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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

One of our readers has written to us regarding painting an IBR roof.

My builder put on the wrong color of IBR roof sheets. It should have been a light shade of grey but he put on charcoal. The roof sheets are Safal Steel Colorfast (slate color). What are my options to paint the roof a lighter color in order to increase heat reflection of the roof to ensure a cooler roof?

Les has replied to our reader as follows:


I have investigated a number of paint suppliers and there are only two  that came up with any answers. Plascon Nuroof is available in dark heat absorbing colours and white. All the others that I contacted did not have any light-coloured paint suitable for painting metal roofs.

White, therefore, is your only "off the shelf" light coloured coating from a major supplier.  You can also have a look at www.insuladd.com as they have a heat reflective paint and you may wish to consider paying the difference to get a full on heat reflective purpose designed coating.

I hope that you manage to work something out.

 


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