A roof or terrace is the top covering of your home that protects all of your loved ones and prized items from rain and harsh weather conditions in the summer and winter. The most exposed section of your house is an envelope that covers both the inside and outside of your property. Normally, we expect our houses' roofs to be waterproof and robust enough to endure all of nature's obstacles. Roofs, on the other hand, deteriorate with time due to continual exposure to harsh weather. If we do not avoid this damage, the entire structure may suffer from water leaks, seepage, and fractures.
Every day, we are instructed to count our blessings for having a "roof over our heads." However, such gifts can just as readily swept away by a leaking roof. Improper roof waterproofing can cause large-scale water seepage throughout the house system, reducing its lifespan and leading your house to develop leaks in all walls, mold, mildew, and structural weakness; when a roof is flat and has an entry constructed into it, it becomes a terrace. Even though limitless architectural designs are available today, the flat deck remains the most popular among homeowners. Compared to a sloping terrace, a flat terrace is almost level, with a slope of just around 10 degrees.
Let's take a deeper look at the factors that contribute to roof deterioration:
1. As monsoons become more erratic and unpredictable and last long into the winter season, terraces have grown more vulnerable to quick water damage.
2. Heat damage occurs as a result of prolonged exposure to direct sun rays and heat throughout the year, not only during the summer.
3. Cracks and gaps: Without early repair, cracks formed by long-term exposure to environmental changes can expand and undermine the whole surface area of the roof. Gaps between fittings such as door frames on roofs and concrete constitute potential leakage locations from the roof.
The roof or terrace is unquestionably the most essential and exposed feature of your property. It serves as a sheath, shielding you from the elements and keeping you safe and dry inside your house. With this in mind, it is critical to comprehend and select the best approach for waterproofing a flat terrace.
The brickbat Coba technique employs brick and mortar to create a slope allowing water to drain away from the terrace. Another classic bituminous treatment approach is to apply bitumen (asphalt) as a thin coating on top of the roof surface. Both solutions entail the addition of a generic waterproofing chemical to the mixes to aid in the process. China Mosaic tiles are used for flat waterproofing terraces in a version of brickbat coba. Though all of these techniques of terrace waterproofing are commonly utilized, they have shown to be unstable and non-durable in the long run, necessitating periodic repair and even replacement.
Chemicals combined with cement provide a waterproofing layer in current ways of waterproofing terraces. However, due to low chemical quality, short shelf life, and inability to endure severe temperatures, they are a poor choice for terrace waterproofing.
Asian Paints Damp Proof and Damp Proof Ultra are acrylic chemistry-based waterproofing solutions specifically designed to fulfill the demands of Indian roofs and terraces. These materials have a track record of delivering shelters with the most modern waterproofing protection against all types of water damage. Asian Paints waterproofing solutions contain a revolutionary "fiber" component (unique blue granules) that makes the surfaces flexible and resilient enough to withstand nature's wrath. With warranties of up to ten years*, you can be confident that your building is in good hands. Furthermore, unlike other waterproofing materials on the market, Asian Paints solutions are considerably simple to apply, saving you time and money.
1. Wash the roof's surface.
2. Crack seal and Akrylmax should be used to fill up any cracks and gaps.
3. Remove any existing putty and paint from the roof.
4. Repair any damaged or hollow portions of the roof.
5. First, apply a coat of Damp Proof/Damp Proof Ultra.
6. Allow it to dry for 4 to 6 hours.
7. Roof Tape should be applied to all edges and corners to guarantee complete coverage against leakage.
8. Apply a second layer of Damp Proof/Damp Proof Ultra to the surface.
9. Allow it to dry for 4 to 6 hours.
This cycle of apply, dry, and repeat produces a long-lasting coating with unrivaled water resistance and heat-reflecting capabilities, making the Asian Paints method of roof waterproofing considerably better than any other methodology. The two-coat treatment results in a flexible membrane with mechanical strength to endure hydrostatic pressures of up to 7 bars and water damage protection for up to 10 years! All you have to do is give us a call or click the button below, and our professionals will provide you with a comprehensive quote for all of your waterproofing requirements.