If you are looking to improve the appearance of your roof a coat of paint may be all you need. And while painting a roof is a DIY project that homeowners can do on their own, if you want to get it right there are a few mistakes you need to avoid.
Here are 3 roof painting mistakes you need to avoid:
Mistake #1 – Not Properly Preparing The Surface
Before applying roof paint you must first prepare the surface. This means you need to clean the surface thoroughly so the paint will adhere properly. One of the best ways to clean the surface of your roof is by using a pressure washer. It will remove all the gunk off the tiles so you can paint them with ease.
However, you must be careful with the pressure washer as it is extremely powerful. If you use too much pressure you run the risk of damaging the tiles. Always use the lowest pressure setting available. You should also clean the tiles at an angle so you won't erode the top surface of the tiles.
Mistake #2 – Painting Only A Section Of The Roof
By painting only a section of your roof those newly painted tiles become vulnerable to excess moisture. Once the moisture gets under the new paint it can lead to algae and the growth of other microbial matter. This will eventually lead to the paint peeling and the roof once again needing to be painted.
To prevent this from happening it is best you paint the entire roof all at one time. This will give all the tiles a uniform capacity and the ability to resist the effects water can have on the tiles.
Mistake #3 – Not Hiring A Professional Roofer
While roof paint is something you use on your own, if you want it done right it is best you hire a professional. Yes it will cost you a few hundred bucks, but the peace of mind that comes with having it done right makes the added expense well worth it.
Always remember your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Any damage to it could lead to thousands of dollars of out of pocket expenses. Having it painted right the first time around could save you a great deal of time and money in the long run. So if you aren't sure how to do the job right, hire a professional roofer, at A Plus Creative Construction.
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