3 tips for painting your roof

Looking for some great roof painting tips? We all want our houses to look stylish and well-maintained, but we often forget one feature when we are thinking of maintenance and decorating – the roof. Not only does our roof keep our home watertight, it is a massive surface area that influences the entire aesthetic look of our home.

Here’s what you need to know before you start on this formidable project:

  1. Know what your roof is made of. Different roofs require different maintenance, so be sure to find out what kind of roof you have before you move into your property so that you know exactly what to expect. Corrugated iron roofs can be pretty easy to repaint, but they are also prone to rust, so you need to keep an eye out for that. Flat roofs can easily develop leaks over time, so you will need to keep up with regular waterproofing as well as painting maintenance. Tiled roofs are very durable, but can be damaged by storms and faded through exposure to harsh weather, so you need to check for cracked and broken tiles before you consider repainting.
  2. Choose the right paint. Professional paint suppliers will have a wide range of paints to suit different roofing materials. For cement, fibre cement or concrete tile roofs, you will want something durable and easy to apply, like First Choice roof paint. For corrugated iron roofs, a product like Warrior Acrylic roof paint is a great choice, as it is available in a range of colours and can be sprayed on or painted on with rollers/brushes to give you a great quality finish.
  3. Have your roof cleaned, waterproofed and repaired. Before you paint your roof, you should have it thoroughly cleaned and repaired to make sure it is in the best possible condition. With a corrugated iron roof, it should be cleaned with a metal cleaning product and then primed with a metal primer to make sure the paint adheres properly to the surface of your roof. If have a concrete, cement tile or concrete fibre roof and you have any leaks or it has been a long time since your waterproofing has been looked at, you should consider using a roof waterproofing product before you paint. This will keep your roof watertight and looking great for the next 3-5 years.

Regular roof maintenance and painting is an important part of keeping your home functional as well as looking great. Contact us today for more painting tips on how to keep your roof in great condition!

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