3 things you need to know about waterproofing your home.

Unpredictable and extreme weather conditions damage exposed roofs, terraces, external and internal walls in the long run. To avoid this, waterproofing home or building roofs and Terraces, parapets, sunshades and exterior vertical walls are as crucial as applying wall paint. This will help to protect your home from dampness and seepage.

Waterproofing is an often-overlooked concern when it comes to the checklists that home buyers have. Homeowners should understand the criticality of waterproofing, if not in-depth knowledge of concreting technology to ensure that their dream home remains truly waterproof.

Berger Paints- one of the oldest and most trusted names in the paint industry has been a part of Nepali homes since the early 2000s. Berger Paints Nepal offers an extensive range of products in home colours in Interior, Exterior and Undercoats segments- all certified with “The Green Pro Certification” and has lately introduced the “Waterproofing” segment of products to meet the growing demands of Nepali homes. 

Here are 3 things to know about waterproofing your home:

  • Never choose the wrong waterproofing material!

Each one of the available waterproofing materials has a specific use case. For example; PU Coat that comes with 10 years of waterproofing warranty is a liquid waterproofing compound for UV protection, while Damp Shield Elasto that comes with 6 years of performance warranty is a PU modified elastomeric liquid applied as exterior barrier coat for extended durability of Wall Paint Colour. Likewise, some waterproofing chemicals like Cement Mix Plus is an additive for cement concrete/plaster/mortars that improves the integral waterproofing properties of cement concrete and plasters. Choosing the wrong chemical will result in failure sooner or later.

  • Incorrect Diagnosis of a Leakage

Every homeowner wants the best colour for their house, but that wall colour can be damaged if there is an incorrect diagnosis of leakage. If leakage is detected during waterproofing, it is critical to diagnose it correctly. The source of the leakage is not always located near the visual marks it. After entering the body mass, water flows in all possible directions. Diagnosing a leakage correctly is the first step to fixing it.

  • Faulty External Plastering

If the external plastering of the building is carelessly done, it could result as being the entry points for water. For example, the holes provided in the walls for scaffolding are sometimes not filled properly nor corrected after filling. To tackle this, scientific waterproofing solutions like moisture meters should be used to detect and measure the percentage of water in leaking walls.

4 Tips to pick the correct External Wall Paint Colours for Your Home

Picking home colours can be a long and complicated job. There are many house painting colour combinations that you might want to try- especially in the external walls of your house, as it is what attracts the eyes of the viewers. You want the most perfect and the best colour for your house so as to make it stand out and distinctive. And so, the right preparations are needed to avoid regrets and mistakes. 

If you want to choose the most-fitting exterior paint for your house, here are some tips that you should definitely consider!

 

  • Exterior Paint should protect your house as much as it should decor it.

 

Homeowners want not just the best colour, but also a quality exterior paint that works as an added layer of protection from weather damage, insects, and dust. The exterior paint should also be able to protect your dream house from extreme weather elements such as hot sunshine, UV rays, and rains so that the exterior paint remains for a longer period of time. 

Berger Paints’ Weather coat Longlife is a luxury category exterior emulsion that uses PU & Silicon Technology. The product is designed for heavy rainfall areas and provides excellent protection against extreme rain and exterior walls issues. PU gives robust film strength and unmatched sheen to the paint film. Moreover, it comes with a 10-years performance warranty so as to protect your home for a longer period of time.

 

  • Dark colors are not a good idea for your exterior walls.

 

Dark colours maybe your favorite but choosing it as the wall paint of your exterior walls is a very bad idea as dark colors absorb more heat and dust will be very much visible on it. Do check whether the paint is formulated with resins and tinted with the right colorants which ensure colours that remain vibrant for years to come.

 

  • Visualize the colours

 

With so many varied options to choose from, it is often difficult to decide which colour to go ahead with and so you may get your colours wrong- especially if your inspiration doesn’t fit your home layout. To avoid such regrets, Berger Paints’ Mobile application “Berger Color App” has a colour visualizer tool to help you pick the right colours and their respective paints. It also allows you to upload your house photo, compare different colour schemes and decide which colour best suits your house and vibe.

 

  • Waterproof advantages for your exterior wall paint

 

Exterior surfaces should be given one additional coat for better protection as these areas are prone to water accumulation. Using waterproofing products is one of the best options for it. Any water that does hit your home will simply run off-preventing water penetration and reduce dirt and staining of the walls. The paint to be used must possess waterproofing ability, high strength, high flexibility, and great resistance to weather conditions.