1) How to repair a wet roof deck
Wet roofs are such a thing which can’t be put aside without paying attention. Just recovering a wet roof deck won’t make the issue to get away. This is because a recovered roof deck will only cause the roof to blister and that’s not enough. Apart from blistering the roof, it also it can also cause other problems which are not covered under any kind of warranty.
Here is the correct solution for recovering the wet roof deck in the most appropriate manner. First of all you have to identify all the wet areas in the roof. For doing this you should conduct any of the moisture survey out of three moisture survey. Three type of moisture survey include infrared, nuclear and capacitance. These surveys do not measure moisture. They actually measure the effect of the moisture which the roofing materials have within them.
If you are intending to get best results then go for all moisture scan as all of them offers different results. These results give the proper idea of what to do with your roof. This will inform you whether to replace it or it just need repairing work. If the moisture is found more in the roof it means you will have to expend more to get it repaired.
2) What you need to know about flat roof coatings
Flat roofs coatings are considered to be a very advisable investment for your roof. A flat roof coating is useful for extending the life of your roof. It will in turn increase its durability. It is useful in lowering the temperature of your roof. Thus it is energy and cost saving. As there are so many types of flat roofs available in today’s time, it would be difficult to say the type of coating to be applies to your flat roof. Different coatings are required for different substrates. It is difficult for the coating to adhere with the smooth, hard and those surfaces which are chemically inert. On the other hand it is easier for the coating to adhere with the irregular, rough and those surfaces which are chemically active. A coating improves the roof if the installer has put down a base or prime coat.
3) Keys to ensure successful rooftop PV system
The prime step to be taken for successful rooftop PV installation is to check out that the underlying roofing system is compatible with the intended system of PV or it needed to be upgraded. Choose a roofer which has the perfect knowledge about the roof as well as PV system. Here are some of the points for proper installation of roof top PV system.
- Check out that your roof will be able to provide an additional life of 20 years.
- Don’t forget to install an sacrificial membranes or walkways at heavy traffic locations.
- For increasing durability, provide extra membrane layers or coatings at flashings.
- Check out that the rooftop PV system installation is not compromising the warranty of roofing system.