3 Reasons to Repaint the Roof When Renovating a Home

For many Australians, buying an old property to renovate and revamp is an attractive option. It is an excellent way to create a modern family home, increase the value of your investment and make a substantial profit when it has time to sell.

Renovating an older home involves numerous smaller tasks that make up the renovation project as a whole. Often, one of these tasks is upgrading the roof. If you are fortunate, the roof on your older home is structurally sound and may only need some repair and restoration to have it looking and functioning better.

If this is the case for your home, repainting the roof may be all that is required to have it looking its best. Here are three reasons why repainting the roof of your home is a highly beneficial and worthwhile renovation project.

1. Increased Curb Appeal

When renovating an older home, improving the aesthetics of the front facade of the home is an important project. This concept is known as curb appeal, and it is touted by designers and real estate agents as one of the most vital parts of making sure that your home stands out in a positive way. Curb appeal is the first impression your home makes on visitors or buyers.

Repainting a tired and faded roof will give an older home an instant facelift that will dramatically increase its curb appeal. It is also a fantastic way to add a more contemporary and stylish colour to a roof that is dated and unfashionable. Also, it allows you to tie in the large surface of the roof with any other improvements that you make to the front facade of your home.

2. Increased Performance

Another excellent reason to repaint the roof of your older home is to increase its performance. To begin with, as part of the repainting project, our assessor will inspect the roof and identify any issues, such as cracks and leaks, that make the roof less functionally effective. Once these issues are fixed, your roof will provide superior protection for your entire home.

Roof painting also has tremendous benefits in regards to your home’s level of energy consumption.

You can also choose a paint that has a special coating to help reflect light and heat. This means even less thermal transfer through the roof of your home and a big reduction in energy costs for cooling or heating your home. This quality will also be an asset when it is time to sell, with modern buyers valuing sustainability and low energy costs in a potential home.

3. Increased Return on Investment

If you are renovating an older home, then the term return on investment (ROI) is one that you may be familiar with already. Essentially, it means what percentage of the cost involved with a renovation project will be recouped in added value or increased sale price for your home.

While it is difficult to put an exact percentage on the ROI for roof repainting, it is fair to say that it is a high-value project. In comparison to replacing the roof, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars, repainting is very cost-effective and is very likely to provide a good ROI and increase the value of your property.

If you think that repainting your older home’s roof is a valuable and beneficial renovation project, then contact the friendly team at Homestyle Roof Painters. We provide an affordable, professional and thorough roof painting service that will have your older home’s roof looking incredible and new. We look forward to speaking with you about all your painting-related questions and concerns.

Do I Need A Roof Restoration?

Roof restoration on the Sunshine Coast isn’t something you’ll have to do very often, but it’s important to do so when you see signs that it needs it.

By not carrying out roof repairs when needed, it can lead to big issues down the road, ones that have potential to cause serious damage to your property and your wallet.

If you don’t know whether you need a roof restoration, have a look at your roof and watch for the following signs.

Then call Homestyle Roof Painters for help getting yours fixed up.

Damaged or Missing Shingles

Assessing damage to your shingles will require getting up on the roof and looking closely at it.

t’s always a good idea to call us because our trained experts are able to see what needs to be replaced and what can be restored.

In general, you’ll want to call in the pros if you notice any curling, cracked or missing shingles anywhere on your roof.

Granules in the Gutter

If you see anything in your gutter that looks like black sand, you have a problem.

That black stuff is shingle granules and are a red flag that your shingles are wearing out and need to be restored or replaced.

Proper repairs can help save your roof for a bit longer before it needs to be completely swapped for a new one.

Is Your Roof Leaking?

Clearly a leak somewhere in your house is a big indicator that your roof may need some work.

If you don’t go in the attic often, take some time to check it for signs of leaking or water damage.

Restoring your roof can stop those leaks and keep the water from causing bigger, more costly problems.

Do You Have Water Damage?

If you see any stains on your walls or ceilings, that’s evidence of water damage, which usually means your roof is leaking.

Restoring the roof should help fix the problem, but don’t let it go too long or you may wind up with structural problems that can compromise the safety of the house and cost you a lot of money.

How old is your roof?

A roof should last between 20 and 25 years.

When you get up on your roof, look to see if there’s wear and tear, especially around the chimney, near the gutters and vent pipes.

This indicates that you need a roof restoration pretty soon.

Call Homestyle Roof Painters for more information about your roof restoration on the Sunshine Coast.

