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 The Risks of DIY Roof Gutter Waterproofing

The Risks of DIY Roof Gutter Waterproofing

Water damage is inevitable at some point, but that doesn’t mean you are completely helpless in preventing or minimizing it. A leaking roof gutter can take a toll on your building interiors. It’s then that many decide to save money on the cost of professional gutter roof waterproofing Dubai/UAE by trying to do it themselves instead.

Other business owners may tell you how easy it is to just run a piece of rubber pipe down the side of your building, wrap it around your gutters and connect it to a hose nearby. It couldn’t be simpler, right? What they don’t tell you is that there are several things that could go wrong during this process that could lead to water damage, mould growth and more costly repairs. Let’s look at the possible risks of DIY roof gutter waterproofing.

Risk of Waterproofing Roof Gutters Yourself

Possible injuries

When working on a warehouse roof and trying to fix the gutters by yourself, there is always a risk of falling off the roof or injuring yourself in the process and if you are not careful, it can lead to serious injuries or even death. Besides, working on your own can cause you to become tired easily which makes it harder for you to maintain an adequate level of concentration when doing your job. Cutting through metal can be dangerous and requires safety equipment like goggles and gloves. Additionally, if you aren’t using the correct tools, you could end up injuring yourself even more.

Risk of missing areas

The DIY gutter waterproofing companies will often say that they can waterproof the whole roof. While this may be true, there will always be areas that are missed and cause problems later on.  If you do not properly seal all of the joints and seams on your gutters, then water can still find a way in and cause damage to your warehouse, factory, industry or business.

The person engaging in DIY gutter waterproofing will not have the resources or experience to check every inch of your roof for issues. Therefore, it is likely that there will be a section of your roof that has been missed. This section could have been missed due to poor inspection or because it was too high up for a worker to get to easily.

Risk of using the wrong materials

One of the biggest risks when it comes to DIY roof gutter waterproofing is using the wrong materials. There are many different products on the market that claim to be able to protect your gutters from water damage and leaks but many of these products are not designed for this purpose or they don’t work as advertised. This can lead to further problems with your gutters and downspouts which could result in leaks and water damage inside your home.

The same goes for choosing a material that is too thick or too thin as well as choosing one that is not UV resistant or will not last long enough before it needs replacing again. You could choose a professional waterproofing contractor UAE from Thermilate Middle East who knows what type of material works best for your roof and can give you advice on what type will suit your requirements best.


The quality of the materials used in waterproofing and the workmanship that goes into the process are critical factors in ensuring a long-lasting, effective roof gutter protection system. If you’re not familiar with roofing, gutters, and other aspects of roof maintenance, it can be difficult to know what you’re doing. Even if you have experience, there’s a chance that you’ll make a mistake and cause damage or leaks. You could also end up with an improperly installed roof gutter waterproofing system that doesn’t work as well as it should.

Lack of tools

A DIYer may not have access to all the tools they need to complete the job. For example, a power drill is essential for installing flashing material. Without one, you could end up damaging your house or yourself as you try to install flashing material by hand. A professional will have everything they need on hand so they don’t waste time running back and forth to get tools or supplies.



Failing to Meet Local Building Codes

Roofing and gutter work must meet certain building codes and regulations to ensure that it’s safe and effective. If you’re not familiar with these codes, you could accidentally violate them, which could result in fines or other legal issues.

Reasons Why You Should Not Do Roof Gutter Waterproofing By Yourself

  1. Degrading the curb appeal of your property

The first and foremost reason for not doing it yourself is that, if you have never done this before, then there is a very high chance that you will end up damaging your property. Even if you are an expert at basic roof repairs or maintenance, it is still best to leave this job to an expert in roof maintenance in UAE as they know exactly what they are doing.

When it comes to roof gutter waterproofing, you need to ensure that no water can get through any crack or crevice in order to prevent mold from forming on top of your roof. The last thing you want is for the whole process to be wasted because there was a small leak somewhere in between where you did not seal properly.

2. Premature roof gutter waterproofing

The whole purpose of having a roof is to protect your business or building from the elements, but if you choose to do rooftop gutter waterproofing by yourself, it will only delay the inevitable. If you have a leaking roof, there is no way that you can waterproof it without doing proper research and hiring professionals for the job.

3. No warranty on your waterproofing

If you handle the installation of your new roof gutters, you might end up paying for any damages that may occur in case of an accident during installation or any other problems that could arise later on. There will not be any guarantee that damage caused during installation won’t be covered by insurance or warranty so make sure that you are satisfied with your choice before finalizing anything.

Another reason why you should avoid DIY roof gutter waterproofing is because there is no warranty on your new system once it fails prematurely after only a few months or years. This means that if something goes wrong with your new system, then all the work and money spent on it will go down the drain without any compensation from anyone.

4. Not getting a proper sealant

The most common reason why DIYers fail at roof gutters is because they don’t use the right sealant. They either use cheap and inferior products or they use the wrong type of sealant for their roof gutter system. This can lead to leaks, which will increase your risk of water damage in your warehouse.

5. Waterproofing that does not last

When you waterproof your roof gutters by yourself, you are taking the risk that it will not last. Roof gutters can easily become clogged and damaged if the waterproofing does not work as it should. This can lead to leaks and damage to your property. If you don’t know what you’re doing, your roof gutters could end up getting worse than they were before you started working on them.

Benefit From Hiring A Professional in Commercial Roof Gutter Waterproofing

As the owners of the premises, it is vital to halt leaks and water damage before they become an even bigger concern. An UAE based  warehouse waterproofing company can provide roof gutter waterproofing services, making sure that your gutters are completely clean and install the best quality waterproofing system. When gutters are damaged, they can quickly admit water into your building as it travels down your walls. If you want to avoid costly repair bills, prevent indoor and outdoor damage and stop leaks before they occur, it’s important to invest in quality waterproofing services.

Contact us today for a FREE roof evaluation and get a detailed roof report from us.  Our waterproofing team will inspect the roof home and provide you and provide you a working solution, including a written contract that spells out each detail for you, without any hidden agendas.