Roofing

Paint Your Metal Roof to Change its Color

You can change the color of a metal roof. If you want to change the color of the metal roof, you must do it correctly. The best way to change the color of your metal roof is to take a color chip to your local home improvement store. They will use that information to find the right color of paint for your house.

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When Can a Metal Roof be Repainted?

All types of metal roofing can be repainted. However, it should be noted that new metal roofs should not be changed for at least six months as they need time to weather. Before painting a metal roof, though, you must also prepare it for the process ahead by removing mildew, dirt, and any loose paint that may be left over from the original paint job. Use a jet power wash to completely remove the old paint and rust from your vehicle. It’s a good idea to do this when you first get the vehicle, before you put any additional miles on it. Doing it this way will not only give the exterior a clean, new look, but also protect the interior of your vehicle against the elements.

How to Repaint a Metal Roof

After cleaning the metal roof with a power wash, you should select the right process to paint the roof. The first step is to select the right type of paint. An acrylic latex paint is best suited for this application. You can also use a combination of oil based alkyd paint and a galvanized metal primer if desired.

With so many brands to choose from, it’s important to look for a paint that offers the attributes you require. Water, fire, insect repellent and uv (ultraviolet) protection are all properties you may seek in a bug shield.

You can use a sprayer to provide a fast, even coat on steeped and flat roofs. Alternatively, there are rollers and paintbrushes designed especially for metal that will quickly and easily give you the coverage you need. Usually only a few coats are needed, and you can be sure it’s time to stop when the job is complete. If you’re concerned about safety, you can always hire a professional to do this work for you.

Maintenance Tips

Loyal to a material because of the low cost of maintenance is a wise decision. However, a little TLC will go a long way to prolong the life of your roof. By staying loyal to this material, you’ll be adding several more years of use to your roof.

The best way to keep your car clean is to wash it once every six months with a mild detergent and a soft cloth. It will remove debris and dirt, prevent corrosion and paint damage and give you an opportunity to check for and repair minor dings and dents.

You may still wish to paint the roof once every few years to maintain the fresh look, but you’ll no longer have to worry about replacing the roof. Perfect.

Judith Barnes

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