Can You Paint Roof Shingles?
The shingles on your roof are supposed to add to the curb appeal of your home, so if they’re not living up to your standards, you might be wondering if you can fix the issue with a quick coat of paint. The answer to that question is “yes,” but there are qualifiers that you should be aware of before you decide to grab your paintbrush. You may even decide that it would be better to have a new roof installed.
The only time you should even consider painting your roof is when it’s structurally sound but off-color. Perhaps you’ve recently bought a new home and the color of the roof doesn’t work for you. Or maybe you need to even out the roof color so the shingles on a new addition match the rest of the roof. However, you should never paint your roof as a way to seal leaks, as it won’t be effective and can put your home at risk for moisture damage. You should also be aware that painted shingles will have greater maintenance needs, as they’ll need to be repainted every five years or so. If you use the wrong type of paint, moisture could become trapped in your roof and cause accelerated deterioration.
Consider a Roof Replacement Project
If you want to ensure that your roof is delivering the weather protection and curb appeal it’s supposed to, a roof replacement from NEWPRO is a much safer option than painting. Our roofing system is engineered for the New England climate. Using the latest in technology, we will help you select asphalt shingles and design a roof that will enhance the beauty of your home while protecting one of your greatest assets.
Contact NEWPRO today to learn more about our roof replacement services.