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Why is My Roof Fading and What Can I Do About It?

By in Roofing, Tips

Australia has some of the harshest weather conditions on the planet ranging from extreme heat to bitter cold. Tropical storms can test roofs to their utmost limits with cyclone force winds, hail and lashing rain.

Any steel roof you decide on for your home has to be able to withstand these conditions, as well as look good for many years. It’s a hard task for any Australian roof! So don’t be surprised if the colour does fade a little over time. Here’s how you can get it looking good again.

A decent clean

What may be faded colour could just be a buildup of dirt, dust, algae and moss from over the years. Depending on what kind of roof you have, cleaning by pressure washing or with chemicals such as sodium hydroxide or chlorine solutions can give your roof a new lease of life. Steel roofs respond well to both types of cleaning methods, but you’ll definitely want to call a roofing professional to do the job for you, especially if it is a steeply pitched roof or unusually high.

Repainting your roof

Even if your roof is made from Colorbond Steel, it can fade over time when exposed to UV light and weathering. How much it fades depends on the colour itself, the aspect of the roof and the type of environment it’s in. Darker colours are prone to fading more than lighter colours.

Roof restoration in the form of re-painting is a great option with Dulux Acratex which will restore and protect your roof beautifully. However, the roof needs to be in a suitable state for repainting, so you will need to call an expert for a consultation.

Benefits of repainting with Dulux

Dulux Acratex 962 is the best choice for repainting your roof. Dulux is a trusted brand at the forefront of their industry. With superior technology, their paint has been designed to offer the best protection possible in Australian conditions. Dulux also offers a 10-year warranty for your peace of mind.

Before and after roof restoration

Some more benefits of repainting with Dulux:

  • Your roof will look like new and retain its glossiness for longer.
  • It will attract less dirt and require less cleaning.
  • Dulux paint reflects heat and increases energy efficiency.
  • The aesthetic difference will be noticeable immediately.
  • It will save you money in the long run.

Need an expert opinion on getting your roof repainted? Get in touch with Allied Construction and Roofing today for a consultation.

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