Whether you live in the northern part of Melbourne, the eastern suburbs, or the coastal area, you will need to have your roof painted at some point in time. There are two reasons for this. If you live in a windy city like Melbourne, you may well end up with water-borne debris scraping off your roof or at some point have rainfall on it.
If your roof gets wet, it can leak, mildew and rot, and eventually start to disintegrate. In wet Australia, every house has a roof, whether they have shingles, asphalt, or slate; if they don’t, it is still important to get your roof painted.
Roof painting is one thing you can do yourself. It’s not difficult and if you’re handy, you can probably complete it within an hour or so Roof painting Northern Suburbs Melbourne. For larger jobs, it can take quite a while to complete but generally anything on your roof except the verandas should be done by a professional roofer, especially if you have the shingles on the same side as your roof.
If you’re not sure whether you can do the job yourself, call around and get estimates from local painters. It’s better to spend a little more on a professional than it is to have a major problem take place when you least expected it.
Don’t wait too long to do this task if you want to maintain the value of your home. If you have a wooden home or a home that relies heavily on solid stonework, paint is not going to be enough to prevent any further damage. If you have any leaks, cracks, or deterioration on your roof, it will need to be sealed.
By doing this on your own, you may find it necessary to replace some or all of your shingles or have other parts replaced. For larger jobs, such as whole roof replacement, it is advised to call a reputable company for the job so they can get it done correctly the first time.