Industrial waterproofing has become a common practice. something is created that just makes sense, it doesn’t take long for people to get on board. When Apple came out with a phone that you could touch instead of pushing buttons, a phone that was incredibly intuitive and that provided easy access to the Internet, people around the world went crazy. This product just made sense, so it didn’t take long for huge numbers of people to get their hands on one. The same thing could be said of the car. When it was first created and it became clear that it was a much better way of getting around as opposed to riding a horse or walking, it didn’t take long for every American in the country to save enough money to buy one. Sometimes there are inventions that are so silly it’s amazing they even had a moment of notoriety (looking at you, Pet Rock), but other times inventions are so intuitive and clever that the whole word jumps on board.

An underappreciated and relatively little known example of the latter has to be industrial waterproofing. If you’re not familiar with the term, industrial waterproofing essentially refers to the practice of putting a material on an industrial building, most commonly the roof, that works to repel any water that might fall on it. This material takes any rain or other precipitation that falls on a roof and moves it to the gutter system where it’s harmlessly transferred to the ground. Instead of having water accumulate on the roof where the weight of it can eventually lead to damage, industrial waterproofing allows business owners all around the world to secure the integrity of their roof.

When you think about this simple practice and how easy and inexpensive it is to do, it’s no wonder that nearly all industrial roofs in today’s world have it. It doesn’t take more than an afternoon or two to completely waterproof an industrial building, and the costs are negligible in comparison to the costs of installing a new roof or having one repaired, which is exactly what business owners have to do when their roof becomes damaged. Industrial waterproofing and industrial roof coating lengthens the lifetime of a roof by many years, reducing costs down the road. It just makes sense, which is precisely why so many business owners do it.

On top of that, it’s easy to have the material that’s being used for the waterproofing painted a specific color, typically either white or black. White material is used in regions of the country where temperatures are quite hot much of the year. This material reflect’s the sun’s light and helps to keep the building cool, both helping the environment and keeping utility costs down. Black materials are used in regions of the country where temperatures are quite cold much of the year. If you’re one of the few business owners out there that hasn’t waterproofed their roof yet, the time to do it is. Reach out to METALGUARD and get started today.