July 9, 2024

Why It’s Important to Paint your Tile Roof

Tile roof painting and roof restoration are integral to maintaining the integrity and look of your home. As well as improving your house’s street appeal, it’s a form of maintenance that preserves the integrity of your roof tiles and protects them – and your home – from the elements.

As roof tiles age they can increasingly absorb moisture, flake and peel, resulting in fretting, greater heat absorption, and the growth of algae and moss. Roof restoration will help seal the tiles and protect your roof from staining, weathering, and further damage.

Regardless of whether you have concrete or terracotta tiles, the roof painting process involves roof preparation, then the selection of a primer and sealer, dependent on the type and state of your tiles, and finally the roof will be painted with either a gloss or satin room membrane, based on your preference.

Tile Roof Painting Preparation

Before painting, it’s very important to have your roof inspected to ensure it’s in good condition. Missing and cracked tiles need to be replaced before painting commences. If you have any areas of lichen, moss, or mould these need to be removed with a pressure washer or stuff brush before painting.

If your roof pointing is cracked, then your roof may also require repointing and rebedding. In many cases, the original bedding can be left in place, and the cap tiles repointed. However, if the original tile bedding has failed, all cap tiles will need to be removed and the bedding replaced.

How Much Does It Cost to Paint Roof Tiles

The cost of painting roof tiles varies greatly and is dependent on a number of factors. These include your roof size, the quality of your tiles, and whether there is damage to be repaired. Use a quality Brisbane roofing company to assess the current state of your roof and provide an accurate roof preparation and painting cost.

Choosing the Right Roof Tile Colour

It can be daunting to choose your roof colour given the huge range of roof tile colour choices available! Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your roof tile colour options:

Take into account your neighbourhood

Consider the colour and style of other roofs in your neighbourhood: if you want to blend in, choose a similar colour; if you want to stand out, select a different colour!

Consider your house exterior colour

Ideally, the colour of your roof should complement the rest of your house, not clash with it.

Choose colours consistent with your home’s architecture.

A contemporary home might benefit from a bright colour, however, traditional Brisbane houses may be better suited to more subtle, traditional tile colours.

Consider the lighter colours in hot climates

Light colours reflect heat and help keep your home cooler in hot Brisbane summers. In contrast, dark colours absorb the heat and make it more challenging to cool.

Consider choosing a colour that exists within the Dulux Acratex range

It is much easier to match other house features such as gutters, garage doors, etc., if you use a Colorbond range colour for your roof paint.

How long does roof tile painting last?

A professional, quality roof tile painting job should last around fifteen years and all Dulux Acrartex offers a 15-year product performance warranty. Regular roof maintenance including roof cleaning, minimises potential water damage and leaks, and annual roof inspections can also extend the life of your paint job.

Contact Gutter and Roof Repairs if you want to protect the integrity of the roof with a quality roof restoration and bring new life to your home.

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