Leaking roofs and water damage are a nightmare nearly every one of us has experienced. They’re costly to fix, never mind the extra costs for everything else that goes with it. And waterproofing can be expensive… unless you do it yourself with some damp proofing or quality waterproofing paint.
Types of waterproofing paint
Using waterproofing paint and doing the job yourself is a lot more affordable than getting “the guy” to pop over and do it for you, but you need to make sure you have the right materials or it’s all for naught. First thing is to make sure you know what sort of paint you are going to use. Most of you will find will fall under three different categories/types, namely: application, fibre reinforced, and membrane (the exact definitions differ widely, but these give you a rough idea of what is involved).
This one has been around for many years already, and it is widely known as a preparation and application type paint because of how it is intended to be used together with a bandage. The bandage is a strip of fibrous material which serves to bind the paint and effectively seal off the painted area.
First you prepare the area by applying a layer of waterproofing paint, onto which you will apply the bandage. Once the bandage is placed, you apply more paint to it as required. If done correctly, your roof should now be well waterproofed.
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