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New panel roof where paint is flaking
Selecting the best exterior paint system for a flaking roof requires a basic decision: Do you chance a traditional approach, or do you spend the time and money to definitively resolve the flaking
The owner of the above roof had attempted to resolve the problem several times, using good techniques, preparation and material. But still the roof flaked, as he saw every time he pulled into the driveway. He wanted a guaranteed "no flaking" job.
The solution was a fully reinforced system using four layers of a high quality tinted acrylic with mesh embedded between the first and second layer. See photos of repairing metal panels of a similar porch roof using the "no flake" method.
It is unreasonable to guarantee "no flaking ever" when roofing coats are applied directlly (and without mesh) over older layers of paints. The chance of flaking is minimal and easy to touchup if flaking happens. Therefore, in many roofing areas, this approach will work just fine.
Yet, on rare occasions, the roofing area may be so important to you that the appearance is worth the extra effort (or price if you are talking with me).
If you are unfamiliar with a fully reinforced application system using the best exterior paints available, check these photo steps in repairing metal panels of a porch.
If your porch roof looks like the first two photos below, the only effective method to resolve leaks and eliminate flaking is the fully reinforced system using primer with its four layers of acrylic with mesh embedded between two of those layers. The result for this old soldered metal roof is attractive and weatherproof. And there are colors for tin roofs to choose from
If you had inherited a porch roof covered with asphalt rolled roofing, or rubber-style rolls, that does not compliment your siding or metal roof, check here for a porch roof color story.
Porch roofs present unique concerns. Gutters are an example. Also damaged edges of the roof is a common problem. Finally, the problem may be the house siding. These concerns are addressed on other web pages.
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.