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The home owner association in our neighborhood is requiring us to paint the standing seam roof that covers our front porch. What product should we be using,as the roof has never been painted since the house was built in 2000? I don’t know how the roof should be properly cleaned, primed, and painted, nor do the painting contractors I have contacted. They have not painted a standing seam roof.
Are they requiring you to paint for non-compliance or is there a finish failure issue? How large is the porch?
Painting standing seam can be done but it is not an amateur process. Depending on the size and square footage of the roof, you very may well find that a new roof is near the cost of the re-painting process. Something to think about.
We just bought a house, it has a metal roof, not sure if it’s a standing seam, I tried to attach the picture but it isn’t the right format. We hate the color and ideally would like to paint it. However we worry about the longevity. We live in Miami, FL so it will get a lot of sunlight. We painted our driveway and it peeled within a week and I worry that might happen to the roof. Is that a legitimate concern? If not, do you have any company you recommend to paint it?
There is no doubt that any field-applied coating will not have the life of the original finish. Additionally, applying a finish will likely void any remaining warranty on the roof. If you do choose to repaint, it would be helpful if you can determine the chemistry of the existing paint finish. That said, repainting will likely be done through a process of lightly power washing the roof, applying a primary by spraying and allowing it to dry and then the same with the top coat. You could go to a quality paint store and use the system they recommend or you could look online for an airdrop PVDF coating -- the latter being more expensive but also better at holding color over time. You live in a tough environment.
I currently have an 18 year old standing seam metal roof that used Clad Tex Metals (out of business) Tuffclad coiled metal. It was 24 ga galvanized steel coated with Valspar Kynar 500. The roof has faded and has many rust spots on field and on bent seams and edges. I am considering electrostic painting with urethane.
I am trying to find the best solution to revive this roof and increase its longevity.
Any help of suggestions you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
This thread is really a hub of useful information. It's nice to see experts views.
I have the same Clad Tex Metals roof with lots of rust. We should talk if you have time. My email is [email protected]
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