Home value and curb appeal
Painting your roof is a simple and cost effective way to boost the appearance and value of your home, if you are trying to sell. As mentioned before, your roof is a big chunk of your home’s exterior and buyers will either notice its shabbiness or its newfound shine.
Roof painting can also be a selling feature of the home; buyers will not only be drawn in by the vibrancy of your roof’s colour, but by the fact that they will not have to worry about painting it for a while. Especially when paired with a roof restoration, this can be the difference between a sale and a pass, or even in the amount of money that you receive for your property. In Melbourne’s housing market today, you need all the tools you can in your arsenal; roof painting can be a powerful, cost-effective strategy.
And, even if you’re intending to stay in your home for the foreseeable future, it might be nice to revamp your roof and remind yourself why you fell in love with your house in the first place. You can fix up your home for yourself, too!
The colour of your roof can also play a role in how energy efficient your home can be. Depending on your heating and cooling needs — whether you need to retain more heat indoors or help minimise it — you should paint your roof to help you.
While painting your roof is not guaranteed to bring your costs down, there are studies that support what is known as high-albedo roofing — roofing that reflects heat — and the reduction of energy demand. Lighter-coloured roofs can reflect up to 50% more summer heat gain, meaning that you can cut over a third of your energy use and save on bills. If your home is in need of heating, however, a darker roof is best. Rather than reflecting the sun, the darker colour helps to absorb more heat and keeps more heat inside the home.
Keep on top of your roof repairs
Last, but certainly not least, you should have your roof painted — particularly by a roof expert — as it allows you to keep on top of any damage that may be done to the roof. While preparing the roof for a painting, Melbourne roof painters like the team at Ultra Finish Roofing may notice loose tiles or areas that need repointing/fixing. They will also remove any debris that may be trapped on your roof before painting.
This means that you can get to anything that needs fixing before major damage can be done to your home, saving you money in the long term and ensuring that your home remains secure.
Well, yes. You can. However, the real question here is whether you should.
Painting a roof may look deceptively simple — enough so that many aspiring Melbourne DIYers consider tackling the project themselves. However, there is a number of reasons that you should always consult a professional roof painting team:
It takes longer to paint yourself. Without access to the proper tools — spray equipment that does not leave any marks or uneven coating, and any safety equipment needed, depending on the height/pitch of your roof — roof painting will take you at least twice as long, if not more.
The coverage you can get isn’t as good. Again, without the proper equipment, it’s harder to get the proper coating of colour and all the little details that make your roof stand out.
Safety. Roof painting professionals are experienced and trained to paint on top of your roof, and are far less likely to be injured on the job. If you attempt your own roof painting, you could end up seriously injured, or may not be able to finish due to hard-to-reach areas. The only thing worse than a worn roof is a half-painted one.
In the end, considering the costs and risks associated with painting your own roof, experts would highly recommend getting professional roof painting as it is pretty inexpensive in terms of the value that you get.
To give your roof a new lease on life and having it look just as good as a new roof, call us today at 0421 990 207 or contact us. Our team can do a quick inspection and consultation for you and get started on your roof painting as soon as we can.
For all the roof painting Melbourne residences need, you can be sure that the team at Ultra Finish Roofing can handle all painting, roof repairs and any and all concerns you may have.
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