We can also advise on cleaning, repair, and leak detection.

8 Signs You Need a Roof Restoration

  • Is your roof older than 20-25 years?
  • A Leaking Roof
  • Water damage
  • Damaged or missing shingles
  • Signs of light coming through the roof
  • Corosion in your gutter
  • Guttering is out of alignment 
  • Cracks and holes in the tiles


The Problems Caused By Old Roof Tiles

During the life-cycle of your home, at some point it is likely you will require roof repairs or a completely new roof.

This kind of job isn’t something you can leave up to anyone with a ladder and tiles as you will need to contact Brisbane roof restoration experts to ensure the work is satisfactory and compliant for insurance purposes.

Our roofing experts are trained to detect problems and provide the best options for repair or replacement.

Whether you just purchased an older home with a tired roof or your current roof is ready to be replaced, let us help you with your tile roof restoration needs. Here’s why you shouldn’t let those old tiles go unrepaired.

Water leaks

The primary issue to look out for when you have an old roof is water damage.

The older the tiles, the more likely they are to be cracked or otherwise damaged.

While a bit of water leaking into your home isn’t an emergency, leaving broken tiles can lead to major problems and should be checked out right away.

The leak could grow larger and too much water running in can cause damage to your drywall, floors and furniture.

The team at Homestyle Roof Painters can look for leaks and help you find a new roofing solution, including tile roof restoration.

Health hazards

Besides the obvious issues that water leaks can cause, letting the problem go too long or not detecting it soon enough can lead to mould and mildew building up inside your home.

This can lead to a variety of health problems, including respiratory issues and exacerbation of existing conditions like asthma.

You can trust our experts to detect leaks, repair them and help you decide on new roofing tiles.

Exterior damage

In addition to causing problems inside your home, broken roof tiles can also lead to issues outside.

If they slide off, they could damage the gutter system, which can be costly and time consuming to repair.

In a rare but not impossible event, a falling roof tile may also injure someone.

In addition, broken roof tiles that aren’t replaced can lead to structural damage, which you want to avoid as it can be very costly and inconvenient.


Though you probably don’t get on your roof very often, broken tiles can cause safety concerns should you need to go up there for any reason.

Our experts are trained to detect this damage and ensure your home is safe, both inside and out. Our roofing experts can help you protect your family and your home at the same time.

Give Homestyle Roof Painters a call today for all your roofing needs, including tile restoration and replacement.

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Tips For Choosing The Right Roof Colour

Tips For Choosing The Right Roof Colour

Whether you are sprucing up your home to sell it or just to maintain its look and/or integrity, your roof is an important aspect.

The team at Homestyle Roof Painters offer all options for roof restoration in Brisbane including painting.

Painting the roof of your home is a great idea for several reasons, but the biggest advantages being that it can save you on cooling costs and lends an aesthetic appeal to your home.

Here’s what to consider when choosing the right roof colour for your roof restoration.


The area you live should play a role in determining the colour you choose for you roof.

We recommend earthy colours for home in rural areas, subtle blue or brown colours for homes near the coast, and something bright and noticeable for a home in an urban environment.

There are plenty of hues in each colour range, so you may want to do some matching to the exterior of your home before making a final decision.

Heritage colours

When it comes to roof restoration in Brisbane, make sure you consider heritage colours.

Certain neighbourhoods are considered heritage areas and there are usually special guidelines regarding making changes to your home if you live in such an area.

In many cases, you’ll be restricted to just a few roof colour choices. We can help you find those options if you live in a heritage neighbourhood.


As mentioned above, you will want to match your roof colour to the exterior of your home.

Consider the colour of your siding, the brick, your shutters, your door and anything else on the outside of your house.

You want the roof colour to blend in, not stand out in a garish way.

Use paint samples or our online paint previewer to see how certain colours will look on your roof, when matched with everything else on the house.

Things to avoid

We suggest staying away from very bright or stark colours if you live in a tree-lined area or a space with a lot of foliage.

Choosing a muted earth colour enables your home to blend in with the surroundings and create a soothing colour palette.

In these areas, bright colours will not look that good. Likewise, if your neighbourhood is one that sees a lot of neutral colours, your home will stand out (and not in a good way) if you choose a colour that is the opposite.

When you’re ready to choose a paint colour for your roof, call Homestyle Roof Painters.

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Do You Need Affordable Roof Restoration?

