Why You Should Waterproof Your Roof

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October 14, 2020

The most common cause of all roofing problems is bad weather. Furthermore, one of the main things that leads to damage and issues with your roof, is rainwater. If your roof is not fully protected and waterproof, this can cause significant and costly damage, and really cause havoc within your home. Therefore, in order to keep your roof in the best possible condition and reduce the risk of any weather related damage, you must ensure that your roof is waterproof. 

Whilst there are certain materials that are better than others and are more reliable and strong, there are actually specific things you can put in place to waterproof your roof. So, we thought we would tell you a little bit more about some of these things, and explain why it is so important to waterproof your roof. 


How to waterproof your roof

There are several different things you can do to waterproof your roof. Underlayment is an essential factor and a key tool in ensuring that your home is protected against water damage. It creates a barrier that is entirely water resistant and prevents any damage and stops any water from being able to get through your roof. This layer is actually installed beneath your roof and over the roof deck. Furthermore, you can get underlayment in various different materials, each with varying qualities and strengths but ultimately they all have the ability to waterproof your home. 


Why you need to waterproof your roof

Having underlayment is essential in roofing. Without it your property will fall victim to water damage which can be potentially harmful and significantly damaging to the rest of the building. Underlayment provides a trustworthy barrier against all rainwater so that your home remains protected even during periods of severe weather. 

Here in the UK, we are prone to bad weather, and it is inevitable that we will encounter large amounts of rainfall each and every year. Therefore, it is important that your roof is substantial and able to withstand this. 

Waterproofing your roof works by sealing all gaps and openings so that no inch is left uncovered. As a result, no rainwater will be able to enter your home and you will be safe from potential water damage. 


How water damage can impact your roof

Here at CJS Roofing we have encountered all kinds of roofing problems over the years, however one thing that is consistently prominent is damage caused due to poor weather conditions and heavy rainfall. Therefore we have seen firsthand the devastating impact and severe damage this can lead to. 

The most common problem caused by rain water, is leaks. Leaks can escalate very quickly and lead to some very significant damage. Unless a leak is spotted early and repaired, the results and impacts can be incredibly damaging to your roof and other areas of your home. 

Furthermore, water damage can cause your roof to weaken. This is dangerous as it is an integral part of the structure of your property. Your roof acts as a protective layer, and so if it is weakened, it won’t be in the best condition and may not necessarily be reliable in keeping your property safe.


For more information and advice or if you would like to speak to us about waterproofing your roof, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.