First Roof Coating Job Off The Year

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Donny, Apr 9, 2013.

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  1. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    Sprayed our first roof this year today
    2 coats off Weathershield Roof Coating
    Applied by my airless sprayer
    Cleaned with powerwasher the other day, just getting ready to mask off dormer
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    front all done
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    back all done
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  2. Belfastcleaning

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    Good job donny!
     
  3. Smurf

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    Looking good
     
  4. mark m

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    Looks a nice job how long does that paint last ?.There is someone in the village who had there roof painted about 2 years ago and its coming off already
     
  5. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    Ive got some i done 7 years ago and still looking good :) , should do 10 years easy, i use 2 coats and powerwash well and put an anti fungal wash on before painting
    Any short cuts will have the paint peeling in no time
    Typical short cuts are
    pish powerwash job, one coat off poor quality paint, paint thinned too much, no anti fungal put on before paint to kill spores , there job looks ok on the day but soon looks ****
    Ive a good name up here for a quality job and aim too keep it
    I charged £1150 for the above job all in, another chap quoted £2500 then dropped too £1500 when customer telt em they wernae interested, really if paint is peeling after 2 years then its poor prep and poor paint.
     
  6. OoO

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    Excellent job. Please refrain from using the p word. It has offended a few people in the past :)

    Thanks.
     
  7. Gmeister

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    I dont get why you would put all these chems on roof after powerwash. I mean roofers dont when they build roofs do they?
     
  8. OoO

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    New tiles don't come with moss spores ;)
     
  9. Donny

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    I offer to put them on cos its good money for me and good for the customers roofs too prevent regrowth off moss, its a lot cheaper than replacing old tiles with new and all for the customer, roof looks brand new :)
    Oh and Damo , noted and no problem mate :)
     
  10. Gmeister

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    Yeah but moss is going to grow back no matter what you paint or seal on the roof, how come washing isn't enough then, is it purely for the moss reasons?

    Its like driveways, it will get dirty again after a wash, may take a year or more but will get dirty again.

    Sorry if too many questions am just intrigued...
     
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