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 How Waterproofing is applied on Roofs?

How Waterproofing is applied on Roofs?

Waterproofing a roof is required for good reasons as it ensures that the interior of a building is protected from moisture, and other elements such as heat and cold. The waterproofing process is also necessary to ensure that the warranty of a structure remains in place. Roof waterproofing is the process of preventing moisture from getting into your roof through leaks. The process involves inspecting, cleaning, repairing and installing a new layer of material to seal any cracks or gaps so water can’t cause future damage.

While there are different types of roof waterproofing, each prevents water damage to ensure it lasts over time and protects your home from water damage. Whenever you notice any leakages in your roof due to natural disasters, then it’s time to talk to a professional Waterproofing Contractor UAE about how waterproofing can be applied in roofs today.

Traditional way of waterproofing

‘Laying Slates’. This involves the use of a mortar mixture, which is then applied to the roof. This mixture is then spread over the entire surface that needs to be waterproofed. After this, small pieces of slate are placed on top of it, and then left to dry for a few days before being covered with more mortar. This process is repeated until your entire roof is covered with slates.

Use tar and gravel. This method is used to prevent water from getting into the house. The tar is used to seal the joints and crevices in the roof while gravel is placed on top of the tar. The gravel helps in preventing water from seeping through the roof.

Cementitious Waterproofing

Cementitious waterproofing is a type of roof waterproofing that uses cement to seal the roof. The process involves the application of a waterproofing agent, and then sealing it with a concrete overlay. The best types of cementitious waterproofing use a combination of chemicals and materials that are designed to bond with the concrete surface, creating an impervious layer that prevents water from seeping through cracks and fissures in the roof.

Cementitious waterproofing can be applied to flat or sloped roofs, including those that have been damaged by fire or other disasters. It is an excellent choice for homeowners who want to protect their investment in their home by preventing leaks and damage caused by moisture damage.

Cementitious waterproofing is also cost-effective; it doesn’t require expensive equipment or labour costs associated with other types of roof waterproofing methods. It can be difficult to remove if you decide at some point in the future that you want to sell your home or move into another house altogether.

Polymer and elastomeric Waterproofing

Polymer waterproofing is a two-part system. The first part is a primer, followed by a sealer or Waterproofing Coatings Dubai. The primer creates a barrier between the substrate and the sealer, which can be applied in multiple layers. Elastomeric waterproofing is also a two-part system, where the first part is an adhesive and the second is an elastomeric membrane that seals the joints between the panes of glass and/or metal panels.

Polymer Waterproofing

Polymer-based materials are made up of a number of different compounds that when mixed together form a semi-solid product. This is then applied to the surface or between layers of the material in question. As it sets, it forms a barrier that prevents water from passing through and causing damage to your property.

Elastomeric Waterproofing

Elastomeric waterproofing is a type of material that comes in sheets and can be cut to size for any space where you need to create a waterproof barrier. It’s usually made from rubber or plastic, which makes it flexible enough for use around corners and over protrusions such as pipes and electrical cables without affecting their function too much. The elastomeric waterproofing will expand slightly when it comes into contact with water and then contract again once dry, creating an effective seal against leaks and moisture build-up.

Liquid Applied Membrane Waterproofing (LAM)

Liquid applied membrane waterproofing methods are the most popular and cost effective way of waterproofing your roof. This is because it is more cost effective than traditional methods. With LAM, there is no need for gutters or downspouts, which also saves you money on labour costs.

The liquid membrane is sprayed or brushed onto the underside of your roof deck, where it dries to form an impermeable layer that protects against water damage. This method is suitable for any type of roof, including flat roofs and steep roofs with a pitch up to 45 degrees.

Once applied, the liquid membrane waterproofing will last up to 30 years with no maintenance required after installation. There are some drawbacks however; due to its liquid nature, LAM can sometimes make it difficult for inexperienced contractors to get an accurate measurement of areas such as valleys or hips as they may need more than one coat in order to achieve complete coverage. This can cause delays in work as well as increase costs which is why you’re advised to hire a professional contractor in Roof Waterproofing Dubai/UAE.


Bituminous Waterproofing

Bituminous waterproofing is also called coal tar pitch, which is a black or brown liquid that has been mixed with asphalt and melted coal tar pitch. Bitumen is a tar-like substance that when applied to a roof, creates a seal that prevents water from entering the building’s structure.

It can be applied to the outside of the building or between the rafters underneath the roof tiles. This method works best for flat roofs where there are no seams or joints on top of each other. It also works well for flat roofs that have angles at least 45 degrees from horizontal or vertical planes.

The main drawback of bituminous waterproofing is that it can crack over time and must be repaired periodically. However, this method is relatively inexpensive and easy to apply, so it’s still a popular choice for many homeowners.

Paint Waterproofing

The paint is applied directly on the roof decking and sealed with a topcoat. This method is used for repairing asphalt shingles, clay tiles, and wood shake roofs. However, you have to consider that the lifespan of this type of waterproofing method is only up to 10 years, which means that you will need to reapply it again in just a few years.

So there they are: a few of the different methods used in waterproofing roofs, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Hopefully, this will serve as a good starting point for you to figure out which method of waterproofing is right for your needs. Now it’s time to call a professional Waterproofing Contractor Dubai to get up there and inspect those shingles on your roof.

Top Waterproofing Contractors

As a leading contractor in Metal Roof Waterproofing Dubai, UAE, we Themilate offer full-service solutions to all kinds of roof waterproofing. We can take on even the most challenging of waterproofing problems with ease. Our solutions are designed to last as long as any other solution on the market, while still adhering to environmentally friendly methods and standards. Furthermore, we apply the solutions in a way that makes sense for our clients needs. We strongly believe that no two solutions are equal. That’s why we make certain to have a face-to-face consultation with our clients before determining what their solution might be.

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.