Quoting an hourly rate for painting a roof is not always the best way to determine the cost to paint a roof. Neither is quoting a square metre rate. There are many factors involved.
We can give you a rough indication over the phone, however, we need to do an onsite inspection of your property to give an accurate quote.
Average Cost To Paint A Tile Roof
If you want to paint a tile roof and you are getting a few quotes, it’s important to compare ‘apples with apples’. You can almost be certain that the cheapest quote is not going to be the best.
What preparation needs to be done? Do the gutters or downpipes need repairing or replacing? There are many factors involved. Using our many years experience we can give you a competitive quote once we see the property and the roof.
Factors Determining Roof Painting Cost
The factors that determine the cost to paint a roof are many and varied;
- Steepness of roof (as we may need to hire a hoist)
- Roof painting materials used
- Tile paint type
- Quality of roof
- Condition of tiles (may need to pressure clean tiles, repoint or replace damaged tiles)
- May need to apply a primer before painting
- Single story or two story house
- Roof size (charged by square metre)
- Design (if complex, makes painting or access difficult)
- Time takes to complete
- Amount of paint needed to complete
Tile Roof Painting Process
You will probably need to allow 1 to 3 days for a paint job to be complete. The preparations, including priming and any minor repairs, may take a day. Painting itself may take a day or two, depending on the size and design of the roof; for example, painting terracotta tiles may take longer due to the ridges and the valleys. Spray painting a metal roof may be completed in four to six hours, with often three coats needed to achieve the right result.
Step 1. Clean the roof of all traces of dirt, debris, moss, fungi, bird droppings or leaves. Incl sweep roof, use jet washers to remove all debris.
Step 2. Check for damage. Make repairs to ensure no leaks.
Step 3. Apply three coats. A base coat as sealer. An undercoat and finally a top coat in colour of choice.
Note: sometimes roof restoration can be less expensive than painting the roof.