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How Long Should Metal Roof Paint Last?

Metal roof coatings and metal roofs are an option that has increased dramatically in popularity over the last few years. This probably has to do with the fact that this is among the best of the roofing solutions currently available that is constantly focused on durability and sustainability. These roofing systems are much cheaper to manufacture, engineer, and install when compared to the traditional roofs. 

The cool metal roofs also reduce solar-heat gain, annually lowering cooling costs, while the resilience of these metal materials offers a favourable way to maintain the advantages that a metal roof can offer you through its life-span, which includes significant cost savings. 

How to Maintain Your Metal Roof

In the majority of cases, the correct surface preparation along with applying the correct coating is usually all that is needed to ensure the metal roof remains in a condition that is easy to maintain. A re-coating of these roofs should be followed up every 2 to 4 years to ensure the roof remains in optimal condition and to extend the overall life-span of the roof. Now if you would like to know more about why it is important to carry on re-painting your metal roof, below are some valuable tips from our painters. 

Your roof is what protects your home against outdoor elements. If you are not keeping up with regular maintenance, you are leaving your house vulnerable to the elements such as wind, extreme heat, rain, violent storms, and hail. When you apply the right product to your roof every 2 to 4 years, which in this case would be an oil-based or acrylic coating, or an elastomeric system every 5 to 10 years, your roof will remain in good condition, while continuing to protect your home from inclement weather which would otherwise result in your structures deteriorating in a number of different ways. 

Another option to Maintain Your Roof – Recoating

Re-coating also costs a lot less than having to replace your metal roof. At some stage, your roof will not be able to take another layer of coating and it will then need replacing, but until this stage, re-coating can offer you a number of years of additional service. 

A well-maintained roof increases the resale value of your home. It is obvious that buyers are more interested in homes that are well-maintained. A metal roof that is re-coated on a regular basis is a significant selling point, regardless of who the buyer may be.

Energy Savings – Metal roofs have the ability to save up to 50% on your energy bills for a home. Today, there are various coating systems for metal roofs that are designed to reflect solar heat away from your home, which helps to keep your home much cooler over the summer months. Metal is also a 100% recyclable material. This will mean that old roofs do not land up in the landfills. 

When you have your roof inspected and then repainted by professional and experienced painting contractors, you will know what type of condition your roof is in, and ensure that the roof remains in the best condition for many years to come. 

If you’ve got a metal roof or are interested in getting your old roof re-painted, contact Mr. Highlights Roofing today!