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A sealer for a tin roof example can be found on this bungalow located just north of Washington, DC. The owner wanted a sealer for her tin roof that was an historical red color. Her selection was "Barn Red" tint from Preservation Products. We performed our customary cleaning with a pressure washer and scrapping. We then primed and coated the roof twice during the summer period. This project was one of our early jobs with this tint....and we discovered something that only experience teaches.
As in any line of work, experience teaches what the official instructions cannot do. In this case, applying a red tint of this type in hot, dry summer days is tricky business. At one point, my crew chief told one of his workers to add some water so that the acrylic did not harden. And his worker did just that chore to one of the pails.
Several years later, a section of this bungalow's roof began to flake, an aging feature just not associated with the acrylics. By that time, Lester, the crew chief, knew exactly what happened. One afternoon during the application, the temperature had been hot in the extreme. The dark acrylic began to harden and become impossible to apply. Lester told one of his workers to add some water to the pail. The worker added water to the tune "More is better." Today, Lester prohibits anyone from adding water except himself. This sealer for tin roofs just required a fraction of the water to keep the acrylic liquid and loose on the warmest and driest of days
All the tints of acrylic carry the same standard instructions to apply; any experienced contractor learns the idiosyncracies of the slight variations between apparently identical sealers. If you are interested in different colors, click ideas for sealers for tin roofs.
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs. Click here for a map of our geographical work area.
Beyond information about our contracting services, this site is designed for individuals interested in tin roofs--photos, technical tidbits and history. These web pages are prepared by the same contractor that specializes in the restoration of these tin roofs. She enjoys dabbling in website construction, therefore photos and articles are simply presented. All pictures are from Roof Menders projects, the same contractor. If you have questions, just call 610-941-1051 for a chat.