Roof restoration is a procedure that that can turn an awful, tired, drab tile roof into something looking really new and smart! It can give a metal roof that has rusting and mismatched sheets a brand new lease of life. I’ve seen roofs I’ve done 15 years ago that still look good. Not bad, but keep in mind this is from a quality coating that has a long guarantee also.
This is something to consider if your roofs condition is mid its life cycle and if the hardware is in OK shape with not too many repairs. A roofer who can coat, and who is also competent at repairing is the tradesman you would want to call.
It’s best to get this right at the beginning and ask if they specialize in re-roofing and roof coating. When this is established, you are then able to compare the costs of what a re-roof will be compared to a re-coating. Guarantees should come with both of these.
Another roof surface to consider for coating and repairing is Asbestos-cement. I consider preserving asbestos-cement roofs so that they remains safe and heat reflective a great alternative to replacement.
Reduced vegetation in our cities has been contributing to them becoming “urban heat islands”. Large industrial estates are also responsible for attracting a great lot of heat because of the large lengths of metal. So application of heat reflective paint not only keeps that individual building cooler but contributes to keeping air temperatures lower for the surrounding buildings.
Of course most benefit results from coating buildings collectively with a thermal paint. It has become in-part the responsibility of the owners of these structures to help reduce these heat pockets, by looking into roof restoration.
Heat Reflective Paint
Heat Reflective paint has been around for a while, and there are quite a few brands available. Countries that have been using this membrane are Saudi Arabia, Japan (Tokyo) and South Africa. Hot spots in Australia have been as well, and all have shown fantastic results – meaning less air-conditioning, stronger, more waterproof and extremely durable structures.
The end result is not only a preserved external roof, but internal temperatures that have been dramatically lowered which returns lower energy bills along with reduced green house emissions. This to me is a very exciting concept which is future friendly.
A Chicken Farmer
I have a testimonial from a chicken farmer in South Australia who is very knowledgeable on the importance of keeping chickens at a certain climate for survival and viable reasons. Basically he was able to increase production and reduce the mortality rate of his birds by replacing his previous insulation – which would perish and cause its own problems with the chickens health – with a membrane coating that saved him a significant amount of money. The weight of the birds increased and his energy bills decreased. He was a happy farmer to say the least!
Dark Paint that Keeps You Cool?
Something unknown about these paints is that dark colours can be applied without the risk of the increased heat absorption. Imagine – you can choose black for your roof and not die in the attempt. Another benefit is a reduction of pollution effects on the roof, which eventually erodes it.