When you’re going to do the roof painting for your home, you need to know a couple of important things. First of all, you should always try to get the best estimate possible for the roofing job you are planning to do. This is because prices may vary from one contractor to another, and also because your roof might not be a perfect fit after the painting. It’s quite normal for your roof to be slightly unstable as a result of bad weather, tree roots etc. So it’s in the best interests of the roofing contractor as well as you to get the right estimate as soon as possible.
So how do you go about calculating the actual cost of roof painting? Well, the best way is to add all the important factors which influence the overall cost. Here are the main contributors that almost every homeowner needs to take into account.
Roof size. Most painters will generally be giving an estimate per square meter. So if you want a roof that’s large enough for a small garage or has a high roof pitch, you might have to pay more to cover all the costs involved. As a rule of thumb, you should never hire a painter unless they quote a roof painting price per square meter – and that includes the roof pitch!
Roof Color. Sometimes, different colors of paint can give good aesthetics on roofs. However, such colors can have some drawbacks as well. For example, a bright red roof painting can last a lot longer than a darker color, but can also attract bugs and pests such as ants, cockroaches and moths. So if you are planning to change your roof paint at any point in the future, be sure to weigh the pros and cons of doing so.
Asphalt or clay-based roof coatings. Both these types of roof paint can provide great aesthetics on various surfaces. The main difference between the two is in their water-based coatings. While asphalt roof coatings tend to dry relatively quickly, clay coating’s finish will remain intact for longer (sometimes up to 20 years).
Other factors can reduce the value of your house. For example, poorly maintained roofs will wear out faster. If you decide to perform a roof painting yourself, be sure to read the owner’s manual carefully before you start, since it will provide you with some great advice. Don’t forget to include roof maintenance in your monthly budget. Doing so will not only make roof painting cheaper, but roof maintenance will also go a long way in extending the life of your house.