Flat, concrete roofs are everywhere you look in Scottsdale, Arizona. This beautiful style of architecture has been here for decades.
Although you have chosen concrete for your roof due to its superior material strength, it doesn’t mean that it is not susceptible to damage from the elements.
Waterproofing is one way you can help prolong water damage from occurring earlier than anticipated and will inevitably help your concrete roof last longer. Waterproofing is a great way to protect your roof and your overall investment.
Protect your roof
Concert rooftops are exposed to the hot Arizona sun 24/7, so it’s absolutely necessary to ensure they are properly designed, to include waterproofing. Rooftop leaking can cause other issues throughout the house. Beyond water damage to the inside, water damage can also be found in your insulation, the drywall, the framing, electrical components, lights, and more.
Therefore, all exposed concrete should be protected with a sealer. This is a good time to not scrimp with the money and buy a top sealer. A good concrete sealer will last around five years before reapplication is required. Resealing should be completed as regularly scheduled maintenance works and prioritized to prevent damage.
Prevent concrete cancer
Concrete cancer is unsightly and devastating to your roof? Cracking exposes even more of the steel which leads to increased oxidation and further damage to the concrete. The belief that steel rods won’t come in contact with water because they’re surrounded by concrete is simply wrong. It’s important to understand that concrete is porous, and can absorb water. Failure to adequately waterproof can increase the likelihood of concrete cancer.