Can you paint a Colorbond roof? How much will it cost to paint my Colorbond roof? These are questions we hear often in regards to Colorbond roofing. The answer is yes, we can repaint your Colorbond roof. Most importantly, we can give an accurate representation of the cost during a proper onsite inspection. This is because we have to weigh up the many factors involved.
After the inspection we calculate cost per square meter and take into account whether any repairs are required. For instance, some common repairs that may need to be done include: flashings need fixing, joins resealing and the roof re-screwing.
Painting your Colorbond roof is a cost effective way to rejuvenate your roof without a full roof replacement or restoration. Therefore we recommend getting a proper inspection prior to repainting, just to be certain that there are no other areas that need our attention. Most importantly, call Sandhurst Roofing on 0448 812 800 to organise an onsite quote.
Factors Involved With Determining The Cost Of Painting Colorbond Roofing
The cost of painting your Colorbond roof is determined by the following factors;
- Existing condition of your roof and whether there are any serious issues like rust or damage that need repairing
- Size of your roof – the more surface area the more it will cost to paint
- Design of your roof – the complexity of the roof design can add cost
- Access – depending on how difficult it is to access your roof
- Steepness – in some cases access equipment may be needed if it’s too difficult to stand on
- Number of storeys – generally a single storey roof is cheaper than a double or triple storey home
Reasons Why You Should Re-paint Your Colorbond Roof:
Pricing for repainting your Colorbond roofing may vary to that of your neighbour, this is because there are many reasons to repaint your roof. Some of these reasons include:
- Hard to remove staining
- Colour fading and becoming less vibrant, affecting the look of your home
- Flaking and bubbling of the paint due exposure to the elements
- Damage from things like branches, animals etc… causing scratches and flaking
- If you live close to the ocean you may experience the effects of sea water exposure
- Aesthetic reasons – moving to a new home and you want to change the colour of the roof
The Colorbond Roof Painting Process:
- Full inspection – your roof will be inspected to gauge whether any extra work will need to be done or whether it will only require painting.
- Preparation/Pressure Washing – your roof will be pressure washed using special detergents to ensure that the surface is clean, allowing for maximum binding of the new paint. Moreover, if there is any sign of rust under any flaking paint, your roof will need to be prepared using a specialised treatment.
- Priming – applying a primer helps the new paint stick to the surface. Any bare metal will require priming. Most importantly, Colorbond paints do not require priming because the paint includes a priming agent.
- Painting – Colorbond roof paints are a highly specialised type of paint. For instance, they are water based acrylic membranes designed specifically for metal roofs, and are best applied using a high pressure spray gun.