What’s special about roof painting?
Unlike internal walls, your roof is exposed to the elements all day and all night. This means it must be painted professionally and with good materials.
The roof is also high and hard to reach, and you can’t just go up a ladder as you paint it. And you definitely don’t want to step in the wrong spot and break your way into the property from the top. Therefore, special equipment and experience is required to do a good job, and safety is a priority.
Finally, the roof must be cleaned and prepared better than any wall before painting is possible. Otherwise, the pain will just peel off after it’s dry, and you’re back to Square One. So an experienced roof painter is needed to do a good job.
Can your roof type be painted?
Yes. We provide both tile roof painting and metal roof painting, so whichever type you have, we’ve got you covered.
Of course, painting a roof requires stepping on it, and some types of roof can be damaged by this. That’s why it’s not a good idea to try it yourself. It’s best to leave this kind of work for experienced roofers.
How do we paint your roof?
Step 1: Preparation. We make sure the job can be done safely. This protects us from falls, is required by WorkSafe, and ensures the job runs smoothly.
Step 2: Inspection & Repairs. We then inspect the roof to check its condition and fix as required. This includes replacing damaged tiles or sheets, damaged flashing, rusty roof screws or anything else that needs to be repaired.
Step 3: Pressure cleaning. We use a pressure cleaning machine to clean the roof.
Step 4: Marking and taping. We tape and cover all parts of the roof and surrounding areas that shouldn’t to be painted.
Step 5: Primer. This is crucial for a good result, and needs to be done in good weather conditions.
Step 6: Final spray. The last step is spraying your choice of paint onto the roof to make it look great.
What roof painting doesn’t give you
Painting your roof doesn’t seal it or fix any defects in it. If you suspect that your roof is leaking, we’ll need to do some roof repairs first. When that’s done, we can proceed with the painting.
Roof painting is also not a way to insulate your home from heat. This requires proper insulation materials and installation.
Some shady operators promise to make the tiles waterproof by painting them. However, roof tiles are already waterproof, unless they’re broken. Therefore, painting them is either unnecessary or unhelpful.
In the case of tiles, roof painting doesn’t change the fact they’re made of concrete. The many changes in temperature and moisture take their toll on your roof and when it’s time for a roof restoration or roof replacement, then that’s what you’ll need to do.
How much does a roof painting cost?
As you probably understand, every roof is different, so the work varies greatly. Instead of guessing, filling out forms and struggling with new terminology, we can take a look at your roof, give you a quote and guide you through deciding what to do.