Roof paint to protect your roof and home
A new layer of roof paint can make an old rooftop look like brand new! Having your roof regularly maintained doesn’t only protect the overall structure of your property but ensures the continued durability and extends the life of your roof. And a well-maintained roof increases the curb appeal of your home but also the overall value.
When painting your roof, you will be adding an layer of protective coat which adds protection against the weather and potential leakage. By regularly maintaining your roof you will avoid future problems that could lead to you needing to replace parts of it.
Painting your roof is a cost-effective way of protecting your home and health but also decrease your electricity bills.
The painting itself can be done by a professional or you could make it a summer project for yourself. What is important before you start with the painting is that you clean, prep and repair patches for a good end result.
The benefits of painting your roof
Protects your home and your health
When adding an extra layer of protective roof paint to your home, the paint can help reduce the formation of fungus and algae but also lower the presence of allergens that can come form moisture and water. With this, the air and the walls in your home will stay dry and clean which will improve your health.
You will also protect your home from mold and mildew damage that can occur from water leakages and effect your health.
Brings down energy costs
Painting your roof can also lower your energy costs. You can improve your climate control as the paint adds a layer of insulation and if you choose a light colored paint, your home won’t attract heat the same way as with a darker colored roof.
Improves the appeal of your home
With a nicely painted roof your homes appeal will also improve. This is great in case you are looking to sell your home, as a well-maintained roof will increase the value of your home!
Extends the life of your roof
Replacing your roof is a major cost and you would want to take good care of your roof for it not to be necessary. Weather the roof is small or big, painting and keeping it well maintained will extend it life expectancy with years. This is profitable for both your wallet and the environment!
Steps to successful roof painting
First step in every paint project is always cleaning. Making sure to remove dirt, debris and organic material that could hinder a smooth application of the paint. And while cleaning your roof you might encounter cracks and areas to be repaired before applying the paint. You should also address any rust issues or presence of moist as these issues are difficult to address after painting.
When all the preparations ahs been finalized, you can go ahead and start the painting. The material and finish of the roof will decide the kind of paint to be used.
The types of roof paint
There is different type of roof paint available on the market and depending on the type of roof you have, you need to consider the different options:
The acrylic waterproof paint is an excellent choice for painting your roof. It provides great durability and offers great protection against moist. Because of its elasticity it can contract and expand with the weather, making sure to keep cracks waterproof. This quick drying paint is very versatile and can be applied with brushes, rollers but also sprays.
The epoxy waterproof paint is made with epoxy resins and has therefore stronger waterproof benefits. It’s thicker and more durable than other paint and is optimal for roofs that experience a lot of moist and water issues.
The masonry waterproof paint consists of a mixture of ceramic and latex, it waterproofs not only roofs but also bricks, stones and concrete making it a very versatile paint option. This paint is better suited for roofs with ceramic tiles as it will bond and increase the protection of the tiles.