When it comes to waterproofing your roof, there are many different types of methods. Of course, the different methods cater to different types of roofs. Which one is the best? It really depends.
For instance, for metal roofs, we typically recommend a heavy bodied Acrylic System to be installed after proper surface preparation and rust treatment.
Not every water seepage protection layer is applicable all the time.
Today, we will briefly describe two types of waterproofing membranes that are applied to both private housing and industrial buildings.
2 Types of Waterproofing Membrane
Torch On Waterproof Membrane
As the name suggests, this type of waterproofing membrane involves utilising a torch to apply. The torch is used to melt a layer (made of a combination of bitumen and polymers) onto the surface of the roof, creating a water-resistant shield for the structure.
Benefits of a torch on waterproof membrane include being a durable and lasting solution against water seepage. It also provides a protective layer for the roof against long term damage from the sun.
During application, home owners will not have to worry about noise pollution/complaints from the neighbours.
Liquid Waterproof Membrane
Liquid applied waterproofing membrane is another high quality waterproofing membrane type. Acting as a sealant that is designed to fill and level grout lines, it bonds fast and is a quicker method than torch on waterproof membranes.
Unlike the former, the materials used are elastomeric and require more than 1 layer. Multiple coats are applied by spray, roller, or trowel. The liquid that is applied fastens into a rubbery coating, that prevents water from leaking through.
In Singapore, hiring a professional waterproofing contractor or specialist to inspect and decide the best solution in waterproofing your roof an investment and will guarantee that the job is a job well done; Let us help you protect your household and workplace. We are experienced in waterproofing services in Singapore, always ready to help in preventing, if not fixing your leakage issue or seepage issue. Our waterproofing solutions include commercial and industrial waterproofing, water leakage detection and repair, concrete repair, spalling concrete, external wall repair, pitch roof waterproofing, metal roof waterproofing, pu grouting (pressure grouting), RC roof acrylic (water membrane), RC roof torch on membrane, RC gutter waterproofing, rope access work, window resealant & glass panel facade waterproofing.
If you require any service that wasn’t listed above, please feel free to call us and check.
Reach us at +65 6677 2233 or email us at [email protected] and we will respond within 24 hours.