Steel roofs are a well-known Aussie icon, and we’ve all experienced the relaxing sound of raindrops upon a metal roof. But if your metal roof is in need of repair, and not keeping water out, the sound of rain could be a source of worry and concern, as moisture infiltrates your roof and eventually your home.
Mr Highlights specialises in cleaning, painting and full restoration of steel roofs across the Northern suburbs of Brisbane. Whether your roof is corrugated, Colourbond, metal or zinc, Mr Highlights knows how to get the most out of your metal roof, through his quality roof restoration work. This involves repairing, cleaning, rust treatment and a roof membrane application to get your roof back to looking as good as when it was first fitted.
- Repair – The first step of a metal roof restoration is to inspect all aspects of the roof for leaks, and secure any loose sheets and flashings. This can mean looking inside the house at ceiling areas that might be showing signs of water leakage to ascertain exactly which metal sheets may be damaged. If any of the roof sheets are in poor condition, they are replaced with new sheets. The rusted nails and screws are replaced with quality fittings to ensure that the sheets are firmly secured and there are no areas for leakage to occur.
- Cleaning – The roof is cleaned with a high pressure cleaner to remove rust, scale, dirt, moss, fungus and any other debris that could cause it to deteriorate over time. It also prepares the roof for the application of the membrane.
- Rust treatment and membrane application – If there is rust found anywhere on the metal roof a rust treatment is applied to ensure that the roof is watertight. It can also be beneficial in providing a surface for the membranes and primers to adhere to.
Your roof is the first point of contact for the weather, and every day and night it protects your home and you from the elements. Over time your roof can start to show signs of aging, wear and tear or may sustain damage from high winds and other weather events. It is also the first thing that people notice as they drive up the street to park at your house, so it is worth putting in some effort to ensure that it is in optimal condition. Usually after about 15 years, it is time look at having your roof restored to ensure that it continues to serve its function, without allowing the elements to damage the internal parts of your home.
At Mr Highlights we have over 20 years’ worth of experience in the roofing industry and are adept at doing full roof restorations of concrete tile roofing. After about 15 years your roof will start to outwardly show signs of deterioration, which can include fading of colour, brittle bridge capping, a build-up of lichen and mould growth, and the tiles will become harder to clean. Underneath the surface there could be leaks which can deteriorate the ceilings, walls and structural integrity of your house. A roof restoration from Mr Highlights will not only transform your home by highlighting its beauty, but will give you peace of mind of knowing that your roof is in the best condition that it can be.
- Replace Broken Tiles
- High Pressure Cleaning
- Re-bed Ridge Capping (if required)
- Re-point Ridge Capping
- Sterilise Surface (if required)
- Apply Primer/Sealer
- Apply New Roof Membrane (2 coats)
For quality roof restorations using the best materials available and carried out by experienced roof technicians, Mr Highlights is the people’s choice for the suburbs of North Brisbane and its surrounding areas. For a free quote call us today and let us show you how we completely transform your home with a roof makeover.
Having your roof repaired regularly is an important part of home maintenance that Mr Highlights can take care of for you. When you have a roof restoration done, it will entail the full work of repair, cleaning, sealing and repainting, but for some people this can be an expense that they are still working towards. In the meantime, if you are not in a position to have the full job done, it is important to have your roof regularly inspected and repaired to prevent small repairs becoming large costly jobs.
In the same way that we have our cars serviced regularly to catch small problems at the onset and prevent them from becoming large problems, our roofs are the same. Conducting regular roof inspections and repairs is important to ensure that everything is working as it should be and there are no sneaky areas allowing the elements under the roof.
In the event of a branch or debris falling onto your roof, it could crack a tile, or damage a roof sheet, which would need to be repaired before wet weather sets in. Catching a repair job at this early stage could mean the difference between the cost of replacing a tile and facing a whole lot of damage to the woodwork inside. A small crack in a tile could be fixed easily if it is caught at the early stages but if too much water is able to get inside your home it could cause a lot of damage to the internal parts of your house.
Because the Mr Highlights team have over 20 years’ worth of experience working in the roofing industry, we know what to look for and how to keep your roof at its best. For a free quote phone us today and organise an inspection of your roof.
Mr Highlights recognises that an important part of roof maintenance is regular cleaning, to keep your roof looking great, but also to prevent long term problems that may arise over time if left unchecked. Apart from looking its best, another important aspect of roof cleaning is to ensure that there is no build-up of mould, lichen or debris that can weaken your roof, or cause decay. In the long run, regular roof cleaning will save you money and can prevent expensive costly repairs later. At Mr Highlights we use high pressure cleaning to remove all dirt, growth and debris that could contribute to deterioration, so you get the most out of your roof for longer.
More Efficient Heating and Cooling
Dirt, growths and other build-up on the roof can affect the heating and cooling efficiency of the home. When we think of heating and cooling, we often think about windows and insulation. But some of the different algae’s that grow on roofs can contribute to heat retention within the home, which could affect how efficiently your home stays cool during summer.
