Rectifying your sheet metal roof will require either:
1. Stripping and Repainting, or
2. Cleaning and Repainting.
Below is an indication of which process may be more suitable for you along with its process.
Alternatively, you may wish to email us a photo of your roof or request an onsite visit for advice.
In our quotes and contact section you can also find a cost estimate for both options, based on the square metres of your roof.
1. Stripping and Repainting is recommended when:
The roof is extremely chalky or you are able to see the metal surface through the coating. This process uses NMP stripper prior to water blasting.
2. Cleaning and Repainting is recommended when:
The roof surface is faded or a change of colour is desired. The metal surface should be stable without flaking or severe deterioration. No NMP stripper is used as the water blasting will clean the surface sufficiently.
Most Ironbond clientele can expect a two day process, as follows:
1. Stripping and Repainting
Day One – NMP stripping agent is applied. A high pressure water blaster is used to remove existing paint and clean the roof surface. This will now leave a bare metal surface which will require primer. The exterior of the house is washed down thoroughly.
Day Two – Areas of the roof and house which are not being painted are masked. Application of an etch primer and two coats of PPG 549Line Acrylic lacquer are applied in your specified colour.
2. Cleaning and Repainting
Day One – A high pressure water blaster is used to clean the roof surface. This will leave the existing coating etched and ready for repainting. The exterior of the house is washed down thoroughly.
Day Two – Areas of the roof and house which are not being painted are masked. Two coats of PPG 549Line Acrylic lacquer are applied in your specified colour.
In both processes, painting the specialised lacquer is relatively straight forward for the trained, experienced Ironbond owner/operator Russell Studt and it should not be an intrusive procedure for you at home.
Ahead of your Ironbond protection service you will need to ensure:
All windows are properly closed;
There is no washing left on the clothes line or outside;
Items that you would prefer not to get wet are moved inside or well away from the roof guttering;
There are no vehicles parked in the driveway or close by the property.
If the panels are kept on the roof whilst the work is carried out, only approximately 100mm underneath the outer edges of the panels will be coated.
If this is of concern, Ironbond can organise a licenced electrician for solar panal removal prior to works being undertaken, at additional charges.
A purposely designed ‘water redirection vacuum system’ is used to capture waste water during preparation stages.
This unit has been designed by the Ironbond owner, Russell Studt, who has spent over fifteen years refining the design to its current capabilities. Russell Studt is passionate about both preventing negative environmental impact caused by water pollution and abiding strictly to regional council and environmental protection authority laws.
Further to this, the unit ensures that your home is not damaged from cutting of downpipes or digging up pipes.
If water tanks are used on your property, this will be taken into consideration and appropriate diversion methods will be discussed with you.