Roof painting is an extremely popular choice in Melbourne and throughout Australia. This can improve the look of your old roof tiles and possibly add value to your home. The downside is that generally roof coating is easy to spot, looking a little unnatural, and most people realize the old brittle tiles remain underneath. The roof painting will need to be re-done every few years. Several thousand dollars every few years quickly adds up and the real cost of roof painting or roof restoration needs to be considered.
Can Roof Painting Stand up to Australia’s Harsh Climate
The roof is a harsh and fully exposed part of your home. The paint is subject to extreme winds, blistering heat and harsh fading UV rays not to mention acid rain and large hail storms. It is a big ask for a paint to stand up to these punishing elements, year upon year. The roof coating on a metal roof is baked on at the factory not just applied with a spray gun.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company can replace an old tiled roof or metal roof with a brand new American shingle roofing system complete with 30 year manufacturers warranties. The lightweight system can replace all styles of roof with no costly strengthening of the roof frame required. There are no exposed metal valleys and large flashing’s that will rust over time.
When you consider the hidden costs of roof painting, a new asphalt shingle roof is a much cheaper option. The new shingle roof will really stand out from the masses of roof tiles and Colorbond and add considerable value to this often neglected part of the house. Call us for a free shingle roof replacement quotation or for some expert advice. The WA Government have produced a good information sheet on roof painting / roof coating.