Why Is Roof Waterproofing Important


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Why Is Roof Waterproofing Important?


A roof or the terrace is the top covering of your home which protects all your loved ones and cherished possessions inside it against rain, extreme weather conditions during summer and winter. An envelope that protects your homes' interior and exterior, it is the most exposed part of your house. Normally we expect the roof of our homes to be watertight and strong enough to withstand all the challenges nature throws in its way. But in reality because of the constant exposure to extreme weather roofs gradually get damaged. If we don’t prevent this damage the entire building could suffer from water leakage, seepage and cracks. 

Factors that Contribute to Roof Damage - Asian Paints
Roofs get directly exposed to harsh natural conditions and undergo wear and tear due various installations like water tanks, pipes, antennas, etc.

Let us understand the factors that contribute to roof damage in a little more detail:

  • Monsoons: With monsoons becoming increasingly sporadic and unpredictable, and continuing well into the onset of winters, roofs have become more prone to rapid water related damage.
  • Heat damage: Prolonged exposure to direct sun rays and heat not just in summer but all through the year.
  • Cracks and gaps: Without repair and timely action, cracks caused by long term exposure to changes in the environment can widen and weaken the entire surface area of the roof. Gaps between fixtures like door frames on rooftops and concrete become possible points for leakage from roof.
  • Installations on roofs: Roofs are generally the place for the installation of water tanks in a home. Any leakage from the tank, broken pipeline or clogged drainage can damage a roof considerably causing water leakage from the terrace.


Waterproofing a structure can help prevent water-related damage by creating a barrier between the water and the building, reducing the risk of deterioration and structural damage over time. In terms of decay and deterioration, water-related damage to a structure can be compared to fire.  Like fire, water seepage through the roof first damages a home cosmetically and then eventually structurally. 

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Terrace Waterproofing - Asian Paints

Here are reasons to help you decide to waterproof your terrace:

  • Increases life-span of roof:  A waterproofing coating reduces the impact of extreme heat and light on your roof. Terrace waterproofing solutions act as a protective membrane, sheltering your roof from wear and tear caused by changes in the environment and leaks caused by rain, substantially extending the life of your roof.

  • Prevents damage to structure:  Water and moisture which seeps through a leaky roof slowly corrode the steel angles and beams which support your home. Concrete too is a porous material and waterproofing of roof is required to prevent deterioration by harmful chemicals that can enter along with water.

  • Maintains visual appeal of the home:  The home that you build with love can quickly turn ugly with stains and black spots caused by constant water seepage. Unwanted water leakage from the roof eventually seeps through the walls causing the growth of mold and mildew, which are quite the eyesore. Waterproofing of a roof before it becomes susceptible to leakage can prevent this disfigurement.

  • Safeguard against health issues: When moisture seeps into the house through a leaky roof, it can lead to the buildup of a lot of health issues in the form of breathing problems and allergies. Mold and mildew too can harm your health. It's advisable to have roof waterproofing done at the right time to safeguard you and your family against such avoidable health problems.

  • Commercial benefits: Waterproofing a roof is considerably more cost-effective in the long run than a complete roof overhaul or frequent repairs required in a leaky roof. By increasing the life and sustainability of your roof through waterproofing the commercial value of your home increases significantly. Waterproofing adds to the integrity of a structure thus increasing its commercial value.


Despite its obvious benefits roof waterproofing is considered an inconvenience rather than a necessary safeguard for you and your loved ones. Instead of worrying about terrace waterproofing costs, the question that you need to consider is whether the home you build with so much love is safe and durable?

Damp Proof and Damp Proof Ultra from SmartCare range by Asian Paints are designed to take care of all your terrace waterproofing requirements. In combination with Roof Tape, Crack Seal and Akrylmax, the thick, seamless and durable membrane formed by Damp Proof and Damp Proof Ultra, offer the ultimate waterproofing solution for your terrace. 

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With high heat reflecting ability, Damp Proof and Damp Proof Ultra come with a warranty of up to 8 and 10 years; offering you a long term solution for all your roof waterproofing needs. Based on Acrylic Chemistry, both the products are reinforced with glass fibers which increases the water resistance of their coating.  Asian Paints Damp Proof and Damp Proof Ultra are easy to use and quick to dry terrace waterproofing solutions that come in a single pack, bringing you a waterproofing method which requires minimum time and effort.



Application of Asian Paints’ Damp Proof or  Damp Proof Ultra offers the dual benefit of terrace waterproofing and keeping your house cool from within. Along with protecting the exterior covering via terrace waterproofing, Damp Proof and Damp Proof Ultra take care of house interiors by reducing surface temperature by as much as 12 degrees! Given the alarming rise in environmental temperature and the ensuing heat waves, this reduction is a welcome bonus.

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