Everything you need to know about waterproofing your Fort Lauderdale commercial Roof

Pop quiz: Which does Fort Lauderdale get more of, snow or rain? Obviously, since Fort Lauderdale has only had one recorded snowfall ever — we get a lot more rain. Protecting your building’s commercial roof means waterproofing. But when waterproofing a commercial roof, Fort Lauderdale businesses need to know where to turn.

Hot Stuff

Fort Lauderdale’s commercial roofs take a lot of heat. This causes the chemicals in rooftop materials to break down, while the materials themselves can craze, crack or bubble. Plastics can shrink in the heat, pulling away from flashing and mechanical fasteners.

Rooftop waterproofing means the commercial roof Fort Lauderdale businesses depend upon will stay intact. Water cannot infiltrate. Materials will not degrade. A ten-year roofing system will last a full ten years.

How Waterproofing Works

For a commercial roof, Fort Lauderdale roofing contractors will assess the roof’s current condition, note the type of roofing material in place, and provide options for waterproofing:

  • Spray coatings
  • Brush coatings
  • Hot rubber
  • Bentonite
  • Plastic polymer membranes

With a company as experienced and knowledgeable as PSI Roofing, you can be sure we will select and offer the right solution for your needs.

Sunny South?

Fort Lauderdale gets more than five feet of rain a year, according to U.S. Climate Data. For low-slope commercial roofs, that much water, delivered so frequently, can really take a toll. Insulation can compress, seams can open and ponding can begin. Waterproofing puts another layer of protection on your roof, so whether you see sunny days or rainy days, your commercial roof stays watertight.

Our expert crews will inspect your roof, clean the surface in preparation, and apply the right waterproofing solution for your unique issues. One application could add years of useful life to your costly commercial roof.


Waterproofing and coating systems — using acrylic, urethane or silicone — can improve rooftop reflectivity. This helps to lower your cooling costs by sending infrared radiation from the sun back up, into the atmosphere, instead of down into your building. Contact us at PSI Roofing today to learn what rooftop waterproofing can do for you and for your bottom line.