Roof painting in Melbourne homes first started to come about as early as the 1970’s. Although not very popular, it certainly was a cheaper alternative to a roof replacement. The products used then were all solvent based. The roof coatings had not been perfected yet and quite often, the products would break down and cause unsightly peeling and flaking.
As the roof painting products got better so did the popularity of having a roof painted, and therefore increasing the number of qualified roof painters. By the 1990’s, acrylic versions of the roofing paints were being experimented with. This was a much better system to use for the installers as the paint washed up in water and was easier to clean spills. It was also a benefit to customers as the paint is flexible and it could be stretched a little bit and moved with the house’s foundations. Subsequently the paint is less likely to crack or lift.
In current times, roof painting Melbourne properties are still a great way of rejuvenating a roof without paying a substantial amount for a full replacement. Why would you pay three times the price when the same outcome can be achieved at one third of the price? Why ask for roof restoration repairs when you could ask for roof painters?
Painting metal roofs in Melbourne has become very popular. Colorbond roofs are durable and have a fantastic lasting colour. They will however fade over time and at some point require roof painting. The metal itself is usually in very good condition. There may be signs of some minor surface rust spots but this is easily treated. A metal Colorbond roof of about 25 – 30 years old should not have any rust. The procedure for painting the metal roof is similar to a tiled roof. The products vary slightly however and much more expertise is required to ensure the finish is flawless.
The products used these days are fantastic and come with good warranties. Most roof painters will provide a minimum of 7 years guarantee for most roof painting jobs. The better the quality of paint, the longer the warrantee is. The maximum warrantee for any roofing paint is 12 years. Although it is guaranteed for 12 years, the paint will last much longer and only fade off slowly.
Guardian Roofing are Melbourne’s roof painting experts. Lift the appeal of your property and get your roof in tip top condition. Call us today for a free inspection and quote!