How Often Should You Paint & Seal Your Tiled Roof?
Tile roof painting generally comes when a full roof restoration has been carried out. It is the finishing touch and can make a huge difference to the look/style of your property, help with curb appeal and also assist with the longevity of your roof.
The quality of roof paint can make a big difference in the finish and long-lasting result when painting your roof. We use Dulux roof paint which is one of Australia’s most trusted and well-known paint suppliers. A three-coat paint system is applied to your cement tiled roof starting with a primer/sealer and then two colour coats. We generally suggest applying a gloss or semi-gloss paint as the bare tiles already have a matte finish so the colour wouldn’t stand out as much if a matte paint is applied.
We have access to all colours in the Dulux range however can provide a chart of the most popular colour choices to help with your decision. We also have the ability to colour match if there is a specific colour you are looking for when you are ready to paint your roof.
How to prepare your roof for painting:
To get the roof prepped for tile roof painting or sealing, we will need to complete a high-pressure wash (with water only, no chemicals) and then complete any necessary repairs. Repairs could include replacing any broken tiles, re-bedding, re-pointing, valley renewal or replacement and any timber repairs. If you are looking to replace your gutters and downpipes, we suggest doing so prior to painting the roof as well.
A fresh coat of paint can help protect your roof tiles from breaking down due to moisture penetration and leaks, ultimately expanding its lifespan. If the tiles on your roof have not been painted or treated for a long time, there is a chance they will be to pores or brittle to restore and paint. In this situation a Colorbond roof replacement would be recommended to you for the longevity of your roof.
Terracotta roofs are prone to moss/lichen growth. There is a shallow root, which is why it penetrates damp roof surfaces. This is commonly seen in shaded areas (such as an area with many trees) since it retains more moisture. You can apply a mould resistant treatment to your roof once all the moss/lichen has been washed off, this does not permanently stop the moss from growing back but does slow down the process.
Moss and lichen are not just unpleasant to look at, but there is also a change it can cause damage to your roof if left untreated. Since quality roof coatings help prevent mould and mildew from forming, they are definitely considered as beneficial to its longevity.
For a more in-depth explanation on Roof Restorations and Tile Roof Painting you can take a look at Roof Painting and sealing & Roof Restorations. Our Roof restoration page has a step by step process on how we carry out a Roof Restoration whereas our Roof painting page has some detailed information on our step by step painting and sealing process.
A roof specialist should be the one to carry out the painting or sealing of your roof as there could be other items along the way that may need to be repaired. At Roof Guard we provide a 10-year workmanship warranty so you can feel at ease if anything were to happen within this time frame we will be able to help and remedy the problem.
Ultimately, we suggest tile roof painting or sealing approximately every 15 - 20 years or when maintenance is completed to ensure you get long lasting wear out of it.
Roof Guard has completed many roof paints since opening their doors over 8 years ago. We have had many satisfied customers over the years as you will see by checking out our Google Review here. If you have any questions about your roof, feel free to contact our friendly team.