Is Your Roof Ready for Florida’s Wild Weather? Discover Brehm Roofing’s Game-Changing Waterproofing Techniques!

Brehm Roofing Atlas Roofing Underlayment Water Proofing Flashing Drip Edge

As a homeowner in cities like Alachua, High Springs, Ocala, Newberry, Archer, Tioga, and Lake City, the integrity of your roof is paramount, especially during roof replacement projects. Brehm Roofing, a leading roofing company in Gainesville, Florida, specializes in applying advanced waterproofing techniques to asphalt shingle roofs. This approach ensures long-lasting protection and durability, which is essential in the unpredictable Florida climate.

Understanding the Importance of Waterproofing

Mike Guertin, in his insightful book Roofing With Asphalt Shingles, eloquently explains the critical nature of proper roofing techniques: “Water runs downhill. The entire sequence of a roofing job is driven by this fact because everything is overlapped to shed water. The first part to go on is the drip edge along the eaves, then you’ll prepare the valleys and wall intersections. Underlayment is installed next, and then drip edge is installed over the underlayment at the rake edge” (Guertin, 99).

Following this principle, Brehm Roofing emphasizes the importance of each step in the roofing process. The drip edge, a vital component, plays a crucial role in directing water away from the roof structure and protecting the underlying wood.

Enhanced Underlayment Protection with Summit® 60 and Summit® 180

In compliance with Florida Building Code requirements, Brehm Roofing employs Atlas Summit 60 underlayment, doubling up layers for re-roofing projects. Additionally, Summit® 60 and Summit® 180 synthetic underlayments are ideal for standard application in steep-slope roof assemblies. These premium quality synthetic roof underlayments provide 10 squares per roll, benefiting wholesalers, shippers, and installers alike. The woven scrim synthetic roof underlayment enhances tear resistance and lays flat while guarding against moisture and mold growth. This robust underlayment is known for its superior water-resistant properties, offering an added layer of protection against the harsh Floridian weather.

Atlas Roofing Summit 60 Underlayment

Special Attention to Vulnerable Areas with WeatherMaster® Underlayment

Addressing the most susceptible areas to water penetration, Brehm Roofing goes a step further with WeatherMaster® self-adhesive underlayment. This product features an SBS-modified asphalt membrane, providing a secondary layer of waterproofing protection against damage caused by extreme weather. “WeatherMaster® self-adhesive underlayment features an SBS-modified asphalt membrane, providing a secondary layer of waterproofing protection against damage caused by extreme weather. This specialty underlayment is designed to go under several types of steep-slope roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, metal roofs and tile.” It’s used in critical zones such as valleys, sidewalls, around pipe penetrations, and chimneys, ensuring additional safeguarding.

Atlas Weather Master Ice & Water 200

Bullet Pipe Boots: Advanced Protection and Versatility

For reinforcing pipe vents, Brehm Roofing integrates Bullet pipe boots. As highlighted on the Bullet Products website, “all our boots come with a rodent screen built in the top to prevents rodents, birds, and other critters from entering the vent. The screen also prevents unwanted debris from entering the vent, and there is no need to paint it, since it comes in many colors to match virtually any roof application.” This feature not only provides an extra seal around the pipes but also ensures a comprehensive defense against various environmental elements.

Bullet Pipe Boot
Bullet Pipe Boot


At Brehm Roofing, the focus is not just on replacing your roof but on elevating the standard of your home’s protection. Employing advanced waterproofing techniques, particularly on asphalt shingle roofs, is more than a service; it’s a commitment to safeguarding your home against the elements. For residents in Gainesville and its surrounding areas, choosing Brehm Roofing means opting for a roofing solution that stands the test of time and weather.