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Making Your Metal Roof More Waterproof

Published on December 18th, 2015

Making your roof waterproof is a way to ensure that your home stays safe and stay in tip-top shape. You need to keep water out of your roof to keep your roof in the best shape you can. That’s why it’s advised that after you install your roof, you need to take the time to make it waterproof.

There are coatings of moisture-resistant oils and moisture-repellents that you can apply to your roof to make it more waterproof, although most metal roof manufacturer usually include some coatings of weatherproofing. That way, you may be able to hold off waterproofing your roof for approximately 3 or 4 months after you install it.

  • The best idea is to complete your waterproofing in one session. Be careful with humid conditions because they may cause moisture to seep into the roof too.
  • It’s better to do caulking in dry conditions because the caulk will dry faster.
  • Securely place your ladder against the wall and clean the metal shed roof of debris.
  • Check to see if there any holes in the roof. You can do that by pouring water over the roof and look for bubbles, which would indicate some sort of voids.
  • Use silicone caul to seal the holes and allow it to dry and cure before you paint it.
  • Get waterproofing roofing paint (and don’t dilute it too much) to coat your roof. Use the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure of the paint ratio of paint to primer that you should use, so that you don’t compromise the coating’s water resistance.
  • Apply the first coat of waterproofing paint with the paint-roller and try to paint in down ward strokes. Start from the upper edge of the roof and roll down to the lower edge, so that any excess paint drips off.
  • You should apply 2 coats, unless your manufacturer recommends only one.

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