Published on November 7, 2022 by Jason Reisman

Why Is Sealing a Flat Roof Important?

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The roof of your home or business provides shelter and safety for you and your belongings daily. However, most home and business owners don’t think about their roofs until a problem arises. For those with a flat roof, problems can worsen quickly and result in expensive damage.

Flat roof maintenance is crucial because, unlike sloped roofs that allow debris and water to roll off, flat roofs accumulate water, leaves, branches, and other items that can damage the seal. In this blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of sealing a flat roof and the problems you may face with a poorly sealed roof.


Why Should I Seal My Flat Roof?

This simple truth is that flat roofs can’t always drain water, as well as sloped roofs. While flat roofs have a shallow slope when leaves and twigs block the path of the water to the drainage system, ponding water, roof leaks, and other water damage can occur. Sealing a flat roof surface keeps it from breaking down and letting water into your home or workplace.

Unfortunately, even the smallest leak can result in significant damage that requires expensive repairs. Sealing your roof is more straightforward and less costly than replacing it, and it’s a better long-term solution than dealing with repairs as they come. The main benefits of sealing your flat roof include the following:


Waterproofing a flat roof significantly reduces damage, extending its life span. By using quality sealing products like those from Conklin, you create an additional layer that protects against wear, rot, and leaks brought on by rain or heavy winds. A watertight membrane on your roof creates an additional layer that protects against wear, rot, and leaks brought on by rain or heavy winds. Waterproofing also protects flat roofs from harmful UV rays that damage and shorten the longevity of your roof.


Waterproofing is substantially cheaper than replacing your roof material. It also requires less maintenance than nonsealed roofing. In addition, a sealed flat roof is more energy-efficient, helping to reduce your monthly energy bills.

Low Humidity

Sealing your flat roof decreases the level of humidity in your home or office, which, in turn, prevents the growth of mold and mildew. Humidity also rots wood, resulting in structural instability.

Low Maintenance

Waterproof coatings are easier to manage and need fewer repairs than a nonsealed roof composition. When a sealed roof needs repair, it’s typically faster and easier to fix than a roof without waterproofing. When you seal your roof, repairs tend to go to the waterproofing membrane rather than the structural properties underneath, creating a faster repair process.

Simple Installation

It takes roughly three times longer to replace a flat roof than to seal your existing one. A liquid rubber sealing spray can reach tough areas that are easy to miss while doing a single repair. Additionally, sealing solutions reduce distractions and disruptions to your home life or business practices.

Call Eustis Roofing Today!

When it comes to sealing a flat roof, no one does it better than Eustis Roofing. We proudly serve Leesburg, FL, and the surrounding areas. To learn about today’s popular roof styles or to schedule an inspection, call us at 352-343-4240.

Jason Reisman

About The Author: Jason Reisman

Jason Reisman, ERC’s General Manager is a problem solver! Jason is hands-on with finding solutions to difficult problems as well as constantly researching, exploring new concepts, discovering new inventive ways and is passionate about being the most experienced, most knowledgeable and most dependable in the roofing trade. He’s hands-on with training and instruction ensuring every job have the up to date and state of the art equipment to perform with precision to be in and out without delays. Jason loves competing with his Dad on the golf course!