Beaumont Roofing Basics: What is a Secondary Water Barrier?
Your home can be one of your biggest assets if you spend your money wisely. While nobody truly enjoys spending money on home maintenance, it’s completely necessary if you’d like to keep the value of your home where it needs to be in order for it to remain an asset and not a liability. The roof is something that can easily make or break the value of your home, so we know you want to take great care of it in selecting only the best for your roofing needs. Value isn’t the only reason you should protect your roof, though: your roof and the walls of your home are what protects your family from the elements, and you from future headaches.
Remaining unaware of the functionality of your roof, the basics of what is needed, and scrimping on service could possibly result in ongoing trouble, financial strain, or even disaster. All that being said, once you learn a little bit about our Beaumont roofing company in Texas, you’ll know for a fact that we’re the best company to tackle any job.
Why Trust ABCO Roofing?
Before we talk the basics about Secondary Water Barriers, we want you to understand why we are the right company for you. Quality, professional service for reasonable prices and a job well done are our priorities at ABCO Roofing; we’re generous with information and want to empower you in making the right decisions for your family when it comes to important construction on your home. We’re a family owned company ourselves, and have been since 1978; because of this, we’re particularly loyal to family, and our top priority is simply treating other families the way we’d want ours treated.
In the most practical sense, you can trust us because, unlike too many Beaumont roofers, we are bonded and insured. This means you won’t ever be caught in unexpected financial trouble for a company accident on the job or a structural roofing incident after the job is done. Finally, construction is only one part of our job. The other part? Ensuring that our customers are educated on every aspect of the job, including the basics, like Secondary Water Barriers.
What are Secondary Water Barriers?
As a roofing company, we want you to be aware of a Secondary Water Barrier, why it matters, and how we can help. A secondary water barrier, first and foremost, is a backup system to prevent water intrusion into the home in the event of the primary roof covering and underlayment giving out under some sort of pressure. Basically, a secondary water barrier protects your home from water damage should you ever lose your roof in the event of a storm.
Depending on where you live, this type of coverage is a “no-brainer”; in fact, some states even require that insured homes have secondary water barriers installed. So, what does it look like? A secondary water barrier is simply a layer of material that’s placed directly on the roof deck under the primary outer roof covering the shingles, tile, metal, and joints.
Why Does it Really Matter?
Texas isn’t immune to hurricanes and tropical storms that come through the Gulf, and its plains certainly aren’t immune to tornados. That being said, imagine a storm that comes through with winds strong enough to blow the primary roof cover off your home. With no secondary water barrier and your primary roof cover gone, everything underneath would become exposed to driving winds and the rain and hail that accompany those storms. With a secondary water barrier, everything underneath your roof (material as well as inside the home itself) is protected by the barrier.
Lastly, insurers have found that homeowners with secondary water barriers have longer lasting roofs, and that damage due to major storms is significantly less – making it a win-win for them as well as your family.
At ABCO Roofing, we want to see your family safe and thriving in the home of your dreams, under a roof that you don’t have to think twice about. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you in installing a secondary water barrier to protect your home from storm damage.