How to Waterproof a Flat Roof

Do you know how to waterproof a flat roof? Flat roofs are becoming more popular in South Africa with new modern buildings having sleek minimalist architectural design.

If your roof is leaking, there could be any number of reasons why this may be happening. Whatever the cause, we can help with all your waterproofing needs!

Although flat roofs are typically designed on an incline to prevent standing water, they’re still susceptible to leaking and flooding so it’s essential to choose a reliable waterproofing method. As well as waterproofing a flat roof when it’s constructed, existing flat roofs should be maintained with waterproofing material to maximise their functionality and longevity.

What is the Best Material to Waterproof a Flat Roof?

If you’re waterproofing a flat roof at the time of construction, you can use specialist membranes that help to prevent leaks. However, these aren’t always sufficient to prevent water seepage and could degrade over time. Due to this, few professionals rely solely on in-built membranes to waterproof a flat roof.

Instead, an acrylic waterproof coating can be used to reinforce the water-resistant properties of the roof and prevent any leaks. As well as being used at the time of construction, the right coating can be re-applied in the future, which makes it an easy way to maintain a flat roof.

How to Choose a Waterproof Coating

To ensure your flat roof remains waterproof, you’ll want to ensure that you’re using the right coating. Before you begin, be sure to contact your local supplier to ensure that you are choosing the right product for the job bearing in mind the materials that may have been used during construction.

When choosing a waterproofing coating for a flat roof, you’ll find that it can have additional qualities that enhance its benefits. For example, our Waterproof Coatings Acryseal Plus acts as a heat-insulating paint that can reduce the internal temperature of the coated surface by a staggering 10°c. While its waterproofing properties will ensure your flat roof remains leak-free during autumn and winter, its insulation and UV protection is ideal for the warmer temperatures in spring and summer.

At Toro, we know how important it is for homeowners and contractors to be able to maintain their properties, which is why we create waterproofing systems for contractors and retail consumers. Our products can be easily applied to flat roofs with a brush, roller, or spray for maximum results.

How do you Stop a Flat Roof from Leaking?

If your flat roof is already leaking, you’ll want to take action quickly. Identifying the cause of the leak is the first step to resolving the issue. In some cases, materials may need to be replaced, while adding a waterproofing coating might be enough to rectify the situation.

By isolating the issue and then applying Acryseal Plus, you can prevent future leaks, protect the structure and prevent further damage from occurring.

Choose Acryseal Plus for Waterproofing Flat Roofs

With insulation and UV protection sealants like Acryseal Plus, home and business owners can keep flat roofs waterproofed and leak-free quickly and easily.

To learn more, get in touch with our friendly team for more information or to get a free quote.

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