“I’ve heard of roof sealant, but how do I know if my roof needs it?”
Roofs are the ‘caps’ on our homes, and need a great deal of protection. The more protection, the better! Roofing materials are constructed to withstand nature’s elements and are a safeguard to the structure of our home. Shingles are the outer-most barrier and therefore, need the greatest strength and durability.
Roof sealant is an added layer of protection that is applied to roofs to seal them against rain, snow, wind and ice. Typically used for flat commercial roofs, they can be used for sloped roofs, as well. They are used in conjunction with hi-grade materials and can extend the life of the shingles, and other elements of the roof.
The sealant works by preventing leaks and protecting against cracks, weathering, or other issues that affect roofs.
They also encourage energy efficiency for the home by preventing the hot sun from causing heat buildup beneath the underlayment.
Sealing your roof should be performed by a qualified roofing professional, who can also check your roof for any damaged areas that will need to be repaired, beforehand. Before you add sealant, or any other product to your home, do your homework and know the materials used on your roof. Choose a highly qualified roofing company who offers free estimates, and will help educate you on the best way to keep your roof safe and sound.
Roofing maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your home. A well-tended roof will not only protect your home from harmful weather, but also keep the structure intact and help cut down on your energy bills.