Why Should You Waterproof Your Business Roof?


Picture in your mind Amy Poehler, or Prince, or Salma Hayek. Each is 5’-2”. Each is equivalent in height to the average annual rainfall Miami receives. They may be comparatively short in stature and giants in their fields, but those three celebrities would represent a lot of water. Imagine that amount of water delivered to your Miami property’s roof every year. That sheer volume is only the first of many reasons to waterproof your business’s roof. 

Where Will the Water Go?

Water seeks its lowest level because gravity pulls it. If your roof has even the smallest flaw, water will find its way into your roof. First it seeps into roof insulation, making it a soggy mess. Then it gets into the roof deck, which could be wood or steel. Wood rots; steel rusts.

If enough water makes its way inside your building’s roof, it will provide an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew spores. These spores are ever-present in the air, and actively seek moist, dark places to latch onto and reproduce. If the water from your building’s roof enters that roof, mold and mildew will not be far behind.

From the roof deck, infiltrating water will continue to travel down, seeping into tenant space and open space alike. Ceiling tiles will discolor, or sag and drop. Inventory could be ruined. Pests, from insects to rodents, will take advantage of the moisture and establish colonies.

Where Should the Water Go?

With proper rooftop waterproofing from professional waterproofing contractors, your Miami business will shed water through internal drains and parapet scuppers, so every storm ends with a quick-drying roof and no opportunity for water infiltration. Trained waterproofing contractors know where to look and what to do when applying waterproof coatings.

Options for Waterproofing

You may not envision a plaza deck, one meant to carry water weight or live loads with greenery. You may only want your Miami property secured against hurricane winds and pelting rain. Waterproofing contractors, such as the teams A-1 Property Service trains and sends out, have the tools and techniques to match your roof with the right waterproofing method:

  • Cold Applied Rubberized Waterproofing
  • Cold Applied Polyurethane Reinforced Waterproofing
  • Hot Rubberized Asphalt Waterproofing
  • Single Ply Roofing
  • Torch Applied waterproofing


For the finest in Miami-area waterproofing contractors, contact A-1 Property Services. We have the widest experience, best options, and most experienced crews to handle your rooftop waterproofing needs.

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