Roofing problems are extremely common, but can also cause serious and costly damage that most people are eager to try and avoid. The older a property is, the more prone it may be to having issues with the roof. If a roof hasn’t been repaired or upgraded in a long time, it is likely to be more susceptible to problems, particularly if the materials used in the first place were not of high quality.
A roof can become damaged in a wide variety of ways over the years. Ironically, moves designed to help the roof (or areas around it) can sometimes have the opposite effect, causing damage inadvertently. Construction projects and the workers involved with them can result in destruction to one or more parts of the roof structure. Often, this can occur even without anyone noticing it. A small, barely visible hole or tear can gradually grow worse over time, eventually reaching the point of a major problem.
Another issue related to construction is the possibility that work may not have been done with sufficient care, or that shortcuts may have been taken. If a previous roofing job wasn’t up to par, the roof may not be at the level where it would be adequately protected from wind and water damage. Meanwhile, the property owner may be enjoying a false sense of security because they assume that their roof is in good shape and still has a long lifespan without needed repairs ahead of it.
Many unlucky property owners learn the hard way that a previous roofing repair involved shoddy workmanships or subpar materials. Someone who recently purchased a property may also be disappointed to discover that the prior owner was not as diligent about maintenance as they should have been, and ignored issues that could have been easily corrected when they were still minor.
Of course, even a roof that was properly installed and maintained can still suffer damage as a result of a major storm or other unexpected circumstances. Even a small object that strikes or falls onto the roof can perforate the surface, leaving a hole that serves as the perfect location for water to enter and cause damage.
Whatever the situation that causes the damage, the end result is that the property owner is eager to find a quick solution. They want to eliminate the existing problems, and take steps to ensure that the roof is now significantly stronger and well protected against any other type of issues in the future.
Meticulous care to details at this point can help rectify problems caused by previous oversights, and can remove conditions that may have established a damage-prone situation with the roof in the past. A smart property owner will realize that it is critical to proceed carefully by researching all possible options and choosing the roof repair strategy that offers the chance to have a strong, well-protected roof.
Property owners who do take the time to evaluate all of the options will likely be impressed by the things they hear about spray foam. When used as a roofing material, spray foam can create an extremely durable protective layer and offers the ultimate in protection against water and wind damage. The seamless membrane eliminates the areas that are commonly vulnerable to water entry. As a bonus, a spray foam roof is very energy efficient, keeping a structure insulated and preventing the air loss that can lead to wasted energy. This means utility bills can drop, often by quite a bit. That can help offset the cost of paying for the spray foam roofing project.
Intech Equipment & Supply has a wide selection of spray foam roof equipment and roofing materials.