The Easy Route to DIY Waterproofing

The Easy Route to DIY Waterproofing

DIY waterproofing projects are closer than ever for homeowners all over the UK and we’re here to show you how. Whether you’re giving your shed roof the protection it needs or waterproofing a roof terrace, a swift and reliable solution is close at hand. 

Trust PermaRoof UK to show you the easy route to DIY waterproofing. With expert advice, high quality products and award-winning sales and customer service support, is it time you tried the PermaRoof way? 

Choosing the right waterproofing system

It is important to make sure you select the right type of waterproofing for your project to get the most from the roofing. Which you decide upon will rely on several factors, such as the type of roof deck or substrate, the final design and the planned use of the space once completed. 

We recommend project-dependant waterproofing systems at PermaRoof UK, working primarily with EPDM rubber roofing and liquid PU coatings. Between these two systems, homeowners get seamlessly reliable waterproofing, long term performance and a range of other benefits. In this article, we’re here to walk you through your options for a range of typical domestic projects and we’re also at the other end of the phone, ready to talk you through them too. Let’s get started…

Roofing applications and recommended options for DIY

With two of the most reliable systems on offer, how do you decide which is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at the options. 

When to choose EPDM

Some of the most common domestic waterproofing projects can be handled beautifully with EPDM rubber roofing membrane. The RubberCover system is perfect for DIY, being the most straightforward to install and with unmatched reliability over a 50-year service life. 

We’d recommend buying a complete EPDM roofing kit for the following applications: 

  • Shed roof replacement
    Garage roof waterproofing (timber deck)
    Flat roof extension
    Garden room roofing
    Bay window refurbishment
    Porch and balcony roofing

RubberCover EPDM membrane is cut to size in a single sheet for most domestic projects (up to 15m x 60m). This seamless approach holds great appeal for the DIY sector with no joins that could potentially fail. 

Why choose liquid waterproofing?

Liquid waterproofing is growing in popularity for a wider range of domestic projects. It is flexible, durable and creates a seamless finish in just one coat. It can be used in all the same situations as a membrane and more. Sometimes roofing designs are a little more complex, perhaps with corners where membrane just won’t reach easily, with multiple extrusions or for an eco-project, such as a green, blue or biodiverse system. 

For these types of projects, and to streamline waterproofing a wider range of substrates, we developed a liquid PU solution – P100. This innovative, self-levelling liquid coating is applied to almost any substrate using a simple series of rollers. The solution embeds a bandage-type matting, which reinforces and strengthens the bond. Once cured, P100 forms a seamless, membrane-like seal across the surface of the project.

Because it is hand-applied, liquid PU provides a fast and easy way to seal around extrusions, such as pipework. This makes it ideal for roofing with air conditioning, solar panels or water filtration systems installed above. For extensive green roofing or terraces, where there may be layers, foot traffic or furniture above the waterproofing, liquid PU is fast and effective, hard-wearing and seamlessly reliable. 

End to end support for your DIY waterproofing project

Regardless of the size of your project, PermaRoof UK is here to help you. We supply both RubberCover EPDM and our liquid waterproofing system in kit-form, designed to include everything you need for the project. Our aim is to further simplify DIY waterproofing for our customers, so we stock standard sizes or can custom build a kit to suit your needs. 

If you’re choosing EPDM membrane and wish to tailor your kit, we provide a free EPDM Kit Builder, which produces a full kit list in just a few clicks from project measurements and details. 

Shop now for your complete:

Support doesn’t stop there at PermaRoof. We have a corporate resource library packed with free information, tips and advice, product specifications, technical and safety data, installation guides and much more. With everything you need available to buy online, same day order turnaround, fast nationwide delivery and exceptional customer service, why go anywhere else? Let us help you and get the most out of your DIY waterproofing project.

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