Does the Sun Fade the Colour of My Roof?

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Tiles-applying first topcoat 2There is no denying the intensity of the Australian sun. The harsh UV rays from the sun can be damaging to all surfaces, and our roof is exposed to these harsh UV rays each day. Generally, over time the sun will fade the colour of your roof. However, there are many other factors that can escalate this occurring and other causes that can cause the colour of your roof to fade.

Read on to learn 3 factors that can contribute to the colour of your roof fading including:

  • Quality of products
  • Environment
  • Colour

Quality of Products

To help minimise the risk of premature fading, it is important to use a high quality product when having your roof painted or restored. Dulux AcraTex Roof Membrane is a high build, pigmented, water based, 100% acrylic coating. It features a protective membrane and is designed to be applied to suitably prepared metal or concrete roofs in need of restoration.

Environment

If you live near the coast, the combination of salt and atmospheric moisture can cause your roof colour to show signs of fading quicker. The greater the range in temperature extremes where you live, the more amount of stress on the coating system. This can in turn cause the paint to fade quicker than expected.

Colour

Colour of My Roof - applying second topcoat 1When choosing a colour to have your roof painted, keep in mind that darker colours tend to absorb more heat ad UV radiation resulting in greater stress on the pigments in the coating resulting in quicker fading. To help minimise premature fading, consider choosing a lighter colour which tends to absorb less heat and UV radiation.

For expert advice and to have your roof professional painted, Roof Restorations are your roofing specialists in Bunbury and the South West

Tom and the RoofWest Roof Restoration team are highly experienced and deliver a high standard of work using quality brands of products. Roof coating, also called roof painting, is a great way to give your roof a lift and make it look more aesthetically appealing, which may increase the value of your property.

Call Tom and the team at Roof West Roof Restorations for a FREE quote on having your roof painted on 9795 9990 today.

Reference and photo courtesy by: DULUX

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