Rooftop decks, walk-on decks, and flat roof decks are all common sights
in San Luis Obispo County, and are an attractive selling point for many
homes. Since these decks typically have living space beneath them, however,
it is critical to make sure that your deck is fully waterproofed to prevent
serious damage to your home. In this blog, our San Luis Obispo deck waterproofing
experts discuss some of the most common and serious types of damage that
can stem from a leaky roof deck.
Waterproofing your deck now can prevent more serious repairs later. Get
started by calling (805) 250-4498 today.
The most severe damage that a leaky roof deck can cause is to the structure
of your home. When water seeps into the walls, it will typically run along
the framing and ultimately causes the wood to rot. Over time, this water
can even run down into the foundation of your home, making it spongy and
decreasing it’s strength.
Water in the walls or attic can quickly cause major damage to your insulation
in a number of ways. First, the insulation will clump together, causing
a drastic reduction in it’s effectiveness. Once the insulation is
moist and clumped together, it becomes a prime location for mold to start
growing. Mold can continue to grow even when the insulation dries out,
and can become an expensive and hazardous problem.
Any moisture leaks inside the walls of your home can drastically increase
the likelihood of a dangerous house fire. When water comes in contact
with uninsulated wiring or metal junction boxes, it can create an open
circuit which could potentially cause a major fire.
Water which drips down from your deck onto walkways, or worse, inside your
home, can create dangerous slip and fall hazards. It can also cause chunks
of drywall to fall out over time, and in extreme cases, can turn your
deck into a major liability. For all of these reasons, it is crucial to
make sure your deck is structurally sound and fully waterproofed.
Contact DeckTech today to learn more about our deck resurfacing services.