A Brief Outline Of A Roof Waterproofing System

It is becoming evident that roof waterproofing and combo roof systems have become a growing industry. It is a competitive and growing field. More people are using the Internet to locate roof companies and make an online selection. Roofing is a growing service and has become a specialty area. A specialized contractor may be the best choice for an individual or business seeking an affordable solution to their roof problems.

A specialized roof waterproofing system can benefit both the customer and roofing company in terms of existing roof damage, roof replacement, and newly installed roof cost. In addition to overall roof cost savings, the best roof waterproofing contractor is able to provide the customer with significant time savings for roof repair, as opposed to a roofing technician installing traditional straight roof shingles, for quick track, flat roof construction. The time saved is also reflected in the final product. After the initial installation of the liquid-applied roof coating system, a roofer is not required to perform roof maintenance on the same day.

There are two basic types of roof waterproofing systems, the hot-water-based system and the cold-water-based system. Both systems are effective. Each system employs a membrane as the water-content. This membrane is typically made from rubber, thermoplastic, or other material that has good tensile strength and a high level of hardness. Depending on the application, this membrane may be made from a rigid liquid or a semi-rigid sheet.

Cold-water roof waterproofing systems employ a single membrane, either of rigid or semi-rigid forms. This membrane is generally applied to the top layer of the roof structure. A specially designed boom lifts a crane into the attic, removes the membrane with a cutter, and dumps the wet layer of the membrane into a tank, waiting to be mixed with the cold-water solution. The resulting mixture cools while being pumped back into the roof structure through the hoist.

When applying the hot-water roofing system, two primary coats are used. The first coat is referred to as the clear coat. This coat provides superior protection against the ultraviolet rays (UV) from the sun. In addition, it has a uniform thickness, ensuring that the same sized roof is not vulnerable to peeling or chipping due to an uneven application.

The second coat, known as the blended surface, is made from materials that have a superior thermal conductivity to the water vapor, thus reducing the amount of heat conducted through the roofing material. As with the clear coating, this second coat is then blended with the cold-water-based suspension solution, which further reduces the amount of heat being absorbed. These two coats, combined with the seamless mesh system, form a leak-proof barrier that effectively protect the roof structure, as well as any surrounding structures, from water entry.

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