Wet Roof Deck

November 09, 2014  //  Posted by: ctsischolar  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

Wet roof is such a thing which cannot be ignored. But this problem does not go away just by recovering a wet roof deck.  The reason behind it is that recovering a roof deck will only cause a roof to blister or cause any other serious problems which is not covered by any kind of warranty. Thus don’t ignore this wet roofing issue.

Here is the process as to how to recover the wet roof deck in the correct way. The first step you should do is to find out the wet areas in the roof. For doing this you should you should be completing one of the three moisture surveys which are infrared, nuclear and capacitance. None of this moisture can actually measure the moisture.      You might be thinking if it does not measure moisture what’s the need of conducting this survey. It does not measure moisture but it measures the level of effect of moisture which has within its roofing materials.

For getting the best result, you should match up the moisture scan with your roof. Each of the type of moisture scan works differently for your roof. Infrared survey is such which measures the heat which is retained or lost in the insulation which has become damp. Talking about the ballasted roof, they are not a good option for infrared surveys because rock themselves retain a lot of heat giving the false reading of it and thus you can’t get a real result. Nuclear moisture surveys are the one which measures the hydrogen atoms in the roof. That means that any membrane possessing a large hydrogen chemical component will give a positive result. Water is considered to be a good conductor of electricity and capacitance survey is one such survey which measures the electricity which is travelling through the roofing material. This will be useless if it is used on a roof with wet or ponded areas and it may need modified instruments on EPDM roofs.

The decision of replacing depends upon the amount of moisture that is present in the roof. Higher the amount of moisture in the roof, higher will be the expense on repairing or replacing those areas. If you have a roof of 100000 square feet and four eight by ten foot areas are wet then it makes sense to replace those areas. But guess thirty five percent of your roofs are wet and that too it is scattered then the labor needed to replace all those wet roof sections equals to the expense of tearing off the entire roof.

Have you thought about leaking even after the recent roof replacement? It can be possible if the design of the roof is poor and the installation is also improper then there are several roofs which experience water leakage quickly after the construction. In certain cases water leakage through a roof membrane through the roof membrane and it goes unnoticed then it can create a huge problem for your roof. It can cause the deterioration of your roof.

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