There are a number of elements that can easily damage the plywood roof. Sun, wind, rain and bird droppings take a toll on the condition of your plywood roof. Applying a waterproofing coating to the plywood roof is an effective way of dealing with these elements of damage. The waterproof coating helps in maintaining the beauty of the plywood roof. Besides cleaning the plywood roof, there are other things you can do to keep the plywood waterproofed as explained by the following.
Working on the plywood surface
Working on the plywood surface entails preparing it entirely before doing thorough cleaning to remove dirt, grime and other substances. If there are any cracks and holes on the plywood surface, use recommended filler for that particular type of wood to fill all the holes. You need to smooth the filler and give enough time for everything in the plywood surface to dry.
Using necessary tools
It is important to ensure you have all the necessary tools required for waterproofing the plywood roof. Once you start the project, you should not stop, as it may interfere with the final outcome. Some of the waterproofing tools that you are going to require include sufficient roofing fabric, quality paint brush, clean push broom, rubber gloves, Â¾ inch roller and a protective gear.
Getting the instructions right
The waterproof coat comes with a set of instructions that you need to familiarize yourself with before starting the project. Familiarizing yourself with these instructions reduces the possibility of forgetting anything important when waterproofing the plywood roof. A better way to go about the instructions is carrying out a simple test on an inconspicuous section of the plywood to make sure the coating adheres properly. Once you are satisfied with the results of the test, you can start the waterproofing project.
Applying the coating
The application process involves pouring out the coating, starting from the furthest end of the plywood roof. It is recommendable to pour one gallon of the coating at a time. With the help of the push broom, spread the coating over the plywood roof. The paint roller will help you to spread the coating on even surfaces and edges. Ensure the wood is saturated while you pour and spread coating at a moderate pace. When you are done with coating application, leave it for at least 24 hours to cure. Depending on personal preference, you can add a layer or two of coating on the plywood surface.
Finally, in places where moisture is a matter of concern, you may have to apply top coating to make the plywood roof safer for use. Topcoat application involves pouring the coating on the surface of the plywood and spreading it all over. Once you have spread it, you can leave it to dry.
These are some of the things that you need to keep in mind when you want to do plywood roof waterproofing in Toronto. The steps might look simple but the process is tediousr. If you have a tight schedule, you should definitely consider hiring waterproofing companies for services.