Questions About Painting Your Metal Roof

Posted on: 28 December 2020

Do you have a metal roof on your home and want to change the look of the material? If so, you may likely be thinking of painting the material. Here are some questions you likely have about painting an existing metal roof.

Why Repaint A Roof?

There are a few reasons why someone would want to paint the metal roof on their home. While aesthetics and wanting to simply change the color is a main reason, there are other valid reasons as well. For example, if you have corrosion on your roof panels, the paint can help you cover up the damage once the rust has been treated.

Will The New Paint Help The Roof Be More Durable?

The durability provided by a new coat of paint really depends on when you paint the roof. While the original coating on the roof is going to have much more durability than a new coat of paint, the original coating will still break down over time. If your warranty has expired and you have places where rust has formed on the roof, then a coat of paint can certainly help improve the longevity of your roofing material. New paint will not be as durable as the original coating, you may be extending the lifespan of your roofing material by giving it more protection. 

Does Your Climate Matter When Painting A Metal Roof?

You should consider where you live when it comes to painting a metal roof. Southern parts of the county can get quite hot, which can cause an issue with the paint curing on the metal too fast due to the heat. Humid areas can also cause issues with how the paint dries on the surface. You do not want to make a mistake when painting your metal roof, which is why it is worth having a professional do the work for you to ensure it is done right. 

Can Small Areas of A Metal Roof Just Be Touched Up?

Always use caution if you want to touch up a portion of a roof since the new paint is not going to fade the same way as the original coating. While the desire may be to preserve your old panels by touching up one that has visible damage, you are better off painting the entire surface of the roof so the paint blends together better. 

Reach out to a roofing contractor if you need assistance with painting your metal roof.