There are a couple of things that you need to consider when you’re about to paint your roof. Having a roof painting contractor is one of the best places to start. However, hosing the suitable paint for your roof material and in an ideal colour will help. Even with that, there are more considerations you need to make at this stage.
There are a few roof paint features that could prove useful, and these features can help protect your roof and keep it in an ideal condition for years to come.
What Are the Features That You Need to Look Into?
Roof painting isn’t only about changing the colour of your roof or protecting the top layer. Roof painting can also help waterproof and weather-proof your roof and home.
Therefore, you need to use a paint that won’t degrade or lose colour during harsh weather conditions. The main thing you need to do is find one that will waterproof the layer of your roof. The paint you go for needs to create a protective layer from water getting into building structures.
Another thing is that that paint needs to also be able to handle sunlight and UV rays. Paint that is designed to have resistance to UV and sunlight rays is less likely to experience damage or colour loss. Additionally, couple this with reflective protection, the paint will reflect light and heat away from your roof. Reflective protection also protects the paint itself and also helps keep roofs and homes cooler during summer months.
Newly painted roofs have a stunning look to them. But, roofing naturally gets dirty and dust and dirt will settle on the surface over time. The diets and grime will always be more noticeable when you have dry spells without much rain. With this being said, it’s not always that roofs will buff up perfectly after the rain. There are times when dirt and dust will stick instead of washing away – dulling out the paint colour and further making the roof look dirtier.
At times, paints will have self-cleaning properties. Either they will reduce friction on the paint’s surface or they’ll use nano-tech to enable the surface texture to clean itself. Painted surfaces with less friction and are smoother, then they’ll be harder for dirt and other particles to stick on them or get caught on the roof. Anything that does make its way onto the roof will be able to wash away more easily during heavy rains.
With nano particles, changing the surface area of the paint Coating is essential. They can easily and effectively roughen up the texture of the roofing instead of making it smooth. Therefore, dirt and dust will be less likely to hold onto the roof; they will be more likely to get caught on the particles and get washed away.
Growth Prevention Properties
Algae, moss, mold and lichen are all growths that can easily settle on roofs. With the amount of sunlight and moisture that roof experience, your newly painted roofing can ultimately become a field of fungus and even plants.
Whenever something starts to grow on your roof, you need to get a contractor to get rid of. You can DIY cleaning the fungus or moss, they’ll most likely return. Traces of growth or change in the growing condition on your roofing can be easily be removed by a roofing contractor too. If you leave these untouched, they’ll damage your roof.
It makes better sense to look into your roofing paint and make sure it comes with anti-fungal and anti-mould properties.
So, it makes sense to look for a roof paint that has anti-fungal and anti-mould properties. If a paint contains chemicals that kill or inhibit this kind of growth, then you have a better chance of keeping your roof clear.
At Diotte Coating Services we pride ourselves in providing exceptional roofing painting and coating services. Our work aims to please each and every need of our clients. When you’re ready to give your roof its needed facelift, call us!