Waterproofing roof is a must requirement for any place that is prone to moisture. It also protects the building surface from penetration of water vapor into the different parts of the building such as roof, basement, walls etc. and the impact of corrosive chemicals.
Understanding the applicability of different waterproofing systems and how well it meets the requirements of a residential or a commercial space is what makes waterproofing of the roof successful.
Ways to install the waterproofing roof
There are two ways to install a waterproofing roof, either by tearing off the existing one and making a brand-new installation or installing the new one over the existing roof. To arrive at the right decision, one must perform a moisture survey on the existing roof.
This survey will check about nuclear isotopic, electrical capacitance or infrared thermography to determine the extent of moisture-loaded materials present in the roof. Proper knowledge of the different waterproof roofing methods would help in better selection and prevention against possible damages.
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Replace the existing roof with new one
- If the space of wet roofing goes beyond 25 percent of the full roof area, then the repair charges are close to what is incurred in tearing it off. In such a case, there is no cost savings and sense to install it over the existing roof because anyways the wet materials need to be removed prior to reroofing.
- Tearing off the existing roof is also needed when the deck is present in marginal condition. If the building construction does not enable extra weight over the structure, then a tear-off of the existing roof is mandatory.
- If the existing roof is leaking, then reroofing it does not serve as a strong foundation to construct a new roof on it.
Keep the existing roof in place
If there is any critical area present below the damaged roof, then it is beneficial to leave the current roof in place. It will aid in offering some protection from debris and weather during the installation of the roof. These critical areas can be clean rooms, switching stations, critical care regions and electronic assembly regions.
As each method has its own advantages and disadvantages that make it less or more appropriate for a given structure. Finding the method that is closest to the expectations of a particular place is the right decision.