The waterproofing of the roof is liable to deteriorate under the effect of wear or damage caused by a faulty installation. Ultimately, cracks, leaks and heat loss weaken the frame and affect its operation. To prevent this damage, SMAC, specialist in waterproofing works, puts its expertise at the service of its customers.
Entrust repair and waterproofing of the flat roof to specialists
Carrying out work on a technical roof or one accessible to the public requires targeted expertise and know-how. To meet the demands of its customers, SMAC relies on a network of agencies throughout France.
Local support that extends to all maintenance, repair and improvement of energy performance. The professional performs the first checks, then proposes and applies adapted solutions. New or old roofs, vegetated or equipped with photovoltaic panels require a precise diagnosis (pressure, support, coating). Our teams are present at every stage, whether it is a work project or an emergency response.
The role of the roof in waterproofing the building
The roof plays a decisive role in the management of rainwater and the energy efficiency of the building.
Exposed to bad weather and temperature variations, the roofs are subject to increased vigilance. Watertightness is ensured by the deployment of suitable solutions.
Unlike traditional houses, most modern professional buildings have a flat roof. The junctions between the components of a zero-slope roof must remain perfectly watertight. Thus covered and completed with a rainwater evacuation system, the roof is able to fulfill its protective function.
The roof also constitutes a heat exchange surface. Its airtightness conditions the comfort of users and the level of energy consumption of the building.
The consequences of a lack of waterproofing on a flat roof
The continuity defects in the waterproofing of the roof entail a risk of water infiltration. This involves tears in the membrane (epdm, bitumen, PVC, TPO). But also by failures at the level of waterproofing or the slab of concrete structures. Gnawed away from the inside, the construction shows its first scars: mold on the ceiling and deterioration of the paintings.
The thermal performance of the building is also impacted by damage to the roof. Any failure at this level results in a marked increase in the consumption of heating energy.
Cleaning and maintenance operations are an opportunity to spot the first signs of poor water management and other pathologies. It is therefore important to act quickly before the damage escalates.