The Benefits of Rubberized Waterproofing for your Roof

Rubberized Roof Waterproofing Benefits

EPDM rubber (Rubberized Waterproofing) and its derivative, liquid rubber, have been a staple in Cape Town’s rubberized waterproofing industry. However, it is most commonly used to patch up leaks and drips, often when the roof is damaged in a certain area, and the homeowner does not want to spend a lot of money on re-roofing.

In addition to preventing and fixing leaks, there are various other benefits of investing in a rubberized waterproof coating for a roof or any other area of your home, for that matter. In this article, we’ll examine some of the most significant benefits of rubberized waterproofing for a roof.

The Coating offers Superior Leak Protection

Even the best-built roof may start leaking after a few years if it has not been maintained. Leaks are an all too common nuisance that can lead to irreparable and often very expensive damage. The damage can then spread to the walls and even the home’s foundation, hence compromising its stability.

Liquid rubber also referred to as liquid EPDM or EPDM rubber, can give your roof the protection it needs by forming a membrane on the roof. It works incredibly fast, often drying within 2 hours, mainly depending on the size of the roof. Plus, unlike other kinds of roof coating types, it is lightweight, which means no additional weight on the home’s foundation.

EPDM Rubber Is Incredibly Durable

One of the reasons rubberized waterproofing in Cape Town is so popular is because it, in a way, reinforces the durability of the roof. Part of this durability stems from the fact that it (EPDM rubber) can be evenly applied throughout the roof. In other words, there are no gaps, which allow water and UV rays, amongst other elements, to penetrate the roof leading to damage to the roofing system over time.

Rubberized waterproofing does not just waterproof the roof, but it is also non-permeable. That means contaminants like twigs, and dirt amongst others, will not erode it over time, leaving your roof vulnerable. In the case of commercial metal roofs (often touted as being the most durable), the rubber coatings help prevent corrosion.

Rubber is also highly flexible, which means that it can withstand drastic temperature variations, so you won’t experience cracking or breaking of the membrane which then requires repair. However, the key to ensuring a durable finish is to hire the best, most experienced rubberized waterproofing company in Cape Town, SA. An experienced crew can ensure that the rubberized roof easily lasts for up to 20 years, if not longer.

Energy Efficiency and Eco-Friendly

Another reason why rubberized waterproofing is highly recommended is that it is energy efficient. The sealant helps by reflecting the sun’s light away from the roof, especially if it is a lighter color.

The sealant’s reflective qualities are a significant advantage because it helps maintain the temperature within your home or place of business. So, even if it is very hot outside like it can get in Cape Town, for several days during summer, your home will be relatively cooler. The result is a significant improvement in your fans and air conditioning unit’s ability to keep the home cool.

The other advantage that ties into this is a lower electricity bill. Since the temperature within your home is consistent, you don’t need to turn the fan or the air conditioning all the way up. The same goes for wintertime, as the roof is able to retain heat from a heater or fire, so you’ll be able to achieve a comfortable temperature at a lower setting.

The other benefit is that rubberized waterproofing is eco-friendly. It requires far less energy to manufacture rubber than any other roofing material. Also, rubber can be recycled and is non-toxic.

Liquid Rubber Helps Keep Everyone Safe

All homeowners want to ensure that their family is protected. Fortunately, liquid rubber or EPDM rubber is fire resistant. So, even if you live in an area that is prone to fires, you can be assured that the roof will protect everyone inside until help arrives.

Many people in Cape Town also go on to the roof to check the chimneys and perform basic roof maintenance. However, roofs can be slippery, but a rubber finish can help eliminate that slipperiness by offering a better grip making it easier to walk across as compared to bare metal or concrete. Also, walking across the roof will not damage the shingles, tiles, or any other parts, which could later lead to rot and subsequent leaks.


Rubberized waterproofing or liquid rubber serves multiple purposes beyond just waterproofing the roof. It is impervious to most types of damage like cracks, corrosion, and scratching while offering a seamless aesthetic look. That’s why it is an excellent choice for all homeowners, regardless of how old their roofs might be.

Though ideally, it is best to get a brand new roof rubberized by a team of professionals like us so that it lasts longer and requires far less maintenance, consequently helping homeowners save time and money by ensuring that the roof is resistant to common forms of damage. However, rubber coating can be approved for any type of roof regardless of age. That said we make it a point to always inspect the roof before deciding to coat it with a rubber membrane to ensure that your money is well spent.

rubberized waterproofing cape town
rubberized waterproofing cape town
roof waterproofing cape town

Rubberized Waterproofing Cape Town

Bakoven | Bantry Bay | Camps Bay | Clifton | Fresnaye | Green Point | Llandudno | Mouille Point | Sea Point | Three Anchor Bay | Big Bay | Bloubergstrand | Century City | Milnerton | Parklands | Sunset beach | Table View | Bo-Kaap | City Bowl | De Waterkant | Devil’s Peak | Gardens | Higgovale | Observatory | Oranjezicht | Tamboerskloof | Vredehoek | Walmer Estate | Waterfront | Woodstock | Zonnebloem | Clovelly | Fish Hoek | Glencarin | Kalk Bay | Muizenberg | Simons Town | St James | Bellville | Bothasig | Brackenfell | Brooklyn | Durbanville | Edgemead | Eerste River | Goodwood | Joostenbergvlakte | Kraaifontein | Monte Vista | Panorama | Parow | Penhill | Plattekloof | Thornton | Capri Village | Hout Bay | Kommetjie | Noordhoek | Scarborough | Athlone | Bergvliet | Bishopscourt | Claremont | Constantia | Diep River | Grassy Park | Kenilworth | Lakeside | Lansdowne | Meadowridge