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Sprucing Up the Roof with Paint

Sprucing Up the Roof with Paint

There are multiple types of roof shingles you can have on your home. Whether your shingles consist of asphalt, wood shake, composite, or tile, keeping them in good repair is imperative to protecting your home.

Tile roofs stand apart with their own distinct appearance. They have long been a favorite in home design, and some of them can actually be quite old. If you are looking to spruce up your roof without having to completely replace the tiles, there are a few steps you can take. One possibility is painting.

Roof Painting Prep

Before beginning, carefully evaluate the condition of the tiles. You want to be sure restoring them is worth your while and that the roof is not in need of replacement. A professional roofing contractor will be a better judge of this, and you can learn from their experience when receiving free estimates.

If the tiles are in good condition, begin by thoroughly cleaning the tiles with a pressure washer. A pressure washer can remove mold and mildew and can make the tiles look clean and fresh for up to eight months. After the tiles are completely dry, look for any cracked or broken ones that should be replaced. If the tiles are concrete, a sturdy concrete stain is sufficient. If the tiles are clay, you should contact the manufacturer to learn about what products are available for re-coloring. There are sturdy acrylic industrial strength roof paints you can apply, but the paints will not hold-up for very long.

Often times, these paints contain strong VOCs. Protect your health by wearing the proper protective gear, and never apply with windy conditions.

Painting a roof can be quite an undertaking, and will involve special equipment and sometimes treacherous heights. If you want to leave the dirty work up to a professional, then request free estimates from prescreened roofing contractors in your area today.

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