Many home improvement projects await you this summer. One of them is repainting your roof. However, this task is easier said than done, especially if your home has metal roofing. With that in mind, try to avoid these mistakes while you work.
Reusing Old Paint
While trying to conserve paint, you may be tempted to reuse old paint. Whether you used this paint to repaint your previous roof, or other parts of your home’s exterior such as the fences, siding, and windows shutters, it won’t work. At least, not as well as using some fresh paint instead. Plus, when you are attempting to repaint metal roofing, you’ll need a different kind of paint entirely. Paint for metal roofing can resist damage from fire, water, insects, and other pests. Paint you use for elsewhere around the house might not be able to boast the same level of protection.
Incorrect Painting Methods
Another mistake that’s easy to avoid is painting incorrectly. Either you use too much paint or too little, or you are not applying it in the way that should do. Read the instructions carefully enough to make sure you are not doing something wrong unintentionally.
Not Maximizing Energy-Efficiency
Energy-efficiency is also becoming more and more of a hot-button issue. You can use your roof to cut your utility bills down to size. The elastomeric coating in metal-roof-specific paint uses special compounds to enhance the energy-efficiency of your metal roofing. The roof becomes more reflective when given this upgrade; you’ll also find that the coating can help prevent leaks in your roof. This attribute is always a plus in rainy weather, which should be expected as spring turns into summer.
Ignoring Further Maintenance
Now that you have successfully repainted your metal roofing, that’s not all you have to do. Although metal roofing is much more durable than other types of roofing, it will still need periodic maintenance. For instance, you need to clean the roof every six months or so. You should also look for cracks in the paint that might expose the roof’s bare surface. Any other surface problems with the repainted metal roof need to be addressed upon discovery before any other issues develop. Luckily, that’s where you can put your trust in the experts from Topper Construction.
Contact Topper Construction Today!
If you’re interested in having skylights, a roof system, siding, or water drainage system installed in your new home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.