your roof is safe from water damage for years to come. 

Characteristics of products used


There are two types of liquid membranes used in waterproofing. Acrylic, which is a cheap, economical option with a low volatile organic compound and is easy to apply. Acrylic also makes it easier to re-apply at a later stage when touch-ups are required. It needs several layers as well as reinforcements of material which can lengthen the process of install. Silicone is another option that is great for water resistance, as well as being easy to install, however; due to its composition, being re-coated with another product can be difficult in the future. Whatever the option you choose, Roof Chesapeake will deliver quality waterproofing that will last you for years.

Costs and Long-term Benefit

A lot of new home buyers or homeowners renovating their space take for granted the small things that need to be done that often cannot be seen. These small things ensure the safety and longevity of your building and without them, can lead to severe damage and costly repairs in the future. It is important to consider that, although the cost of waterproofing and re-coating after the warranty ends is “another bill”, the cost of complete replacement of your roof or repair of damage on your roof can be much greater. The need for frequent maintenance is not needed, saving money in the long run.