Painting and waterproofing my Home’s roof

Who will paint and waterproof my roof?

All roofing systems require regular maintenance, be it tiles or zink there is no exception. An inspection done by a qualified roofing contractor and routine maintenance will sustain your roof from leaks and keep your roof in a prime condition.

Choose wisely when deciding on a roofing company. It is very important that the problem areas are identified and treated correctly.

Three key factors to consider prior to appointing a contractor is preparation, application, and products.

Preparations:

TILE ROOFS

Waterproof prevents leaks and painting protect your roof.  Tile roofs are made from cement and can be hotbeds for algae. They need to be washed to remove all fungus and treated with a suitable bonding liquid. If preparation is not done correctly it will cause future paint peeling.

ZINC ROOFS

Zinc Roof painting is not a luxury but a necessity. The galvanized or chromadeck wears over time and this will leave the metal exposed to rust. The rust needs to be removed from the zinc and treated with correct chemicals and primer prior to painting.  

 Application

Be certain and understand what maintenance is required before applying waterproofing as there are different application methods. There are two painting methods: a spray on and brush on method. The brush on is better value for money applied by trained professional painters. This method can cause leaks should it not be done correctly.

Products

Using superior products are vital to a successful roof repair. Most painting companies only guarantee their labor and not the product. It is crucial to have a product and workmanship/labor guarantee

Good luck with your home improvement project!

Remember that a leak-free roof is the most valuable part of any property.

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