Qualities to look for in a roof painter
Roofs are meant to protect you, your family, and your hard-earned assets from the hazards of the environment. But while protecting you and your home from being exposed to external elements, it is important to also maintain the aesthetics.
Enter your trusty roof painter, but are you sure that he knows his job well? When scouting for the best in the roof restoration industry, look for these three qualities of a roof painter to make the most out of their service.
Smart skills and safety considerations
First of all, a roof painter who has good professional work experience knows how to work safely and securely on top of a customer’s roof. They will be equipped with personal protection gear to ensure that they will be able to complete the roof restoration job. Partnered with that skill is the necessary equipment for roof painting.
A skilled roof painter will know how to assess the condition of the roof. They will consider the kind of roof, the existing house painting, and if the roof needs a much-deserved repair. A qualified roof painter can quickly recognise signs of rusting, corrosions, and cracks, and will immediately recommend roof restoration before the painting commence.
As soon as the required repairs are completed, the painter will have to prime the roof prior to painting. Priming begins by cleaning the roof with a broom or a high pressure water hose to dislodge any dirt in the crevices of the roof. The roof painter will also make sure that the gutters are free of fallen leaves and anything else that may prove a challenge once the painting starts. When the roof has been cleaned, the painter may begin his job.
Different strokes for different homes
Like hair to humans, roofs are the crowning glory of houses. A skilled roofer will be able to recommend the ideal paint that will take into consideration the house painting and match the climate of the area. Will it stand out in the neighbourhood or will it stick like a glaring sore thumb in the middle of Newcastle? Will the paint be able to withstand both the sweltering heat of the sun and the occasional hailstorms?
An experienced roof painter will know how to deal with different kinds of roofs. A tiled roof may need more attention than an iron corrugated roof as a tiled roof is prone to mildew formation and breakage. An iron roof, meanwhile, is easier to repair and maintain despite its susceptibility to rust. Moreover, old and worn roofs take a significant amount of time to restore since these will require more assessment, and it may be more practical to replace than to restore.
If you own a tiled roof, your trusted painter will have to repair your roof’s ridge capping. The repairs may include re-bedding to strengthen the adhesion of the roof tile before the re-paint. Corrugated iron roofs, on the other hand, will need to be degreased before painting if these were installed new. However, iron roofs that have already weathered, or have been installed for over a year, may only need a couple coats of primer before the final paint.
Dedication to the job
To ensure the quality of their service, a roof painter dedicates time to check if the work is complete and ensure that there are no missing any spots on the roof. They also make sure that the roof is not ridden with rusts or cracks that may cause further damage not only to the roof, but also to the homeowners’ properties inside the home. For any after-service issues, the customer should be able to contact the roof painter without much effort, and to address the issues as soon as possible.