Reduce Damp and Mould
Regular cleaning prevents a build-up of moisture and damp that can make its way through the roof and into the home, which can cause the woodwork and internal areas to deteriorate over time. During the summer months where we experience the summer storms, the combination of water and heat can become the perfect breeding ground for mould, so regular cleaning and sealing is an excellent preventative measure.
Prevent Cracked Tiles
If you have ever looked on you’re a roof and noticed a tree growing out of the gutter, you might have wondered how it came to be there. When birds eat fruits from the trees their excrement often contains the seeds which can take root and begin to grow in the most unusual places. Unfortunately as these plants grow their branches and roots can infiltrate under roof tiles, causing them to crack and allow water to get into the home underneath. Regular roof cleaning can prevent this from happening.
Exterior and Interior Painting
Everyone loves the look and feel of a new house, with its new fittings, perfect paintwork and sleek lines. Over time, with normal wear and tear, many house paints will crack or fade due to UV light and exposure to the elements, but as Mr Highlights customers have found, a new coat of paint can transform a home, giving it a new lease on life.
Mr Highlights brings over 20 years’ experience to roof maintenance, exterior and interior painting and we have learnt what materials work best. As a member of the Master Painters Association we stay up to date on the latest surface coating technology so we can pass on this knowledge to our customers. At Mr Highlights we use the highest quality paint for both the interior and exterior surfaces of your home, and provide a 10 year warranty on all of our work.
When it comes to roof painting we have found that some brands just don’t live up to their name or the grand promises that they make in their advertising. Our research and experience has taught us which brands work the best, so we use quality paint from Nutech to ensure that the work we do, stays looking its best over the long term. This gives us peace of mind in knowing that we are treating our customer’s roofs as well as we would our own.
For roofs we use Nutech’s quality TileFlex paint which has unique self-cleaning nano technology formula, which creates a ‘Tefflon’ like surface, available in a variety of colours that not only look fantastic, but repel dirt. It has a higher gloss component, so it looks great goes on glossy and stays looking newer for longer. For more information about the other revolutionary products that we use or to organise a free quote contact Mr Highlights today.
Heat Reflective Roof Paint
For those who do not enjoy the heat, the Summer months can be a really trying time. Often our cooling bill goes up dramatically and we spend a lot of effort trying to find ways to escape from the heat. You might think that the best you can do is install an air conditioner or more ceiling fans, but the answer could be in the type of paint you choose for your roof. The innovative folks at Nutech have been working with surface coatings for roof and cement for over 40 years, and have had some interesting technological breakthroughs in their product range. At Mr Highlights we like to introduce our customers to the latest innovations so they can get the most out of their roof makeover.
One of the quality Nutech products Mr Highlights uses is the Nutech Cool Zone heat reflective roof coating, a thermal protection technology that reflects the heat of the sun away from your roof. This makes it more efficient and saves you money on heating and cooling costs.
We are all aware that colour plays a role in the temperature of a surface, and dark colours will absorb heat, while light colours reflect it. In terms of roofs, the darker the colour of roof paint, the more heat will be drawn into the roof cavity, and into the home below. Unfortunately some Council’s have regulations that prevent you from using light colours on your roof, to prevent glare to neighbours and reduce environmental impact, which leaves you to choose from the brown, green, red and ochre colours. But thankfully the folks at Nutech have developed the Cool Zone Heat Reflective Roof Coating that reduces the amount of heat that your roof absorbs, leaving the house below as cool as possible. Depending on the chosen colour, this paint can reflect anywhere from 35 – 91% of the sun’s heat before it hits your roof, which is a significant reduction.
All Pressure Wash Cleaning Surfaces
If you have ever seen the transformation of an area after pressure cleaning, you will understand why Mr Highlights recommends having your home pressure washed on a regular basis. As well as keeping your house looking fresh and clean, pressure wash cleaning is also a valuable tool in prolonging the life of your house by removing any debris and plant life that could cause damage and deterioration if left to grow.
- Transform a grimy exterior and make your home stand out from the rest.
- Regular pressure wash cleaning keeps insects, dirt and grime to a minimum.
- Prevent unsightly cracks from forming due to mildew and mould.
- Prevent people from slipping on mouldy concrete surfaces, especially around pool areas.
- Remove chemicals and oils from surfaces.
- Prepare surfaces for new paint and other surface coatings.
Pressure wash cleaning is an important part of any and all home makeovers. When we are preparing to repair or paint a surface first we need to remove all the dirt and grime from the surface to ensure a smooth, sleek finish. Another important aspect of pressure cleaning a surface is that it prepares it for the new product by removing any of the old chemicals and surface elements. This prevents an adverse chemical reaction occurring between the old and new surface coating, and ensures that the new surface coating goes on as cleanly as it can for the perfect finish.
At Mr Highlights we enjoy the opportunity to transform your home back to its original glory and you’ll be amazed how something as simple as a good pressure wash clean can bring out the colour and life of your home and its surrounds. Often people wait until a special occasion to get their home looking as great as it can, but we believe there’s no better time than the present, to make your home sparkle as new, so call us today for a free quote.