Why paint your roof?

An essential part of home maintenance is the upkeep and preservation of your roof.

Roof painting – curb appeal:

The market price of your home increases with improvements in the curb appeal. If you are looking at selling your property soon, a fresh new coat of paint is your first step.

First impressions count.

With the abundance of homes currently on the market, ensuring that your roof looks good can help increase your property list price. A dull, sagging, or moss-covered roof may be off-putting to potential buyers. Having a damaged exterior brings down the charm of the property, no matter how nice the interior.

Reducing roof repair costs:

On the other hand, when you get your roof painted your roofing contractor will also be able to check for any damage, such as leaks and rust, depending on the type of roofing material.There are many factors that may affect the longevity of a painting project.

These include:

  • The type of paint used
  • The weather conditions at the time of painting
  • The season that the painting takes place

Roof painting and maintenance in Gauteng:

Roofs in Gauteng have a unique issue with regard to the climate. Due to the beautiful sunny winter weather and heavy summer thunderstorms in this region, roof surfaces experience either excessive heat and UV exposure or harsh rains and heavy hail storms throughout the differing seasons.

Sun exposure leads to the roof bleaching over time and can lift or warp roof tiles, this is in large part because of the constant expansion and contraction of the roofing material with the heat and cold. On the other hand, rain and hail can physically chip and break tiles which then require replacement.

How often should a roof be painted?

Ideally, you should get your roof painted every five (5) years, although every roof differs. Painting should be done by a professional roofing contractor to ensure that is it well maintained. Regular roof painting and maintenance also mean minimal cost should any repairs be needed. This is due to the early detection of minor issues to stop them from turning into major issues.

GET A FREE QUOTATION FROM THE EXPERTS

A friendly consultant will arrange a convenient date and time for a representative to meet you on site for a free inspection. No delays – once your quotation is signed and e-mailed back to us, your order will be allocated to one of our professional maintenance teams. We have over 60 vehicles in our fleet, and approximately 2km of ladders!