Reinforced concrete roof or RC roof are gaining popularity in Singapore. What was known before as “for commercial properties only” is now becoming a popular choice for roofing materials of many homes in the country. It is no wonder why. RC roofs provide the homeowners with the benefit of using their rooftop for many other purposes such as venues for gardening, party area, basketball or volleyball court, and other leisure activities. However, although RC roofs are very convenient to both commercial and residential properties, it also requires quite a lot of maintenance services from time to time. Concrete roof waterproofing is required for RC roof during their construction phase. As for maintenance and repair, a roof waterproofing repair and resealing might be needed in the future.
In Singapore, most RC roofs come with a concealing waterproofing system. After years of wear and tear due to the weather, however, the roof leaks. When that happens, do we have to redo the waterproofing? Fortunately, we do not have to go through that long process again. There are 2 common types of waterproofing systems – a 5-layer liquid-applied membrane system and a torch on sheet membrane system. These systems are exposed waterproofing systems installed directly onto your concrete roof. Redoing the waterproofing will cost a lot due to the need to hack the screed, remove the damaged waterproofing system, apply a new waterproofing system, and reapply the new screed.
Reinforced concrete roofs are often used for establishments as they offer a space for a rooftop. In Singapore, RC roofs are being sealed during construction. This is very important as the flat roof surface enables the rainwater to pass through the sides of the roof and down to the interior walls. Aside from sealing, reinforced concrete roofs are also treated with waterproofing service. This process takes some time depending on how large the flat roof is.
After sometimes, with constant subjection to rains and storms, reinforced concrete roofs tend to wear and tear. When this happens, roof leakage follows. Now, you might be thinking of this question, “Shall I get my RC roof another sealing and waterproofing all over again?”
The answer is not totally. Water leakage in the reinforced concrete roof is often caused by broken sealing. The usual course of action to take here is to apply a resealing on your RC roof. Another waterproofing is not really necessary in most cases.
What is Roof Tile Waterproofing?
Roof tiles are very classic roofing materials that have not lose their appeal even in today’s architecture. Roof tiles can still be seen around the residential areas in Singapore. Observing its structure, one might find tiled roof as complicated, delicate and easy to crumble. In reality, it is very sturdy and has a relatively low maintenance requirement compared to other roofing materials, making it very ideal for classic and contemporary houses. Although versatile on its own, a tiled roof can do well with a little reinforcement. One such reinforcement is roof tiles waterproofing.
Waterproofing roof tiles is a technique specifically applied to roof tiles for the purpose of avoiding water leakage in the long run. As roof tiles are often made of concrete, water leakage is posing a serious threat on it when left unattended.
Why is waterproofing your roof tiles important?
Your roof tiles can be the most beautiful aspect of your facade. Having a tiled roof can make a house look classy and luxurious. However, the very part of the house that protects you must also be protected. Since roof tiles are often made of clay or concrete, they are not immune to water leakage. Water leakage to roof tiles can cause severe damage when left unchecked. The damages include cracking, seeping of water beneath the roof and into the ceiling, and other times, even cracking and crumbling of the tiles. This is why ensuring that your property gets waterproofing for roof tiles is very crucial to avoid future damages, inconveniences, and extra expenses.
When is the best time to waterproof roof tiles?
During your house construction, when you opted for a tiled roof, it is advisable to contact a waterproofing specialist to conduct waterproofing roof tiles service on your newly constructed roof. Putting an early precautionary measure on your tiled roof can help maintain its sturdiness and can ensure a longer lifespan. What shall you do then if you bought a house with a tiled roof and uncertain whether it has been waterproof or not? Simple, you can still get roof tile waterproofing services even for an old roof. In fact, it is better to reapply a waterproofing solution to your tiled roof after some time. Thus, you can ask a roof specialist to do the same method for your old roof. The only difference is that for an old roof, there is a need to clean the surface before reinforcing the waterproofing roof tiles method. Old roofing tiles tend to have moulds and algae on them which can deter the effects of the waterproofing material. Thus, it is needed to be scrubbed down before waterproofing.
How does roof tile waterproofing work?
While concrete roof tiles are considered strong materials, they do need protection from precipitation, dampness, and excessive sun exposure. Storms, rocks, and general ageing can cause tiles to crack or fall apart over time, providing access points into your roof where rain can drip in. When it comes to tiled roofs, ridges and valleys are also the most problematic. Here at General Waterproofing Service, our means of waterproofing roof tiles is a sure method of sealing and coating. This way, you’ll be sure that no water can seep through the holes of your concrete roof tiles.
We have knowledgeable applications of joint fillers and protective coatings for waterproofing roof tiles as a certified waterproofing specialist in Singapore. We take care to thoroughly check the roof for leakage, prepare and patch the surrounding tiles, and easily and effectively add the waterproofing membrane, as well as coat the waterproofed regions with appropriate acrylic coating.
Although homeowners have many options for roofing systems, a stroll or drive through every Singapore neighbourhood would show a simple favourite; concrete tile roofs have increased in popularity over the years. This is not shocking given that concrete tile roofs can be advantageous in more respects than you may know.