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There are reasons you should have your roof painted that aren’t just about looking good for Google Maps’ satellite view … although, having your house need blend into the background is definitely a plus and something worth thinking about.
 
No, this particular reason relates to what grows on your roof and can destroy your roof bit by bit if nothing is done about it.
 
These things are algae, lichen and mould.
 
Now, these things don’t sound particularly dangerous – they’re not something that’ll be included in the next big Hollywood horror movie – but they are expensive nuisances if left unchecked.

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Algae can leave dark streaks covering your roofing surface, which is bad for your kerb appeal – and see our exterior painting page for how kerb appeal is important to your home, particularly when you are selling it. It can also be a visual indicator to the discerning house buyer that there’s an underlying problem with your roof.
 
Lichen and algae stick to your roofing surface and sucks in water, like the proverbial sponge. Water held close to your roof surface is not a good thing, as water can cause the underlying roofing structure to rot and rust, leaving you in danger of leaks, which can require expensive repairs. Also, if lichen gets in between the tiles, then when it swells from sucking in moisture, it can damage and break the tiles apart, again leaving the roof structure underneath open to the elements.
 
And that again leads to large roofing repairs.

Another problem with all of this moisture hanging about is that mould begins to form. Mould spores are particularly worrisome as they affect people’s health, especially those who experience breathing issues or skin irritations. And if your roof is already experiencing leak issues, then those mould spores can enter and spread throughout the house, making things even worse.
 
What has this got to do with painting your roof? Well, as is the case with interior paint and exterior paint, roof paint is a protective shield guarding the roofing surface from the elements. And that means shielding it against lichen, algae and moss as well. Painting your roof can help you lower the chances of need future repairs.
 
Your roofing’s paint job usually has a life time of approximately 5 to 10 years; if you haven’t had anyone up there for that long – or it’s been a lot longer – please consider us to paint it for you. Call us, and our roof painters Geelong expert contractors will make it their priority to ensure you receive the best painting job possible.

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So, what other benefits are there to painting your roof?
 
Well, for one, the mere fact that we have to prepare your roofing surfaces for painting ensures that we are in a good position to notice leaks, as well as rust problems before they, hopefully, become worse and need expensive repair.
 
Secondly, a new roof colour really draws in the eye. We mentioned before about kerb appeal, but for roofs, that is particularly the case. Your roof is what can be seen the furthest, so having a visually attractive colour can be very appealing to a discerning prospective buyer.

Thirdly, changing your roof’s paint colour can change your energy costs. We all know that black absorbs light and white reflects it. That is also the case for roofs. Dark painted roofs absorb the light, meaning the insides heat up more than the homes of light coloured roofs, which reflect the light. Of course, there are some Geelong days when having a warm house is a huge benefit, but during summer, of course, the warmer your house is the harder you have the air conditioner running to cool it down.
 
At Quality Finish Painters Geelong, we really love our city. It is a source of pride that we can help make our city look even better with good quality paintwork. Your roof paintwork should last between 5 to 10 years, and that means our professional work will remain on display for that long. That is a huge responsibility we take very seriously, and we want to make sure that when we see a house that we painted, we can be proud of it.

So, what other benefits are there to painting your roof?
 
Well, for one, the mere fact that we have to prepare your roofing surfaces for painting ensures that we are in a good position to notice leaks, as well as rust problems before they, hopefully, become worse and need expensive repair.
 
Secondly, a new roof colour really draws in the eye. We mentioned before about kerb appeal, but for roofs, that is particularly the case. Your roof is what can be seen the furthest, so having a visually attractive colour can be very appealing to a discerning prospective buyer.