5 Reasons It’s Important to Waterproof Your Roof

A lot of commercial buildings in Milwaukee weren’t built with waterproof roofs.

Did you know that just a few small leaks can cause some serious damage and health hazards in your building? Waterproofing your roof isn’t something you should put aside.

a waterproofed roof

There are many reasons you need to have a waterproof roof, but the good news is, it’s not hard to do.

What’s a Waterproof Spray Coating?

One of the best ways to waterproof your roof is to spray it with a waterproof coating, usually made of acrylic, urethane, or silicone.

The coating is sprayed over the roof, around pipes, and along other equipment on the roof. The spray seeps together and forms a layer of protection over the roof so there are no little leaky spots left over. It even gets into those hard to reach areas.

A waterproof spray coating is easier to apply than other waterproofing methods, and it comes with a lot of added benefits too.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons it’s important to make sure your commercial building has a waterproof roof.

1. It Prevents Damage

A lot of leaks go unnoticed until they create extensive damage. Some leaks aren’t visible because the water leaks into places you can’t see, like the walls or ceiling. By the time you find them, they may have caused enough damage to require expensive repairs. The roof may even need to be entirely replaced.

Even if a leak is obvious, the water could damage some valuable property, like computers, printers, or important paperwork.

A waterproof roof keeps your walls, ceiling, carpet, and equipment dry.

2. It Saves Money

When you have a waterproof coating over your roof, you don’t have to keep paying for roof maintenance repairs. A good waterproof covering can last up to ten years, so your roof will stay in good condition for long periods of time.

You also won’t have to pay for as much air conditioning with a waterproof roof.

It sounds weird, but many of the waterproof coatings actually include ingredients that reflect the sun. So, a good amount of heat is bounced away from your building. This keeps the building cool even on hot days.

3. It Keeps Employees and Customers Happy

Because the building isn’t as hot, everyone inside can stay comfortable.

When employees are comfortable, they are more productive. When customers are comfortable, they are more likely to hang around, which will increase your business.

4. It Expands the Life of Your Roof

Applying a waterproof spray to your roof lets it last longer. The spray doesn’t just protect the roof against leaks, it protects the roof against all other weather elements, like rainstorms, strong winds, and intense heat.

It keeps the color on the roof from fading too, which means you don’t have to repaint it as often.

5. It’s Easy to Install

Most waterproofing has to be installed on business days, but business days means you and your employees are working too.

Louds thumps on the roof and construction sounds are special kinds of annoying.

A waterproof spray coating is quick and easy to install, and it won’t bother everyone inside the building either. You can keep going about your workday without getting distracted.

Your Commercial Roof Should Be Waterproof

Waterproof roofs keep your roof in good condition so you don’t have to worry about the next fix. It takes a load off your shoulders and helps everyone inside stay comfortable and productive.

If you don’t have a waterproof roof yet, it’s time to get one. Contact us and we’ll help you take your Milwaukee-area commercial roof to the next level!