Need info on painting a metal roof

Old 05-18-09, 11:04 AM
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Need info on painting a metal roof

Looking for information in regards to painting a metal roof. It is on a mobile home located in New Hampshire, gets a lot of snow. We are looking to paint it for ease in snow removal and do not know what type of paint to get. Any assistance is appreciated.

Old 05-18-09, 11:19 AM
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They make paints especially for those kind of roofs. A mobile home supply store or good local hardware store should be able to give the best advice. Is it currrently the silver finish or the white?

I don't know how much a paint will help with snow, normally it's more for heat control and roof preservation.
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The white is a latex elastromeric type paint. It must be applied on rust free or well primed [w/oil primer] metal.

The silver that is most often used is the fibered aluminum coating. Like elastromeric, it will seal minor leaks and will give a little heat reflection.

You can also use oil base enamel [over primer] It will dry to a gloss and might aid in snow removal - it would also be slicker and possibly hard to get a secure footing [if you need to get on the roof to remove snow]

btw - welcome to the forums!

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