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Why Should I Paint The Roof?

A well-maintained roof not only protects the inside of a property but also ensures that the exterior walls are protected from the elements.



If you are a homeowner, property manager or landlord, you know that ongoing maintenance of a roof is one of the most important home maintenance projects. Not only does regular maintenance of a roof protect the overall structure of a property but it also ensures the longevity of the roof and structure and provides protection for the interior.

Taking a look around the development where I reside, I noticed that few homeowners have painted their roof in the past 20 years. Those that haven't painted their roofs, there are areas where you can see that mortar is breaking away along the ridge caps (top of the roof) and along the corners. The roofs that have been painted, on the other hand, look well-maintained.





For the average homeowner, a quick visual inspection might not pick up cracked mortar or areas where chunks are starting to break away. Having a professional roof company in Cincinnati climb onto the roof is by far the best way to determine any problems areas. While they are doing a quote for painting the roof, they will also be able to inform of any areas that require attention and repair these at the same time.





A professional roof painting company will inspect for damage and repair this prior to any painting being done.


GOOD TO KNOW: The proper method for refixing ridge caps is to remove the old mortar and re-apply a new bed of mortar. If the company suggest applying a waterproofing membrane, ask someone else to come out and quote. A waterproofing membrane won't last under our extreme weather conditions and will need to be recoated regularly (every 2 or so years) to prevent failure of the product.








There are many factors that will determine the cost to paint a roof. First, it depends on the size of the roof area, second, it varies according to the type and the pitch of roof, and third, it will be affected by any repairs that need to be performed on the roof before painting.

Another factor to take into consideration is the quality of the product used on the roof and the guarantee offered. There are plenty of imported products on the market that are not designed for use in our extreme {hot} climate, so always discuss this with any company you contract for the project.



Several benefits can be attributed to painting a roof: from adding curb appeal to a property, providing energy-saving depending on the coating used, and the peace of mind in knowing that the roof is in tip-top condition. Other benefits can be considered such as sustainability. Having a roof painted extends the lifespan of a roof and you can arrange to have the coating renewed as and when required to keep up the condition for years ahead.



Quick and easy installation is the simple answer for hiring a professional to paint the roof. Having a professional do the job should only take a couple of days and you don't even need to leave the house. I might be a DIY enthusiast myself, but climbing up onto the roof is not something I would enjoy and that doesn't even include any repair work that needs to be done. Choosing a professional contractor to get the job done - and done right - means I know what is to be done, I know the product being used and I know how long the painting will last. Ticks all the boxes for me!








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