Roof vulnerabilities and cracked basement floors can lead to much larger problems. So, before these issues grow into substantial challenges, a simple coat or two of special basement paint or roof sealant, called elastomeric paint, can nip them in the bud.
Often made with rubber and acrylic components, elastomeric paint has a thick, flexible consistency when wet and dries with a smooth, rubbery finish to help keep moisture out. In addition to functioning as a moisture barrier, when applied to the roof, some brands of elastomeric roof coating offer the added benefit of reflecting the sun’s heat and ultra violet rays, helping keep interior temperatures cooler.
Elastomeric paints and roof coatings can help save your home from some serious repairs. For help with finding the right basement and roof paint to suit your needs, visit your local Ace. For more information check out this guide on how to waterproof your basement.