There are various reasons why people consider painting roofs. I do not do any roof painting – so my opinions here may be a bit biased. …But here goes…
- Painting of colorbond roofs: If the colour of the existing roof is not to your liking, then you can repaint it.
- Painting of rusty metal roofs: This is only a temporary fix. Rust can never be completey ‘killed off” by a rust converter and soon the rust spots will bubble through the new paint work. And who treats and paints the laps where the worst rust happens? When the old metal roof sheeting have end joints, the new paint can obstruct the drainage. Suddenly you get a roof leak where it has never happened before….
- Painting of terracotta tiled roofs: See the painted roof tile in the image gallery above. This is why a lot of painters do not paint glazed terracotta roofs any more. The painters who painted this roof have quietly “disappeared”. If you want to know why, check out the You Tube video below showing a failed painted terracotta tile roof:
- Painting of concrete tiled roofs: Painters have a better chance with concrete tiled roofs. Fresh paint will stick well to worn concrete roof tiles that are cleaned well and primed. But excessive paint in the wrong areas can still bring on the new leak on a ‘restored’ roof. What ever you do, don’t let the painter/roofer who repaired this roof on your premises!
watch the video to find out why:
- Painting of gutters: Gutters are usually painted to match certain parts of the house. Colorbond only comes in a limited range of colours and you may want a special -non colorbond colour for the gutters. There is no reason to paint the inside of the gutters – only the outside can be seen – and this is the only side that has to be painted.