There’s no denying that a majority of home-owners pay little, if any attention at all to the roof of their homes. And mostly because only a few of us with a keen eye for detail will see the true condition of your roof. If anything, you can only see it clearly and up close if you take the trouble to climb up on top of the house – like in the case of a small leak. Roof painting and restoration doesn’t just need doing if it looks faded or has some mould on it.
Even though some home-owners may be tempted to ignore it, it should go without saying that any responsible property owner ought to be on the front line of taking timely measures to have the condition of their roof checked on a regular basis, especially once the roof is over ten years old. This can ensure the longevity of their home, including undertaking prompt roof repairs, roof painting and roof restoration as needed.
At the end of the day, the roof forms the first line of defence against weather vagaries such as winds, scorching sun, Brisbane storms, etc. Speaking of which, regular roof painting is not only one of the easiest ways of maintaining the state of a roof but also the cheapest compared to other alternatives such as galvanising or a full structural replacement.
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That said, here’s a quick overview of the often commonly overlooked benefits of hiring a professional roof painter every once in a while.
- Extends the Life of Your Roof
There’s no refuting that regularly applying a protective layer of your roof and making an effort to maintain through regular repainting prevents water from coming into direct contact with the roofing material, be it metal (iron sheets), tiles or otherwise. Have it in the back of your mind that water is considered to be among the most corrosive and damaging natural elements a home owner has to deal with. Hence, it is worth investing a significant effort in keeping this at bay.
- Prevents Repeated Rusting and Corrosion
Contrary to what most people think, rust does more damage to your metal roof than simply lessening its aesthetics value. For starters, rust is a form of oxidation which has the capacity to eat through the roofing structure and weakening its mechanical integrity. Which, of course, explains why badly rusted roofs rarely hold up for more than a few seasons.
Secondly, with rust comes numerous leakages, holes and cracks which only serve to permit the entrance of water especially during a heavy downpour. In severe cases, this water may make its way to the ceiling or metal underneath and weaken it as well. Even worse, it may also come into contact with some of the most vulnerable parts of the house such as the electrical wiring, insulation and the woodwork. For the latter, a termite infestation can often quickly follow.
- Removes Stains and Improves your Property’s Resale Value
Potential buyers will always analyse a home’s aesthetic value, as well as its perceived and functional worth. That’s the reason you will have a harder time disposing of an un-impressionable property, despite the fact that it may be in a leafy part of the town.
As stated earlier, there’s nothing that adds that enticing glamour to your property than a fresh coat of roofing paint. The gleam, astuteness and boldness of a freshly painted roof will attract hordes of potential buyers to your doorstep if you’re looking to sell.
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Dulux AcraTex Roof Membrane Systems
Dulux Acratex membrane is a 100% acrylic coating with for painting roof tiles and metal roofs, and suitable for both residential and commercial roofing applications. Their innovative formula provides a better gloss finish and less chalking so the roof colours stay fresher and have a finish that lasts longer!
The membrane is flexible and has crack bridging ability with anti-carbonisation properties (resists carbon dioxide). This results in excellent roof protection and water resistance with long-term exterior durability. The systems are also suitable for the collection of drinking water from roof run-off. An excellent choice for roof painting Brisbane residential and commercial properties.
For colour choice you can choose from the range of Dulux InfraCOOL® Technology colours or conventional roof colour range.
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RFX Roof Restoration System
RFX by QLD Roofing Supplies is the complete roof restoration package. Great variety of roof colours to choose from with 20 colours available, including heat reflective roof paint options. The system comes with 10 year warranty (when applied by a Registered Roof Applicator) and covers all key requirements for roof restoration and painting, including:
- RFX Roof Treatment and Sterilising;
- RFX Tile Seal;
- RFX Tile Prime; and
- RFX Roof Coating.
Give us a call now and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have, or book in a convenient time for us to come to your hose and do a free quote. We’ll restore your old tired roof to look striking and new again.