April 16, 2021

The exterior of your home is the first thing anyone sees when they drive up to your house. You may not think much about it, but what if you could make a few changes to increase curb appeal for just $500?

Painting your roof can be one way to do this. 

Paint your roof? 

It sounds like a question that would be answered with "yes" or "no." 

But there are many benefits of painting your roof, and if you're not sure what those might be, this blog post will give you 10 reasons to consider painting the roof of your house.

Before you decide to paint your roof, it’s a good idea to learn more about the benefits and the process so you can be sure it’s the right choice for your house.

So, here are 10 reasons why you should consider painting your roof.

REASON #1: LOWERS ENERGY COSTS

A painted roof offers extra insulation for your home, which reduces the amount of time you’ll spend running the air conditioner or the heater.

This is because the paint will act as an extra barrier to keep your home warm or cool, depending on the season.

As a result, you’ll spend less money each month on energy bills and it can save up to 20% of your total monthly cost for heating and cooling.

REASON #2: BOOSTS THE CURB APPEAL

You’ll love the way a painted roof looks and it can instantly enhance the curb appeal of your house, making it look brighter and newer almost instantly.

If you don’t want to replace your roof, giving it a lick of paint will give you a brand new look at a fraction of the cost. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders  for any home.

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the way your garden and the exterior of your house meld together.

With a fresh coat of paint, your garden and exterior house meld together in harmony. What was once stark will be transformed into something inviting for all to see!

With a new colour, you’ll love how it enhances natural light and makes everything look more vibrant.

The colours available in modern paints are so much brighter than what was on offer 20 years ago and the end result is simply down to how brave or  conservative you’re feeling.

The finished product is a lot more vibrant and the colours are brighter than what was on offer 20 years ago.

Painting your roof tiles will not only give it a new life, but also help to increase its lifespan by up to 25%.

It can be difficult to find someone with the right skills to undertake the work involved which is why we have a team of professionals waiting to help.

REASON #3: IT’S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Using less energy when you paint your roof is an eco-friendly choice that is good for your community and the environment as a whole.

You can reduce your carbon footprint since a painted roof uses less  energy to keep cool.

It will also help you save money on your energy bills with a reduced need for electricity or air conditioning when the sun is out.

REASON #4: Waterproof home

Heavy rain can cause leaks in your roof. Moisture is also a big problem, especially in states like here in Victoria.

If you paint your roof regularly, you can stop your roof from breaking down to the water. Many paints have water-proofing properties.

Of course, as the paint wears off, those water-proofing abilities go  down. But, just by painting your roof once every few years you can prevent big leaks from happening and keep the durability of your roof going strong for many more years.

You'll also save yourself money on having to replace a whole new roof after all the damage has been done because you've already taken care of it in an easy way!

REASON #5: Complete simple repairs

Most roofs have minor imperfections. They could be small chips or tiny holes. Luckily, many of these imperfections can be corrected with a new paint job.

The new paint can fill any time holes and replace any parts of the roof that have small chips in them. It prevents these small imperfections from becoming a bigger problem. It also prevents you from spending more money on a new roof.

If you've had your roof for a few years, it's important to paint the tiles every couple of years or so. This will keep them looking nice and prevent big leaks from happening down the line that could ruin the whole thing in no time!

You'll also save money on having to invest in replacing your roof which can add up to a costly investment at a time when money is tight due to the higher cost of living and all.

It can also help to give your house a new facade, which could be an appealing feature for potential buyers in case you are planning on selling it sometime soon.

Paint jobs should only take about one day to complete so that's another reason why this is such as great investment!

REASON #6: Protection against the elements

Inevitably, your roof will see some damage after time. This will make it less effective when it comes to protecting you and your family from the elements.

Luckily, there are specific paints on the market made to keep your roof strong. Don’t worry as much about colour as the type of paint. The right paint can help keep your roof in perfect shape and free from damage.

Without the right paint, you will have to spend more money in repairs down the road which may cost a fortune!

REASON #7: No algae or lichens

Moss and algae are live material that can end up growing on your roof if you’re not careful. This generally happens when the roof has been neglected for some time. If these things start to grow on your roof, it can start to attack the entire roof. A new coat of paint prevents this from happening.

Mildew and lichens are also a big concern when it comes to roof maintenance.

They like dark, humid places such as your attic or under the eaves of your porch. If left untreated for too long they can grow quickly in numbers until you’re up on the roof scrubbing them away with an old long-handled soft-bristle scrub brush .

A new coat of paint will stop this from happening.

They also like to form on your gutters and downspouts, so it’s best to keep them painted too!

REASON #8: More attractive

When people drive past your house, you want them to say how nice it looks. 

Well, people are going to think it’s ugly if the paint is faded or chipping off. A new coat of paint keeps your roof, and your home, looking  attractive.

You’ll also find that it will be easier to sell your house, which is a win-win for you and the buyer!

REASON #9: Personalise your home to your liking

Many people use their home to express themselves, similar to their clothing. Let your house portray who you are using colour.

Maybe you are conservative and enjoy neutral colours, or maybe you are bold and exciting.

Your new paint will make your house stand out from the other houses on the block too. In a world where too many houses on the block look alike, you can make yours unique.

REASON #10:  IMPROVES THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

Having a painted roof increases the value of your home. This is due to  the fact that a painted roof:

- Looks better than an unpainted one.

- Provides increased insulation for your house, which can save you money on heating and cooling bills (especially in colder climates).

- Is easier to clean if there is ever a leak or storm damage.

- Helps increase the lifespan of your roof by up to 25 years

- Helps connect the garden with the house

- Helps make your home more energy efficient.

That’s why it's important to paint your roof tiles!

When you have a home, it’s your responsibility to take care of it. This is especially true if you expect things to work well.

Your roof is just one of the numerous things you need to keep up on throughout the years. Don’t neglect your roof just because nothing appears to be wrong. Take the time to get it painted. 

Your roof will look better, last longer, and it will end up saving you money in the  long run.

Don’t take the chance that something could go wrong with your roof without you knowing about it, when it can be fixed so easily! 

Take care of this now and enjoy all these benefits for years to come.

Need your roof checking out? Talk to the experts at Herrick Roofing. With over 3 years of experience in Melbourne's roofing industry, we can help you find the best service for your budget and needs. Call today!

Our roof repair specialists provide high quality, professional and cost-effective services.

If you have any questions about painting your roof or would like advice on how to maintain your roof, feel free to call Nick on 0422 903 522 or click here to send a message and I will be more than happy to help.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to hire an expert to paint your roof, click the button below to request a free roof inspection.

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About the Author

Nick Herrick is the owner of Herrick's Roofing a respected roofing contractor who services residential home owners in Croydon and Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs. Nick and his team can handle all issues with your roof.

Nick Herrick

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