Importance of Metal Roof Paint

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Posted: 6th September 2019

Roofs are one of the most critical components of any house. Many households prefer metal roofs for their dream home because of advantages such as durability, aesthetic appeal, safety, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Compared to their traditional counterparts, metal roofs are also cheaper to manufacture, engineer, and install. One of the best ways to protect the benefits of a metal roof is to use the right paint.

Metal roof coating is done for several purposes such as protecting the roofing system from elements such as solar radiation, heat, and moisture. These coatings are also used for the restoration of failing and aging roofing systems. Different types of roof paints are available to address the specific roofing needs of the homeowners.

Mentioned below are the most important benefits of using metal roof paint.

  • Waterproofing: One of the foremost objectives of using roof paints is to protect the roof from moisture. Selection of the correct roof paint should be done considering the slope and moisture of the roof. For example, if there is ponding, use of coal tar based products can be helpful because they provide a thickness and increase the slope. Acrylics based paints, on the other hand, are not too efficient under standing water.
  • Elastomeric Properties: One of the most important reasons of using metal roof paint is to make use of its elastomeric properties. This refers to a product’s ability to contract or expand with changes in temperature. Under extreme changes in temperature, roof coatings that are rigid can crack and lead to start leaking. Paints with elastic properties can be used to create a hard surface that is resistant to cuts and tears. Polyurethane sealants can be used during repairs for permanent flexibility and superior resistance to weather elements.
  • Energy Efficiency: If you are looking for a cooler roof surface, aluminum based coatings can be used to reflect sunlight. Ceramic coatings are also capable of deflecting heat. It has been observed that these coatings can reflect up to 85 percent of incident solar radiation from any given surface. Extreme changes in temperature cause the metal roofs to expand and contract, and puts the joints under stress. Therefore, in hot climates, solar reflective coatings can be used to limit the temperature changes.
  • Chemical resistance: Using metal roof paint with chemical resistance can be extremely useful under certain conditions. Coatings with polyureas, polyurethanes, coal tar, and silicones are commonly used for this purpose. Resistance to certain chemicals can also be enhanced by applying a primer.
  • Durability: A high quality roof with the proper paint can serve the homeowners two times longer compared to the traditional roofing systems. This significantly cuts down their expense on repair and replacement. These savings can be increased further by protecting the structural integrity of the roof via routine repainting.
  • Aesthetics: Metal roof paints are available these days in many attractive colors. As a result, the homeowners can easily choose colors that blend well with the natural environment or the neighborhood color palate.

Testimonials

We had our roof restoration and roof painting done by Prestige Roof Transformations and we decided to go with dulux products for two reasons: the product is very safe (for our tank water) so we can drink clean water straight off our roof and also for the insulation benefits as it reflect the heat which lowers our energy costs. We are more than happy with the work Prestige Roof Transformations did. Excellent job!

John and Linda Carr – Tinbeerwah Sunshine Coast

We are really pleased with the way the roof turned out because it has been nearly 30 years and our roof was bearing a lot of patches. We have a two storey home and the upstairs was really hot before Prestige Roof Transformation restored our roof. We are very happy about the advice of Prestige Roof Transformations especially about the cool roof system. The new cool roof system came up really well and now we are looking forward for cooler time and environment upstairs. Also, we have a steep roof and Prestige Roof Transformations was really careful about the safety of the men working on the roof which really impressed me. We are so happy about the job they have done!

Julie McKenzie Bli Bli – Sunshine Coast

Highly recommended. Brad assured me that they would start the job once receiving my acceptance of the proposed Commercial Painting works. I was very impressed as they finished the painting before the 3 weeks promised. Everyone on the job was courteous and considerate…… professionalism at its best. Nothing was a problem and I would not hesitate to recommend them to my family or friends.

Olga – Nicklin Way

I’d like to compliment your guys firstly for the quality of their workmanship and in addition the professional manner they have undertaken their work. They moved through the various areas unobtrusively and were very respectful of the privacy of the occupants. It was a pleasure dealing with them throughout the project. My congratulations to both you and your team for encouraging such professionalism.

Sid Ryan – Alexandra Heads

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