Value of quality roof waterproofing

2016-02-25 06:00
Homeowners should consult manufacturers frequently and always be aware of the latest product offerings in waterproofing.

Homeowners should consult manufacturers frequently and always be aware of the latest product offerings in waterproofing.

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HAVE you ever wondered why you have to repair your roof so often? It’s because the work wasn’t done properly in the first place.

Get a certified and experienced designer to do your waterproofing. This will cost you more money but it will ensure that the work is done properly.

Many times in the building process, property owners go the cheapest route choosing the option that is most convenient to them at the time, not realising that they will have to pay for their mistakes many times over in the future. This decision regretfully nearly always backfires.

The roof waterproofing membrane can become damaged over time, either by excessive exposure to the sun or during prolonged periods of bad weather.

Your property protects you and your family from the damp, rain and moisture, so why not protect it? It is an investment and bad waterproofing results in its devaluation.

Imagine hearing a creak in your attic. You investigate – there’s a leak and patches of damp and rotten material on the ceiling. Not only will this inconvenience you but it also poses a health hazard to everyone in your home.

Next, imagine selling your property. You have the valuator come over to inspect and value your home but he or she finds that the materials are in a state of deterioration and informs you that the house cannot be sold until it is repaired, often at considerable cost.

• When you begin the planning or building of your home, one of the most important things to avoid is cheap waterproofing. Ensure that you make the investment - this will decrease the amount you spend on repairs in the future.

• Get a certified and experienced designer to do your waterproofing. This will cost you more money but it will ensure that the work is done properly. Bad waterproofing and roofing design can be the reason for many waterproofing problems.

Homeowners should consult manufacturers frequently and always be aware of the latest product offerings and the strength and weakness of the product. Bad designing and waterproofing decisions turn out to be costly and the designer should know what material is suitable for a property.

• The designer should also be an expert in the design, selection and application process. A default on any one will result in the work not being done correctly, i.e. he bought the correct material, but installed it incorrectly. That is a big 'no'.

• In building, as with everything else, you always get what you pay for. Have you ever bought a piece of clothing at a cheap price and after washing it, the colour changed or it ripped easily?

The same applies to waterproofing. If you pay little to nothing to get the job done, you will get little to nothing in return. Your property's value will be negatively affected if the waterproofing was not done correctly.

You could be living in the most expensive neighbourhood, with the average house selling for a particular price, however, once your home is valued and there are waterproofing issues, it could be worth significantly less. – Property24.

When you begin the
planning or building of your home, one of the most important things to avoid is cheap
waterproofing. Ensure that you make the investment - this will decrease the amount you spend on
repairs in the future

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