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Metal roofs are all the rage right now. But that’s not the only reason why you should consider one for your home. They’re also durable, long-lasting, and visually appealing. They’ll boost your home’s curb appeal considerably, whether you’re looking to eventually sell or be the newest envy of your neighbors.
But what about painting a metal roof? You’re probably wondering how you can and the best way to go about it. Luckily, you’ve found our blog about how to paint a metal roof. Read more for our step-by-step guide whether you’re looking to paint corrugated metal, standing seam, or a rusty metal roof. You can also contact our Legacy Service team at 215-798-9790 or visit us at https://legacyusa.com/contact/ to get started today.
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Yes! You can paint metal roofs, but if you have a new and unpainted one, we suggest allowing it to weather for at least six months before you begin painting it. However, if the project can’t wait, make sure you wash oils and other remains of the galvanizing process off with vinegar.
When you are ready to paint it, make sure you prepare its surface correctly by choosing the right primers, paints (spray or other), and sealants as well as applying the products correctly. When done right, it can help extend its life and make your house more energy-efficient.
We probably don’t have to tell you this, but metal roof painting provides plenty of benefits for your home’s exterior. They include:
Longer lifespan – Metal roofs already tend to have a longer lifespan in general than other types of roofs (especially asphalt shingles). And the good news is that painting them can be an added bonus by increasing their lifespan even further. Whether it’s an old roof or a new one, paint for a metal roof can increase its life and also reduce the average cost of energy.
Sustainability – Metal roofs are ideal for sustainability and energy efficiency. Lightly colored and reflective metal ones can reduce the heat island effect (the heat that radiates back into the atmosphere, which causes urban areas to be hotter than they should be). High-quality metal roofing can last twice as long as other materials. The materials from most steel roofs can be recycled at the end of their lifespan.
Enhanced aesthetics – There are tons of paint colors for you to choose from, from silver paint to green paint, so you can match your roof to just about any home exterior. No matter which color you choose, though, it’ll surely look beautiful for years to come!
Those are just a few of the benefits. Get in touch with our team to learn more!
Before you begin your DIY painting project, you’ll need to prepare by purchasing and gathering the right tools and materials. We’ve compiled a list with the basics:
There are plenty of different colors and types when it comes to selecting the paint for your roof, so you might find choosing the right one difficult. Whether you have a zinc roof, tin roof, steel roof, aluminum roof, rib metal roof, or another type of material altogether, it’s best to weigh your options and ask for the help of a professional, whether that be a roofer or an employee at the hardware store. At Legacy Service, we can help you find the best paint for your metal roof.
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After you determine the paint you want and gather all of the necessary materials, you’ll need to prepare so that you can work safely. Continue reading this section for the best way to paint safely:
Now it’s time to get up there and started prepping your metal roof for painting. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Now it’s time to start painting. Follow these steps to ensure it will look beautiful for years to come:
Of course, you’ll want to avoid as many mistakes as possible when painting your roof. We’ve compiled a list of the ones that seem to occur the most frequently:
Here are some of the questions that our team is most often asked by homeowners:
It’s a good idea to paint your metal roof to enhance its beauty and sustainability. Metal roof repainting should be done about every 10 years.
On average, hiring a metal roof painter can cost between $1.20 and $2.72 per square foot. Doing it yourself will cost less at first, but you may have to pay for it in the long run if it’s not done correctly.
You can review the section above, “How to Paint Your Metal Roof” for a step-by-step process. If you’d prefer to speak to someone, contact your local experts.
There are plenty of different kinds of paint you can use on metal. We recommend contacting a professional to help you select the one that would work best for your home.
Before you begin, you’ll need to remove the old paint and clean the roof. Use a power washer to wash the entire surface and let it dry for at least an hour.
Metal roofs can fade over time, especially due to the elements like harsh sunlight and heavy rains. Whether you want to change the color or restore the same one is up to you. It is recommended to repaint about every 10 years.
Now that you have all of the information you need, it’s time to begin the painting process. Either hire a professional to help you out or grab a friend and the necessary supplies, and you can get started.
At Legacy Service, we provide a broad range of services, including but not limited to metal roofing installation, replacement, and repairs. To learn more about metal roof replacement, call us at 215-798-9790 or contact us at https://legacyusa.com/contact/.