September 15, 2022
In South Florida, we go through periods of long raining seasons. During hurricane season, there’s a heavy mixture of rain and wind. This is why it is crucial for our homes in Florida to have roofs that are waterproof. Waterproofing a roof can prevent any future roof leaks and prevent damage that might be cause by violent weather. Special roof coatings are applied to roofs when they are being waterproofed.
Basically, the process of waterproofing a roof goes like this:
- A sheet of synthetic rubber coating is applied over the entire surface of the roof. After, the rubber is trimmed to the appropriate size of the roof.
- Roll the rubber off of the roof. Apply contact cement over the whole roof and flashing, which is what the metal seals between the roof and the chimney, skylights, or vents are called. You can use stand paint rollers to apply the cement.
- Wait about 15-20 minutes until the cement is tightened and adhesive.
- Next, place the rubber over the cement covering. Smoothen the rubber over the cement making sure that there are no air bubble or wrinkles.
With over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential roofing, J&K Roofing has continued to offer homeowners and business owners in South Florida the service of waterproofing their roofs. We serve the cities of Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, as well as other cities in Broward County. Our professional roofers know how to waterproof all kinds of roofs. They understand that as roofs get older, more tear and wear occurs to them. J&K Roofing also provide their customers with roof restoration, roof maintenance, re-roofing, and roof coatings. We handle roof installations or repairs for shingle roofs, gravel and tar roofs, and tile roofs.
If you would like more information on J&K Roofing or a free quote, call us at (954) 961-9879. Visit our website, too, at www.rooferfortlauderdale.com. We guarantee nothing but excellence when we take care of your roofing.