One of the most common phrases you hear from homeowners once they realize
their roof deck has suffered moisture intrusion damage is "But it’s
already been sealed!" For the most part, their surprise is justified:
most deck sealants are expected to protect a deck for years and years—but
even the best ones don't last forever. Below, let's take a look
at the biggest contributors to deck sealant damage that can later lead
to serious water intrusion issues.
It's easy to forget when the last time you had your roof deck sealed
and to assume that the sealant will hold indefinitely. However, this isn't
the case and age can be a contributing factor to weakening low-quality
sealants or structural wear that can contribute to vulnerabilities.
Wear & Tear
We're lucky to live in Southern California, where many of us are able
to enjoy and entertain in outdoor living spaces like roof decks and patios.
However, this seasonal usage does eventually take its toll on the surface
of the deck. Frequent moving and dragging of furniture, for example, can
not only cause scratches or streaks in a deck surface, but also foster
the occurrence of small cracks.
If your roof deck experiences sag (or was improperly installed), you might
notice that it collects water, or experiences "ponding." Standing
water can be damaging to decks, even when they've been sealed—especially
if the standing water has sat for some time.
Sealing a roof deck or balcony or patio should always be handled by experienced,
licensed professionals ready to use the highest quality products on the
market. When these jobs are not handled correctly, key areas of your deck
surface can be left exposed to moisture and, ultimately, costly damage.
If it's time to reseal your roof deck, then the trusted team at
DeckTech, Inc. is ready to hear from you. We have more than 25 years of experience in
deck resurfacing and waterproofing and are ready to assess your property
and provide reliable, cost effective solutions.
Don't wait to remedy your unprotected roof deck. Call us at (805) 250-4498 today.