If your home has a low-slope roof, chances are it’s a bit difficult to care for compared to pitched ones. After all, it’s susceptible to ponding, debris that can get stuck and other issues that can be costly to remediate. Therefore, it’s understandable if you want to protect your roof as much as possible and one of the ways you can do this is by installing some roofing products that can extend its lifespan, such as GAF’s HydroStop® PremiumCoat® system
In this video, ReNew Home Designs gives you a first-hand look at how roofers install the HydroStop PremiumCoat system.
Step #1: Moisture Survey
Before adding the coating, your roofers will first need to evaluate the entire roofing system by conducting a moisture survey. That way, they can determine if any part of your roof has been compromised by water infiltration. Any ponding water will need to be addressed during this process as well. Otherwise, they won’t be able to install the coating.
Step #2: Adhesion Test
Once the moisture survey is done and any ponding water has been dealt with, your roofing contractors will now need to conduct an adhesion test to see if the protective material will adhere to the substrate. Apart from that, it’ll also determine the appropriate primer needed.
Step #3: Surface Preparation
When the adhesion test has been conducted, the next step that your roofing professionals will take is to clean the entire system’s surface. The cleaner used will depend on the surface of the roof and once the cleaner has been applied, they’ll then move on to pressure washing. After the cleaning process, they’ll use a blower to make the drying process faster before applying the primer on the entire system. Once again, the primer used will depend on the roof’s substrate.
Step #4: Sealing and Application
Once the surface has been prepared, all roof penetrations, joints, transitions and curbs will now be sealed to prevent leaks. Once that’s done, the roofers will apply the first layer of HydroStop Foundation Coat on the entire roof before rolling out the fabric on the wet foundation coat. Then, they’ll brush the fabric into the foundation coat with a second layer to ensure it is laid flat.
Once it’s completely dried and walkable, they’ll apply the HydroStop Finish Coat on your roof, completing the job and leaving you with a thoroughly protected low-slope roof.
For your roof improvement requirements, turn to ReNew Home Designs. When it comes to roof repair and replacement services, we are the leading roof company to approach. Give us a call at (410) 415-1226 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Ellicott City, Columbia, and other nearby areas in MD.