Roof Restorations

The question of how often you should paint your roof comes up during the warmer months when there is more moisture in the air, or earlier in the year when snow begins to build up. It sounds like a simple one, but it can actually be quite complicated. Too much water and humidity, heat, melting snow and ice, etc. can all cause your roof to deteriorate faster than you can paint it. Here are some basic guidelines to remember when you’re deciding how often to paint your roof.

Determine the surface area of your roof

This is the first thing to consider when deciding how often you should paint your roof. The surface area of your roof will depend on the type of roof you have. For example, a sloped roof might be shorter than a flat roof. If you’re not sure how to measure the surface area of your roof, consult a professional who can help you make a plan.

Add in any potential extra area

Don’t forget to factor in any potential extra areas, such as a balcony, patio or anything else that might be attached to the area above your home.

Determine the type of paint you will use

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If you’re planning on using latex paint, then you can probably wait longer between Roof Painting Logan sessions than if you were going to use a semi-gloss or satin finish, for example. Latex dries faster so it needs to be repainted less often.

Establish how often you need to paint

After you have the surface area of your roof and any extra areas that need painting, consider whether or not you need to paint that area every year. For example, if your roof is made of asphalt shingles, they generally last around 20 years. So, if you’ve had the same roof for 20 years it’s unlikely that you need to paint it every year.

Factor in the weather

Insects, like bees and wasps, build their hives on the south sides of roofs. If you live in a warmer climate it is more important to paint your roof than if you live in a cooler or colder climate. The area directly above your home will have difficulty draining if it gets too much moisture so you need to factor that into the equation as well.

By Elora