While Colorbond roofing has undergone rigorous testing in Australia’s harsh climate and boasts the most colorfast potential of any roofing material, it can fade over time. The Central Coast is no exception with harsh UV rays, which accelerates the fading process.
Fortunately, it will not fade if you look after it. Most roofing maintenance is best left to the professionals who have the training, tools, and agility to do it properly and safely. At Hunterline Roofing, we can develop a custom maintenance regime at a reasonable price to prevent fading proactively.
To prevent how often services like these are needed, there are a few things you can do. However, you will need time, knowledge and safety gear to take on some pretty big tasks. Let’s dive in!
#1 Repaint Your Roof
If your Colorbond roofing is painted in a darker colour, you should consider repainting it a lighter hue. Lighter colour paints are significantly less susceptible to harsh UV rays, resulting in less fading and rusting over time. And don’t worry about compromising on colour choice – Colorbond roofing comes in 22 colours!
Repainting your roof will also rejuvenate your home’s overall aesthetic, boosting curb appeal and property value instantly. However, this job is not one that should be DIY-ed. We cannot in good conscience recommend this. You need the right coating, equipment, and safety gear that only professional roofers have.
#2 Clean Your Gutters
You should probably be doing this anyway, but a little nudge never hurt anyone! Make sure your gutters are clean and free from buildups of debris and organic matter. If they get blocked, water will start pooling in your drains and become stagnant. This will quickly cause rust and discolouration – which is made much worse by the moss and mould it invites. These buildups can also compromise the finish of your Colorbond roofing, causing fading and fire hazards.
Luckily, this one you can safely and easily handle yourself. You should clean your gutters at least twice a year and put special emphasis on this during Autumn. Just make sure you don’t damage your gutters by using the wrong tools or leaning your ladder on your drains.
#3 Prevent Galvanic Corrosion
This frustrating phenomenon happens when two metals that are incompatible come into contact when wet or submerged in pooling rainwater. The water actually acts as an electrolyte, which causes an electrochemical reaction between the two metals. This natural process is worsened by salty water, which is common on the Central Coast.
Make sure all bolts, screws, and flashings are the same type of metal. You’ll also need to be sure that any colour coats are applied correctly and carefully when repainting your roof. Otherwise, speak to us about using non-absorbent insulators to keep different metals separate.
If you’re not confident working at heights or don’t have the funds to fix any problems you create while working on your Colorbond roofing on Central Coast, come to our Colorbond specialists – Hunterline Roofing!
Contact us now for guidance, recommendations, and expert maintenance services.