• Sat. Mar 6th, 2021

Why and How to Rain Proof Your Home This Year


As the rains come in, we notice that our homes are not as rain-proof as they need to be, or used to be. You need to preventing water damage as well as make sure your home is leak proof, and you need to do this before any more damage can be done.

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Why do you need to rainproof your house  

There are two major reasons why you need to rain proof your home, they are –

To protect your health

To protect your home

When it comes to your health, you should know that damp walls give rise to bacteria, mildew and mould, when left unchecked they spread and create havoc on your health. Long-term exposure to this leads to many respiratory problems and other health issues.

If you or any member of your family suffers from any pre-existing respiratory issues, then the presence of bacteria, mildew or mould could greatly aggravate their condition.
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When it comes to your home, damp walls will weaken the integrity of the structure. You will notice that plaster and paint deteriorate and wallpaper will start coming off the walls. This looks bad, and also needs immediate attention. If left unattended you will start to see cracks too.

Apart from the walls, your locks, furniture, doors, and windows too get destroyed by the rain. If you don’t waterproof or rain proof these things at home, you will lose a lot of money on repairs, or you will have to completely replace it.

 rainproof your house
Rainproof your house

How to rain proof your home

Rainproof your walls

Protect your walls and roof from rain by filling in cracks and choosing the right paint. There are certain additives in paint that help them make your walls and roof weatherproof or rainproof. You need to look for pains that have Acrylic Elastomeric Polymers, they help with crack bridging and rain proofing, you also get paints with polymers and reinforcing fibres, this acts like a waterproof coating on any surface and so on.

If you see that it is too late to paint and there is already moss or mold growing on the wall, then you need to clean the wall first. You can clean it by scraping off the mold, then wipe the wall with a mixture of bleach and water. Bleach will act as a disinfectant and it will stop the mold from coming back for a while.

Rainproof your walls
Rainproof your walls

Rainproof your furniture

The rains and moisture create havoc on wood, and in India, most of our furniture is made from wood and natural materials like cane, jute, cotton, leather and so on. You need to ensure that your furniture is safe from the rain and excess moisture you’ll find during the rainy season. Move your furniture away from open windows and doors, make sure you wipe it down so that it stays dry. Invest in good furniture polish, leather conditioners and moisture absorbers. Use camphor balls, neem leaves or cloves in cupboards and draws to control dampness. There are also moisture absorbers that you can buy online that work very effectively.
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 Rainproof your doors and windows

When it comes to your doors and windows (wooden), rain can cause damage directly when it falls on it, or indirectly through excess moisture. When rains fall directly on doors and windows it can cause wood rot and also warping. When it damages your doors and windows because of moisture you’ll notice the wood swells. When the wood swells, it jams and you won’t be able to open or close it easily. In this case you will need to apply oil on the sides of doors and windows or sand down the doors and windows so that they can close and open without jamming. You can also use wood polish and paints to protect your doors and windows.

Rainproof your doors and windows
Rainproof your doors and windows

Rainproof all metal items in your home

If you have gates, windows, grills, locks, or any items made from iron, aluminium, copper and brass, you will notice that it will start to rust rapidly because of the rain and moisture in your home. In order to waterproof it and prevent rust, you will have to keep it clean and dry and you can also use anti-rust primers and paint that will stop rusting in these objects.
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Once you are done waterproofing/rain proofing these key things in your home you will notice that the air quality and the overall look of your home will be much better. You won’t have to worry about the monsoons or the rains, after these steps you will be able to handle any type of weather.

Rainproof all metal items in your home
Rainproof all metal items in your home

If you find that your roof is the issues, which is the case in most old homes (independent homes), then you will need to call in a specialist who will help seal the cracks in the roof and choose the right weather proof/rain proof or water proof material to save your roof.

There are various treatments for your roof like using tar, using WeatherCoat Roofguard, WeatherCoat Kool & Seal or such types of waterproof roof/terrace/parapet coating that will stop leaks as well as prevent water from getting into your home.
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If your home needs some TLC before the rains, or after, or even during the rains, choose NoBroker Home Services. Top professionals will come to help you with your requirement, and you can avail some great discounts as well. Try it today, just click on this link to learn more.

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