Repairing Leaky Roofs throughout New Orleans with Waterproofing

Juneau Odenwald Roofing

When you think about the roof of your New Orleans home or business, chances are good that you automatically assume that it’s waterproof. However, over time, that can change. Your roof is constantly exposed to the elements – heat, cold, sunshine and rain, hail and frost can eventually compromise the protection offered by your roof. When this happens, waterproofing is a very important consideration because the last thing you want is a leaky roof in New Orleans!

Flat Roofs Are in Danger

When it comes to waterproofing, flat roofs are the most susceptible to damage. Because these roofs are flat and not pitched, water drains slowly, even with a good drainage system. If the waterproof barrier of your roof has been compromised by age and exposure to the elements, it can spell disaster. Water will seep through the roof and into the substructure, leaching from one board to another and eventually making its way down into the rest of the structure.

Pitched Roofs

Pitched roofs help ensure that water runs off quickly, but that doesn’t automatically mean that there’s no danger of water leaking through to the substructure, or even into the attic and living areas of a home. If your home’s waterproofing is compromised, even a steep pitch will not be enough to protect it from damage.

Rainwater Damage

While ice is a rarity here in the South, it does occasionally happen. Ice usually starts damaging a roof at the point where the gutters meet the home – it doesn’t have to be ice, though. Debris like leaves and branches can do the same thing and create a dam that allows water to begin backing up underneath the shingles on your home and then leaking down into the substructure and attic.

Prevention is Critical

If you suspect that your roof’s waterproofing has been compromised by time and the elements, then getting professional assistance is vital. The first step should be a full assessment of the roof’s condition, followed by a determination of what is required to repair it. Replacement may be a possibility if the damage is severe. Whether you own a home or a business, you cannot afford to let roof problems go, or they could quickly compromise the safety of the entire structure.

If you have or suspect you have a leaky roof or need waterproofing on your New Orleans home or business, contact us today to get the help you need.