Top Common Roofing Questions Answered

Laurence Rissler

Laurence Rissler

Laurence Rissler has spent his entire career in the building, roofing and contracting industry. He is owner of Rissler All-Weather Roofing & Repairs. When not high on a roof, he enjoys serving God, being a husband, and is the father of 5 children.

CAN A METAL ROOF BE REPAINTED?

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There are times when building owners become interested in repainting their current metal roofs. This may be to freshen up the building or to give it an entirely new look and color scheme. Most quality metal roofs have finishes that are warranted for 40 or more years. Repainting of course will void any warranty that may still be in effect. As long as the roof’s current coating is adhered to well and not peeling or flaking, it should provide a good base for repainting. We suggest first lightly power washing the roof with a mixture of water, trisodium phosphate, and detergent. Then a primer should be sprayed on and allowed to dry followed by the same thing with the topcoat. We generally suggest going to a quality name brand paint store and using the paint system they recommend. For folks wanting a longer-lasting finish, there are air-dry PVDF coatings available. We warn consumers though that in very few cases will the repainted finish last as long as the roof’s initial coating.

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF METAL ROOFS?

For the purposes of this question, we are going to break down the types of metal roofing based on the roofing materials.

METAL ROOF COLORS?

The good news is that metal roofs come in a whole rainbow of colors! The “bad” news is that this may make

SKYLIGHTS ON METAL ROOFING?

Normal types of protrusions through the roof such as skylights and chimneys do not pose a problem for metal roofs. They need

METAL ROOFING FIRE RESISTANT?

When it comes to fire ratings and metal roofing, the higher melting point of copper and steel leads to a naturally higher

IS METAL ROOFING ENERGY EFFICIENT?

Thanks to its inherent reflective properties, a metal roof can prevent unwanted solar heat gain, helping keep your home naturally cool and

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