Roofs are made to withstand extreme and rough weather conditions, sunlight, and rainfall. These harsh conditions can degrade the toughness of roofs. Due to degradation small cracks and pinholes started appearing which lets the water or moisture inside the building which can cause expensive damage to your property.

By choosing the right roof waterproofing technology, you can protect your precious belongings and the structure of your building.

Which type of roof waterproofing you require will depend on the following things:

  • Purpose
    Roof waterproofing membranes come in different types and the most suitable membrane depends on whether you want to repair the roof, or you just want the protection layer on the roof.
  • Type of the roof
    The right choice of waterproofing material also depends on the type of roof material. Is it concrete? Shingles/ tiles? Metal? Or Sandwich Panels?

For the right waterproofing material for your roof, contact a waterproofing professional so that they can visit and suggest the best waterproofing material for your roof.

What are different waterproofing materials available for roofs?

The waterproofing material for roofs must have the following two characteristics out of many:

  • UV resistant
  • Flexible

The waterproofing companies mostly use the following waterproof materials for roofs:

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Polyurethane Coating On Roof
  1. Polyurethane Coating
    This one of the best waterproofing materials available in the market. It evenly fills the holes and cracks on the roof surface. It is also resistant to many chemicals such as detergents and acids. Due to its elastic properties, it can withstand high and low temperatures. It is suitable for roofs, balconies, walls, and terraces.
  2. Cementitious Coating
    It comes in 2 parts. One part is a powder which is a mix of organic and non-organic substances. The second part is the liquid. It is not recommended where the temperature is high because it is not flexible and can crack in harsh environments. For this reason, it is only recommended for areas such as the basement, bathrooms, toilets, and kitchens.
  3. Bituminous membranes
    It is the most widely used waterproofing membrane for both residential and commercial roofs. It is applied using heat which gives the sticky, viscous, and flexible substance. However, keep in mind that it is not an environmentally friendly material and needs to be protected against sunlight at hot temperatures.
  4. Rubberized Asphalt
    It is mostly used on commercial buildings due to its toughness and flexibility. It has a very low level of water penetration ratio and can dry within 3-4 hours after its application. Due to its black color it cannot comes under the cool roof category.
Polyurethane Waterproofing On Tile Roof

To know which type of waterproofing is best for your roof, contact Salman Syed Technical Services. They have over 10 years of experience in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, and Ras al Khaimah and knows everything about waterproofing.

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