High winds and powerful storms can drive moisture into any opening not sealed tightly against leaks. Roof waterproofing and sealing add an additional layer of protection against both storms and sun. Sealants are very durable and will long outlive the lifespan of your roof and prevents water intrusion in your home.

Caulking vs. Sealing: Many homeowners will attempt to caulk around the home on their own in order to save money. While this offers some protection, it’s best to get a professional grade sealant for the home. Sealants ensure protection and perform at a better success rates. A.J. Wells Roofing & Construction uses Vulkem sealant which is incredibly durable. Vulkem makes up 90% of all sealants A.J. Wells Roofing & Construction uses on exterior roofing.

Functions of a Sealant: Sealant is applied to all the cracks and crevices around the home to prevent water intrusion in the roof and walls. Properly sealing the envelope of the house, aka the exterior of the home, is vital to ensuring the quality and safety of your roof for years to come. Flashing ensures water is flowing around your roof properly. Section R903.2 of the Florida Building Code states, “Flashings shall be installed in such a manner so as to prevent moisture entering the wall and roof through joints in copings, through moisture permeable materials, and at intersections with parapet walls and other penetrations through the roof plane.” Because water can easily sneak into your home’s walls and will eventually lead to severe structural damage, it is important to make sure flashing is installed properly. However, even if flashing is installed perfectly, tiny cracks and crevices can still be vulnerable to water– which is where the sealant comes in handy for that extra layer of protection.

The Importance of Properly Installed Sealant: Unfortunately, because it is the last job on a roofer’s to-do list, properly sealing the home does not get the attention it deserves. At A.J. Wells Roofing & Construction, we have a separate team of roofers dedicated to solely applying the sealant. Properly applying sealant is very detailed work, and when it’s not done right, water can find its way in. Over time, this can lead to significant damage of the envelope of your home. The repair for this damage is invasive, often times resulting in additional damage to the walls. That’s why we make sure our team has the energy and focus to provide high quality service every step of the process and get it done right from the beginning.

For more information on your home’s structural integrity, call A.J. Wells Roofing & Construction to get your free quote. This is an issue you do not want to wait replacing. Call Today at (904) 553-0069 or visit us at