Waterproofing the House

There is nothing worse than waking up one day to the smell of mold, only to realize that your roof has been eaten from the inside out by moisture. Sometimes it can take more than ten years for this to happen. According to Arizona Roofing Systems, the best roof repair contractor in Mesa, AZ, the damage that causes it can be unnoticeable, something as small as a damaged tile can cause thousands of dollars in damage if left untreated. Having your roof inspected annually can help prevent some of the damage, early detection is essential and can save you a lot of money and time in the long run.

Flat Roof

One of the things that can be done if you own a flat roof is buying a bucket of waterproof roofing sealant, and according to instructions sealing the hole, if this doesn’t work you should call your local roofing expert for an inspection. It’s easy to forget to do an essential step while fixing your roof, causing even more damage. If you do decide to tackle the problem by yourself make sure you know what you’re doing, read a few articles on the topic and consulting someone that knows what they are doing.

Tiled Roof

If you own a tiled roof and suspect something is wrong, the best thing to do other than calling a roofing expert is to check it yourself. Climbing your roof can be dangerous and is best left to the professionals but if you do decide to do it remember that your safety is the number one priority. When up on the roof check for any missing tiles, another indication can be a wet or soft spot on the inside of your home or a foul smell coming from the ceiling. The damage can’t always be seen from the inside, so it’s best to use a drone to check it if you’re suspecting your roof might be damaged from the outside.

If you notice the damage is too much for you to fix on your own or the water has reached the support beams of the roof, you should contact an expert right away. Having your support beams weakened by mold and moisture is no fun; it can cause your roof to collapse, and in some situations, it can cause the whole house to fall.

If you notice that the moisture hasn’t penetrated deep into the roof, you can try to fix the problem by placing the tile back in place or using a roofing waterproofing solution available in most construction stores and local roofing shops. If you can’t find the roof sealant, you can always ask an expert for a recommendation that can be used instead. Depending on the type of damage you can use many kinds of silicone and covers, just make sure you know what you’re doing and you’ve consulted someone beforehand.

If you have any questions or concerns about your roof or your roof is showing signs of leakage feel free to contact Arizona Roofing Systems, a roofing contractor in Mesa, Arizona, we will be more than happy to help.