Painting a tile or tin roof is a cost-effective way to get back the polished look of a brand new roof, as opposed investing in a complete roof replacement.
Before you can begin selecting your ideal paint colours, the first step is to assess the roofs current condition and plan the preparation required for repainting the roof.
During the pre-painting inspection, the Vivify roofing team will identify:
- any damaged roof tiles or tin sheets
- crack or missing mortar
- moss buildup that requires additional cleaning
- any existing paint that may be flaking off
- Condition of valleys that may be rusted and flashing.
Some tile roofs may even require ridge cap restoration prior to painting.
Painting a concrete tile roof
Concrete roof tiles are amongst the strongest and durable types of roofing materials. Over many years it will show signs of ageing and the paint may begin to fade or flake off in areas.
A roof with severely worn paint and faded colour can look unsightly, and this is the time when most people will decide to get their concrete tile roof repainted.
The colour is applied to concrete tiles during the manufacturing process, and at times cement and pigment are mixed to form a more consistent colour through the tile.
Many reputable companies in Australia manufacture high-quality paints, primers, sealers and coatings for different types of concrete tile roofs and weather conditions, most notably the harsh Australian climate, high level of UV and ever-changing weather that we experience in Melbourne.
At vivify roofing we use top quality paints ideally suited for your particular roof.
There are many aspects involved when repainting a concrete tile roof such as water pressure, the pressure of the water jet needs to be correctly set while cleaning the roof before applying paint as too much pressure can wear the tile down and remove more than just the old paint.
Painting a terracotta tile roof
Clay is the primary material in terracotta tiles. Terracotta tiles are lightweight and highly durable. A house with terracotta tile roofing adds value to your property.
Due to prolonged weathering, a terracotta tile loses its glaze and beauty over time and thus needs to be washed and maintained. A coating of quality roof tile paint not only enriches the look of the tiles but protects it from dirt, mould, fungus and other debris. Thus, increases the durability of the tiles.
Like concrete tile painting, terracotta tile painting first needs specialised cleaning using high-pressure water jets before applying the paint.
Vivify roofing’s team of roof painters understand the individual needs of your terracotta tile roof and uses the most suitable and best quality paint, primers and coatings.
Once the painting is done the roof will be restored back to its original look. Roof painting cost is always less than complete roof restoration.
Painting a colorbond roof
Did you know its possible to change the colour of a colorbond roof with repainting? Colorbond is a very durable material and last decades. Some scenarios may have caused premature wear to the coating, or you may just want to change the colour.
Like all roof painting, Painting a colorbond roofing could be challenging and not as easy as tile painting.
Colorbond has a specific process for successful paint application.
Colorbond roof repainting requires high-pressure washing at 4000psi and if any existing coating is work a metal etch primer will be applied.
Failure to correctly prepare a colorbond roof will result in poor adhesion of the paint.
Some colorbond paints even come with heat reflective additives that help in heating and cooling properties.
A lot of different attractive colors are available in the market for tin, colorbond and tile roof repainting. Colors are always subjective. Different people have different taste.
The color can be selected on the basis of the surrounding, design of the house and the roof as well as particular taste. You can check out our extensive color palette and choose the one that best suits you.
We have all the popular contemporary, classic as well as matt color options that come in a wide spectrum of shades. All the coatings have been tested in Australian weather conditions.
Worried about water running off into water tanks? No stress! Vivify Roofing uses coatings that are safe to collect drinking water.
The Vivify Roofing team use and recommend Premier Roof Coatings range of paints.
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Can I paint a rusty tin roof?
Many homes around Melbourne have an existing tin roof that may be rusted, and a colorbond conversion is not within budget.
Depending on the condition of your tin roof it may be possible to paint the roof after a thorough cleaning of the rust.
There are different types of the severity of rust on a tin roof that will determine if it is in a condition suitable for repainting.
The Vivify Roofing team can get rid of any loose surface rust by using high-pressure water jet. After cleaning the roof with a high-pressure water jet, a etch primer is required to ensure maximum adhesion of the new paint. The etch primer will cover the entire the roof.
Once the primer has completely cured, the new paint of your chosen colour is then applied. A lot of high-quality coatings are available in the Australian market and offers a guarantee of up to 7 years and warranty spanning 20 years depending on product selection and the roofs previous condition.
Vivify roofing takes pride in its experienced team, advanced equipment and service. Vivify roofing is an expert in roof painting services. With most advanced logistic, experienced team and quality service Vivify roofing has delivered a vast number of successful repainting projects throughout Melbourne.
We provide roof painting services to the north, eastern and southern suburbs of Victoria from Diamond Creek, Greensborough, Camberwell, Ringwood down to Frankston, Mornington, Sorrento and Portsea.
Contact Vivify roofing today on 1300 475 097 to have the best repainting service at an affordable price.