Waterproofing work can play a key role in keeping your roof in great condition. But for that, you need to make sure that your roofing is properly waterproofed. Even a little water can damage your roofing, and ultimately several other parts of your house. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to install a high-quality waterproofed roof in your home. Different types of waterproofing materials are used depending on whether your roof is pitched or flat.

At R&D Roofing, we provide high-quality roof renovation and repair services for both residential and commercial buildings. We always make sure that your roof is properly waterproofed. Its because we are well-aware of the importance of waterproofing work on roofing that’s why we don’t take this work lightly. Our well-experienced roofing contractors will help you know about the most suitable roof waterproofing method and then install it properly as per the need of clients. Different waterproofing materials and methods are used these days to make your roofing waterproofed.

These include:

  • Waterproofing perforated film
  • Hydrophilic membrane
  • Polymer membranes
  • Penetrating materials
  • Sprayed water-proofing materials (acrylic formulations, poly-urea, liquid rubber)
  • Injected materials (emulsions, polyurethane, cement, silicate resins)
  • Surface waterproofing (polyurethane mastic, acrylic, silicone rubber)

To let you have a better idea of waterproofing methods for your commercial or residential building, here is a brief discussion of some commonly used waterproofing methods.

Coating waterproofing

The materials being used for coating waterproofing include:

  • Bitumen-rubber mastics
  • Polymer mastics
  • Bitumen-polymer mastics

These are divided into groups of cold mastics (which don’t need preheating) and hot mastics (which require preheat at 320 degrees Fahrenheit). Here it is important to state that inexpensive forms of bitumen mastic roof waterproofing only last for 5-7 years, whereas others will last for up to 20 years. This waterproofing method is perfect for flat roofs and is perfectly suitable for concrete, metal, and wood.

Polymeric membranes

These types of membranes are very versatile and are an ideal choice for flat roofs. Polymeric membranes can be applied on new constructions, or to renovate or repair roofing. It is a widely used synthetic material that provides long-lasting waterproofing. It can keep your roof in excellent state for years. Moreover, it can last for approximately 25 years and is environmentally-friendly and fire-resistant.

Roof waterproofing foil

This waterproofing method is the most inexpensive and easiest option to make your pitched roofs waterproofed. It doesn’t matter whether you have slate, metal, or tile roofs, you can apply roof waterproofing foil. In most cases, this waterproofing method is utilized for insulation in lofts and attics along with polystyrene and mineral wool.

Paint waterproofing

This waterproofing method can be applied by a spray or by hand. It is done by creating 3-4 layers to provide greater strength. This waterproofing layer has a thickness of 1-1.5 inches. Once the insulation is done, fine sand is scattered for cementing the coating. This paint waterproofing has an average life of approximately five years.

If you are in search of a trustworthy roof waterproofing contractor in Florida, then R&D Roofing, LLC is the right choice for you. We will provide you the cost-friendly and most durable roof waterproofing work.