How to choose the right roof colour for your home

Your roof is a huge part of your home’s exterior so it should complement your home’s architectural style and exterior colour scheme.

Start by thinking about how the look of your new roof colour could improve your home’s exterior.

Coordinate the colours of your roof with the colours of your exterior walls, doors, fences, gates, trimmings, stone, etc.

For example, a dark grey or black roof will look good with a white, light grey or blue house, while a brown, cream or beige house will match better with brown roof tiles or a mix of cream and brown. Green, yellow and other bright colours have more flexibility and can be matched with brown, grey, or black roof tiles.

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Dark colours make a home look smaller and light colours make a home look larger. This applies for both exterior walls and roofs.

If you want to make a statement pick an unusual colour combination like Burgundy but if you want to be traditional then play it safe with the usual shades.

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The colour of your roof can affect the temperature of your home and make a big difference in the heating or cooling cost of your home. Light coloured roofs deflect sunlight and help keep temperatures down in summer, while dark coloured roofs absorb heat and help homes stay warm in winter.

It’s always nice if your roof doesn’t exactly match or clash with your neighbour’s roof but be sure to check if unusual colours are accepted or if any Estate or Shire rules or covenants codes apply.

See our website for roof paints.

Happy Painting!

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How to paint a tiled roof

Painting your roof is a great way to add value to your home. While the job may seem daunting and not applicable to the DIY category, we want to assure you that if done properly and safely, it’s quite simple and easy and what is most important is to prepare thoroughly and use the right equipment.

Before you start painting, you need to clean your roof. High-pressure blasting is the preferred method. Make sure to remove lichen, bird droppings, wax or grease from the tiles, if any with the right chemical mixture.

While cleaning, check your roof for any broken or cracked tiles and replace them. If you see any damaged mortar around the ridge capping, remove the capping and apply new mortar and put the capping back in place. Start painting only after the mortar has dried fully.

Next, calculate the area of your roof and buy enough paint to apply three coats – one coat of Sealer/Primer and two coats of your desired colour.

The best and quickest way to paint a tiled roof is with an airless spray gun. Surface must be primed before applying one coat Acrylic Roof Sealer or Oil based Primer should that be required before applying two coats Deluxe Coatings Roof Coating.

Some facts about our roof coatings

Coating Type: Acrylic Resin based exterior gloss coating.

Application: Suitable for airless spray only.

Apply 2 coats of 100% Acrylic Roof Coat to specifications.

Coverage rate: 5 square metres per litre.

Gloss level: Approximately 80%.

Thinner: Water

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Dos and Don’ts

  1. Don’t paint when there is a rain forecast or when it’s raining and if it’s going to be a hot day, start early.
  2. Do not apply if surface temperature is less than 12°C.
  3. Don’t use an airless spray on a windy day.
  4. Don’t work on the roof alone.
  5. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, safety glasses and a hardhat.
  6. Make sure the ladder is on a solid, level surface.
  7. Wear a safety harness that’s tied to something sturdy.

 

Happy Painting!