Waterproofing is a fundamental requirement of construction. It seals cracks, stop leaks, protects smooth surfaces and keeps your roof structurally strong. Ask any professional exterior services provider, and they will tell you that having your waterproofing system in good condition can prolong your roof’s lifespan and stability. This can also save you the time and effort you would have dedicated to fixing leaks and related problems.
BSR, your go-to contractor for quality exterior services, discusses different ways to improve your roof’s waterproofing.
Clean Your Roof
The first step is to clean your roof. You need to sweep the roof’s surface and remove dead leaves, branches, dirt and debris. Trimming all the trees close to your roof is also a great idea.
Take Note of Minor Damage
Next thing you have to do is to check the parts of your residential roofing that need minor roof repair. Make note of these areas so you can easily find them again for future repair efforts. Include all the damaged, missing or curling shingles for repair, and then seek professional assistance from contractors like BSR.
Applying a primer is also helpful for improving your waterproofing. You have to cover any seams in the roofing with seam tape, followed by applying a coat of primer to the entire roof. Wait until the primer coat is completely dry. Lastly, spray on a vapor barrier once the primer is dry. Make sure to cover all areas of your roofing system. Add a second coat after the first is finished drying, and then paint over it if you want.
For more of these types of services, including roof repair and inspection, call us at (607) 229-1280, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve clients in Ithaca, NY, and nearby areas.