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Refresh Your Roof

When it comes to painting to update your home, you may not immediately think of the roof of your house. Usually, the last thing we look at, the roof can be often forgotten. However, the roof is your first point of protection against the elements and can become worn faster than the other parts of your place with dints, knicks, scratches and chips. Painting your roof can protect and enhance it, bringing your roof and your home to life!

Having a roof that has been freshly painted can really help update the overall look and feel of your home, while providing cohesion to the design. So, while the August winds pick up and the days are drier, why not refresh your roof with Paint Place!

It is often recommended to paint your roof every 10-15 years as the coating (otherwise known as the roof membrane) breaks down due to exposure to the elements, leaving the base bare and subjected to the weather. Using good quality roof paint adds protection over your base material, preventing UV rays, moisture and debris from directly damaging your roof, and extending its lifespan. Additionally, a freshly painted roof can add value to your home if you are looking to sell!

We are seeing lots of renovators painting their roofs with the same colour as their window trims to achieve a matching look, and are seeing the rise of the bold, earth tone trends. These nature-inspired trends can add dynamic variation to the home’s palette while remaining relatively neutral and cohesive.

Painting your roof can be dangerous, so make sure you either hire a professional and/or invest in quality safety equipment.

Here at Paint Place, we carry an extensive range of roof coating products that adhere to metal roofs, glazed terracotta tiles, concrete and even asbestos. We also exclusively carry Roofmax paint, which is an affordable, quality Roof Coating system designed to protect and enhance the street appeal of your home.

Some tips:

  • Roofs can be painted with brushes, rollers or spray paint, so choose whatever will suit your roof the best!

  • Roofs can be made from a variety of materials such as terracotta, concrete, metal, galvanised metal, masonry or Colourbond – make sure you pick a paint that will adhere to your personal roof.

  • Pick a clear day with a few days forecast of sun to ensure your new coats of paint will be dried correctly.

  • Clean and inspect the roof for serious damage before you begin.

  • Prime the roof with a quality primer, and seal after you have painted with your colour.

  • To ensure optimal colour selection, paint some eaves with your options and see which looks better with the overall colour scheme of your home.

Head on down to your local Paint Place to chat with an expert about painting your roof! And while you're at it, ask about Paint Place's newest range: Roofmax! Perfect for your next roofing project.


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