Why we need boiler houses at all
Over the past number of years there is a growing trend for oil fired boilers to be located outside of the actual living accommodation in their own protective housing. This was due in large measure to health and safety requirements imposed upon the construction industry in an effort to prevent loss of life in house fires caused by indoor boilers.
The realities of problematic roofs in bad weather conditions
Some builders provided a small shed with either a pitched, sloped or flat roof to house the boiler. In some instances the roof was tiled or slated to match the roof of the house and provide a sense of uniformity but in other situations tin or bitumen based alternatives were installed. The latter unfortunately is not a life time job and degrades quite quickly in different weather extremes, being susceptible to the polarities of hot and cold which characterises quite definitively weather patterns in the UK and Ireland. With these meteorological events and the additional heavy rainfall all materials become susceptible to the prevailing weather conditions and succumb to water leakage eventually. Felts in particular develop cracking and even roof tiles can crack under certain conditions. The fact that they protect expensive boilers is reason enough to ensure effective roof repairs are carried out immediately.
The most efficient waterproof sealant
WT1, a product on C Tec’s Snag List Eliminator, is the most efficient waterproof sealant to repair your leaking boiler house roof. It is very effective as either a spot repair or as an all over roof fix that is water repellent and provides excellent adhesion to all roofing materials. The challenging task of sealing roofs becomes an easy fix with WT1. Thanks to its constituent chemical parts it passes muster as far as Health and Safety considerations are concerned. It also conforms to these directive requirements regarding environmental safeguards as it is non toxic and contains no solvents. There are other advantages to deploying this waterproofing sealant such as its ease of application, its ability to seal whilst remaining flexible and its resistance to chemicals. It is an attractive sealant to the DIY sector as it is easy to apply with a trowel, brush or applicator, depending on the area to be covered and it is a much cheaper option than replacing either part or all of the roofing. As a liquid sealant it can access the narrowest cracks to ensure a professional bonding with a high tensile strength.
The bonding strength of WT1 is quite amazing and even more so when you see the amount of stretching and general movement it can accommodate without compromising its integrity. Once applied it provides a weather proofed surface that is not only long lasting but can be rendered or painted over with most paints resulting in an invisible repair job. You can make a complete success of your leaking boiler house roof by choosing WT1 to provide a lasting waterproof membrane to do the job. As the cliche claims – “it does what it says on the tin”.