Flat Roof Waterproofing

Shanco: Your Roofing Expert in Maryland, Washington, DC & Virginia


Do you live in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area and have a flat roof? Are you about to get your flat roof replaced? Have you been having roof leaking issues? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this page is for you!

Although flat roofing is very low-maintenance, it is vital that you get it waterproofed. In fact when it comes to flat roof installation and maintenance, nothing is more important than waterproofing!

What is Flat Roof Waterproofing?

If you’re looking for flat roof replacement or repair services, you may have heard the term “waterproofing.” Not exactly sure what this means? Well, flat roof waterproofing is vital when it comes to protecting and extending the life of your roof.

The most common method of roof waterproofing for both houses and commercial buildings is applying water-resistant membrane on roofing materials or the roof itself. This membrane serves as a physical barrier that prevents water from seeping through the roofing materials – and also helps protect it from severe weather conditions. For instance, heavy downpours or hail can damage a roof (sometimes beyond repair), but with flat roof waterproofing, your roof is protected.

Flat roofs are constantly exposed – more so than the sloped roofs you see on most houses – to direct sunlight, heavy rain and snow and other severe weathering, and this is why waterproofing flat roofs is so important. In this region, there a number of waterproofing solutions that work well, including tar & gravel, modified asphalt membranes, elastomeric coatings, liquid rubber coatings (roll on and spray on), peel and stick membranes..the list goes on! Usually a single-ply membrane roof system is sufficient, but you can talk to one of our flat roof waterproofing experts, and we can help you determine how best to waterproof your flat roof.

Why You Should Invest in Flat Roof Waterproofing

If you have a flat roof, you have probably noticed this already, but they tend to be very sensitive to human traffic. A small crack or puncture can easily lead to a leak, which can cost you a lot of money! But with our flat roof waterproofing services, your roof’s durability, ease of maintenance and energy efficiency can be significantly increased.

There are many flat roof waterproofing applications that are beneficial when it comes to:

  • Reducing cooling energy costs (up to 70%!)
  • Decreasing the chances that you’ll need for re-roofing (which can be very costly)
  • Diminishing air pollution

Waterproofing can also be extremely beneficial when it comes to maximized protection and durability for your porch, and don’t hesitate to call us if you have more questions about waterproofing services. If you’re looking for a roofing company in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area for quality flat roof waterproofing services, contact the flat roof experts at Shanco Companies today!

Our Service Area

Maryland: Ashton, Aspen Hill, Barnesville, Beallsville, Beltsville, Bethesda, Boyds, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Clarksville, Columbia, Damascus, Darnestown, Derwood, Dickerson, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Germantown, Glen Echo, Kensington, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, North Bethesda, North Potomac, Olney, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Silver Spring, Spencerville, Takoma Park, Urbana, Washington Grove, West Bethesda, Wheaton, and the surrounding areas

Virginia: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Clarendon, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Reston, Tysons Corner and the surrounding areas

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see what our happy customers are saying

"I wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with the work that your company did at my house. Your office staff people were always very pleasant, everyone showed up when they were supposed to and completed the job. I want to especially thank Jack for the great job he did. Always very professional and courteous, had a “hands on” approach on the entire project from start to finish and was always very accessible!! When I contacted him…he was back to me in less than 15 minutes. I will not hesitate to refer my friends and family to you in the future. Many thanks!!! "

-Monrovia, MD


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