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Roof Painting Tips: All You Need to Know Before Painting a Roof

on April 20, 2016

Most home owners overlook roof when maintaining their home, hoping no one would ever notice those shingles over their head. Contrary to their belief, a roof makes a major part of any house and influences the appearance of its exterior. Giving your roof a fresh coat of paint as part of the home maintenance project, can totally transform the façade and enhance the aesthetic value of the entire home.

However, before you drag the spray gun to the top of your house, it is necessary that the surface of roof is prepared well for painting. So, here we have a couple of handy tips that will make sure the job is done properly and the end product is exactly what you visualised.

  • Identify the kind of material your roof is made of. Knowing the roof material would help assess the kind of paint and techniques that should be used, the maintenance work required and painting effort and time you can expect to invest.
  • Before you actually get started, have all the dirt, debris and leaves removed from the surface to ensure the roof is in good condition to paint. Not to mention, repair damaged areas, scratches and leaks so that the paint adheres to the surface of your properly.
  • It’s important to not only choose roof paint colours that complement the aesthetic details of your house, but also pick the type that suits your roofing materials. Picking the right paint would make the job much easier and help get a smooth, quality finish.
  • In addition to paint colour and type, it is advisable to calculate the amount of paint required depending on the surface to be painted. Generally, two coats of paint would do when painting a roof. Moreover if you’re not on a DIY spree, you can seek a professional help get the right amount, colour and type of paint for your roofing material.

Apart from paint colour and amount, a painting professional can help you with paint strategies, brushing techniques and the painting tools and materials that you might not have any idea about being a DIYer. Just make sure you have a certified, trained expert by your side in order to make the most out of your invested time and money.

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