It can be a challenge to keep rust from developing on your roof. A roofing professional can provide you with a complete and long-lasting solution that ensures your roof looks spotless.
Remove rust permanently from your metal roof with these helpful tips.
Removing Metal Roof Rust
Usually, not every spot of rust need removing before recoating a rusted metal roof. You can use a heavy power washer or a light sandblaster to remove loose, flaking rust. The water to sand will get rid of dirt, mildew and flaking paint from the roof. Stubborn rust that wasn’t removed during a power blasting can be treated with Trisodium Phosphate (TSP).
Using a power washer or sandblaster can be dangerous and without proper training, you might not remove all the rust from the roof. To prevent costly roof repairs, we recommend hiring a professional to accomplish the task. Make sure the company you hire uses chemical solutions to get rid of and prevent mildew on the roof.
Stop Rust from Returning
Without recoating, your metal roof can get rusty again. Have your contractor repaint the roof or add specialized coatings. The painting should begin by applying a zinc primer to prevent metal roof rust. Specialized metal roof paints can be used as a topcoat. Despite this, you may still need to apply a fresh coat of paint on the roof every few years to prevent rusting.
When it’s time for a roof replacement or even a roof repair, contact Feller Roofing of New Braunfels. We offer a wide range of residential and commercial roofing services. Our team also specializes in gutter repairs. Call us at (830) 214-2400 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. You can rest assured you’re making the most of your investment with us because we only use quality products from leading manufacturers on all our services. We serve clients in New Braunfels, TX.