It is so satisfying and enjoyable to watch rainfall during the monsoon through our window or balcony. We quickly roll up the curtains or put a chair on the balcony to experience nature’s beauty with a cup of tea in hand. But, this beautiful experience turns into a nightmare when your roof starts leaking.
The roof is our umbrella that safeguards us from rain, thunder, heat, and radiation. Therefore, it is important to construct the roof with the best and highest quality materials and products. Considering the monsoon coming ahead, in this article we will discuss how to choose the right waterproofing paint for your roof.
Determine The Type of Roof
Before you start planning to waterproof your roof, it is important to consider the material used in the construction of the roof. This is an essential part of choosing the right type of waterproofing paint. Analyze the type of roof constructed in your building, whether it is concrete, cemented, metallic, or any other material used.
There are different types of paint designed for different roof materials. Therefore, analyze the type of material used in the roof construction before you move ahead.
Determining Different Types of Waterproofing Paints
Once you have analyzed the type of roof, it’s time to determine the type of waterproofing paint that will be best for your roof type. There are different types of paints available on the market, specially designed for specific types of roof material. However, you can find a couple of brands that offer universal waterproofing paints that can be applied on all surfaces. Below, we have explained some different types of paint for waterproofing.
Masonry paint, which is used to keep water out of roofs, is a mix of latex and ceramic paint. This paint is among the most popular ways to stop water from getting into the roof. This waterproofing paint is used a lot because it can be put on any kind of roof and quickly absorbs liquid solutions like water and chemicals.
Because of this, these waterproofing paints never let rainwater get inside. They also keep the roof from getting dirty and make it last longer. This paint can be used to waterproof more than just the roof. It can also be used to waterproof bricks, stones, and concrete blocks.
Epoxy paint is prepared from resins. This works best for waterproofing roofs, especially if your roof is always getting wet. That’s why epoxy paints are also referred to as “damp-proof paints.” Application of this paint on your roof surface can shield it from the penetration of water, chemicals, and concentric acids.
This roof paint is much more durable because it’s 5% thicker compared to other waterproofing paints for roofs.
Acrylic paint is another excellent waterproofing solution that is best suited for roofs and terraces constructed with rectangular blocks. Applying this waterproofing paint on the rooftop, including a primer, will ensure that your roof is durable and increase resistance against water.
During rainfall, the elastic property of acrylic waterproofing paint allows it to contract and push water off the roof surface. Acrylic paint is different from other ways to waterproof because it is non-toxic and easy to use.
Polyurea coating technology is a newer and more advanced waterproofing system than the ones that have been used for years to waterproof and protect surfaces. But it’s not as if it’s very new, In fact, people have been using it for more than three decades.
The technology relies on how an isocyanate component reacts with a mixture of amines. The isocyanate can have either an aromatic or an aliphatic formation. This reaction happens quickly and is over in a few seconds. Because of this, it needs to be done with special stirring and application equipment by a special application crew.
Now we come to the last but most important part of this article. How to choose the right type of waterproofing paint for your roof. Well, there are various steps that you must follow to make the wise and right decision when selecting waterproofing paint. Steps to consider when purchasing waterproofing paint for your roof is listed below.
Step 1: Make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of waterproofing paint. This will help you make a better decision when choosing the best type of waterproofing paint for your roof.
Step 2: As previously stated, various types of waterproofing paints are available on the market. In this step, you need to analyze which type of paint is going to be suitable and best applicable for your roof surface.
Step 3: When choosing a roofing material, it’s important to consider the price. How much will it cost you? A budget is the most important thing that you must consider. But, this doesn’t mean that you should go for the cheapest one available. Analyze, which brand of paint is both affordable and of high quality?
Step 4: The last step is the quality of the product, which I also mentioned earlier. Buying a cheaper one that is not very durable will require a recurring investment. It is best to opt for a high-quality waterproofing paint, even if it is a little bit above your budget. This will give you value for your money.
In conclusion, the most important thing to remember is that not all waterproofing paints are created equal. Some may be better than others. Most of us think that more costly paints are of higher quality, but that’s not always true.
Obic Solutions provides you with some of the highest quality waterproofing paints that are even affordable compared to other higher-priced brands. Our range of polyurea waterproofing/primer coating products includes OBICCool 100C, 100M, 300C, and 300M, which can be applied to every type of roof surface.
These polyurea products help to minimize wear and tear, prevent leaks, and reduce carbon footprints. However, it’s still important to do your due diligence. I hope this article will help you make the best decision possible.