Revitalize old roofs with coating

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ExteriorRoofing

Having a tile or metal roof is considered a definite plus in Hawaiian real estate. No matter what neighborhood you live in, it will bring a higher price for your home. People like and trust them.

These roofs are beautiful, stately, fireproof and long lasting. However, many early roofs are getting up there in years — 30 to 40 years old — and are in need of restoration. With tile roofs, there may be cracked tiles from falling branches, or heavy workers who may have reason to walk on your roof. Oftentimes, you will see missing cement grout along the ridge tiles, leaving big holes for rain to blow into. And after 20 years or so, the original glaze finish of the tile will burn off by the sun, leaving bare and pitted concrete exposed to the elements. So not only does your formerly beautiful tile now look drab and weathered, but also it is starting to deteriorate and crack.

The good news is that with a little restoration work, Leakmaster Roofing can make your old roof look and perform like new.

First, old cracked tiles are replaced. Wherever there is missing cement grouting, Leakmaster Roofing replaces with a much better material — the fl exible, waterproof Cool Roof Store (CRS) Roof Repair Mastic. It is applied over all the hip and ridge roof tiles to keep water from seeping into the old grout, which is not waterproof. If your concrete tile is old and pitted, Leakmaster Roofing will use a thick NXT GP Concrete primer to fill in the pukas (holes) and help smooth out the rough surface before applying the two finish coats.

Metal roofs are also beautiful and long lasting, if they are cared for with occasional maintenance. Any of the metal laps can leak if they are dented by coconuts or walked on by workers. Leak-master Roofing can fi x those defects easily with its special roof tapes and mastics before the primer is put down. The primer that the company uses is the NXT GP Metal Primer, which will stop the existing rust in its trackers.

The NXT Cool Roof coating system is a three-coat process — one primer and two finish coats. It is very important to get the right primer for your roof. If you have any rust on your metal roof then Leakmaster Roofing will use the NXT GP Metal Primer. This is a thick primer that will smother the surface rust before they apply the finish coats.

The two finish coats are done with NXT Cool Coat for Roofs. You can choose from 36 beautiful rich colors that will make your roof look like brand new. The NXT company has even come out with nine additional lighter pastel colors, all of which have greater than 70 percent Total Solar Reflectance (TSR), an industry standard.

Leakmaster Roofing knows that you can’t put high-quality exterior house paint on a roof surface. It will just get prematurely faded and cracked because of the intense Hawaiian sun, rain, salt and mold. The NXT system has been developed over the last 40 years in Australia, where the ultra-violet rays are even more severe than in Hawaii. It has remarkable heat reflecting tints that keep building color. Its revolutionary Thermal Protection technology uses crosslinking polymers and a high-gloss finish to keep your roof free of environmental pollutants, which can discolor your roof.

Recently, NXT has expanded its product line to include the same technology in its waterproof wall and deck coatings. Because these paints refl ect heat so well, it stays cooler and lasts longer than ordinary house paints. Leakmaster Roofing also can apply these coating if you desire.

In fact, Leakmaster Roofing is offering a special discount of $500 off a full tile roof repair and coat job. Just call the company before Dec. 31 to book a free estimate. Visit its store to see how you can make your original tile or metal roof last the lifetime of your structure, with just a little maintenance.

LEAKMASTER ROOFING
contact // 591-1900
address // 1363 S. Beretania St. (corner of Keeaumoku Street)
web // leakmaster.com