A roof is an essential part of any building; keeping inside your home dry and protected from storms. However, without the correct roofing materials, these magnificent roofs would have never come to life. Among these materials, is metal roofing being the most durable and valuable.
Metal roofs are getting immensely popular in Canada these days because they are one of the most reliable roofing solutions in an age that is solely focused on sustainability. Well-painted metal roofs significantly reduce energy bills by reducing solar heat gain and are way cheaper to build and install than their conventional counterparts. However, to stay in their best shape throughout their life, their maintenance is essential, and painting them is one of the most guaranteed ways to preserve their benefits.
Keep reading to find out how getting your metal roofs painted can benefit you in the long run.
With the rising threat from nature in the form of global warming and rapid climate change, it is time that all property owners up their game in terms of sustainability.
Getting your roof painted is the simplest and easiest way to increase a building’s sustainability. Metal is naturally a good conductor of heat and will reach scorching temperatures during the summertime. If the metal roofs are left untreated and unpainted, the remaining heat will move through the top and enter the home, raising the inside temperature significantly. However, if the roof is appropriately painted, then, in this case, the roof will chemically bond to the paint and help reflect most of the sun’s harmful rays away. This will decrease the amount of heat that the metal otherwise would have absorbed, therefore lessening the amount of time required for the metal to cool down. During the winter the paint shields the metal from rust and other chemicals trapped in the snow that can affect its exterior integrity.
These features of the painted metal roof help the building become more energy-efficient, thereby decreasing energy bills by reducing the amount of work the HVAC systems has to do to keep inside your home comfortable.
Metal roofs are already affordable from the start, and they remain affordable throughout their lifespan. As long as you pick the right roof design and finish coatings with the right paint, your roof will exceed expectations and outperform conventional roofing materials. The correct finish increases the roof’s life and will dramatically reduce the maintenance cost and energy costs that would’ve been spent on a not-so-well maintained top.
If you have an older metal roof that is still in good condition, then a new coat of paint will further increase its life and lessen your energy spending.
When it comes to painting your metal roof, some people frown upon the idea as they believe there are not enough options available. However, there are about as many metal roof paint options available as options for exterior paint colors for your home and other buildings.
To make your metal-roofed property look fabulous, you have to choose a color that matches your house or neighborhood color palate or one that blends with the natural environment around the house. You can also use dark and bright colors to help your home, store, or business building stand out from the rest of the brick-and-mortar constructions. You can paint your roof with a company’s logo or colors for brand awareness and better brand recognition.
Stahl Roof Systems is a metal roofing contractor with years of experience installing, replacing, and repairing metal roofs for industrial, commercial, and residential properties. Visit our website to learn more or call us now for quick customer assistance.