Do You Need Affordable Roof Restoration?

Everyone loves a good bargain, but if it seems much too good to be true it usually is.

A cheap roof restoration quote does not necessarily mean quality and you should always check you are dealing with a reputable company.

Of course, there are great roofing restorers, which offer affordable roof restorations without skimping on quality, but do your research before agreeing to anything.

What Does Roof Restoration Entail?

At Homestyle Roof Painters, keeping our customers happy is our biggest concern.

That is why we guarantee you thorough, hassle-free and affordable roof restorations.

We encourage you to view our picture gallery of past work, so you can decide for yourself.

Here is a breakdown of the roof restoration process and what you can expect from us:

Inspect and Clean

Roofing specialists will first inspect your roof’s condition and prepare the quote for the restoration.

When you agree to our quote, the team gets to work.

Firstly, the roof is prepared for a thorough clean using specialised pressure washing equipment to treat the whole area, including solar panels, skylights and whirlybirds.

Waste water from cleaning is eco-friendly and does not pollute your local sewerage system.

Repair and Replacement

If the ridges on your roof are loose or cracked, which often occurs over time and exposure to the elements, they will need rebedding.

All re-bedded ridge caps are then replaced or repointed with Flexi Point (a pre-mixed, pre-coloured, flexible pointing compound).

This is to ensure ridge stability and to also improve the aesthetics of your roof.

After re-bedding and repointing, the roof is sealed using a solvent based product.

This will completely seal the tiles and add additional protection, thereby extending the life of your roof.

This is especially important in the Brisbane climate, which can see extremes in weather at certain times of the year.

The roof is now prepared for a roof coating, using Acryloc surface bonding systems and Acryloc roof membrane surface coats.

Specially colour-matched paint is finally applied with the latest Graco Paint machine for a super-even finish.

Affordable roof restorations that are of high-quality are not impossible to find.

Homestyle Roof Painters has built a solid reputation in Brisbane roofing renovations by our first-class workmanship and exceptional work ethic.

Our team never cuts corners and we ensure we have the best possible finish.

At Homestyle Roof Painters, we have over 35 years’ industry experience, a high level of professionalism and friendly staff at our disposal.

Call us today on 07 5495 2200 to discuss your roof, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Refresh Your Home with Tile Roof Restoration

Refresh Your Home with Tile Roof Restoration

Your roof is the most protective component of your home.

It shields your family from external elements such as rain, wind, storms and hail stones, as well as the flying debris that gets tossed about during tropical cyclone season.

With all the carnages your roof experiences, it is expected to suffer damages more frequently than the rest of your home.

If you have a clay tile roof, you can benefit from a tile roof restoration. Although clay is durable, it can still crack and become damaged.

Proper maintenance and an eventual restoration are two crucial steps to keep your roof in good condition.

Here are a few things to consider if you have decided to undertake roof restoration for your clay tile roof:

Locate the Source of Trouble

Tiles that creak or a roof that leaks are definite reasons for a tile roof restoration.

Even though clay tiles are strong, constant exposure to the elements and lack of maintenance can reduce its longevity.

Make it a habit to inspect your roof and familiarise yourself with the signs of roof damage.

Nipping a minor, fixable issue in the bud can prevent costlier disasters in the future.

Restore with Care

After you detect the problem, it is time to get it fixed. A few broken clay tiles do not mean you need to replace your entire roof.

Although you might be able to change the defective tiles on your own, you need to be careful not to cause further damage to the other surrounding ones.

You should also exercise caution when standing on your roof. Instead, call our roofing specialists at Homestyle Roof Painters.

We can offer you an affordable alternative to roof replacements.

We will restore your broken or missing clay tiles.

If you wish, we can also polish or paint them to enhance their appearance and reinforce their durability.

Carefully Match the Tiles

During a tile roof restoration, it is important to match the replacement tiles to the rest.

Besides maintaining a uniform appearance, different tiles have different textures and fitting procedures, so it is important to find the right ones.

A professional will ensure they have the right material before they get to work.

If you are having trouble sourcing the right tiles, call Homestyle Roof Painters. We are able to source the tiles you need.

If you want to renew your clay tile roof with a roof restoration, get in touch with us by calling us on (07) 5495 2200.

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Do You Need Emergency Roof Repair?


Are You Looking For Affordable Roofing Experts in Brisbane?

Your roof – along with your walls – is part of the biggest components of your home.

The roof offers protection from external elements and plays a huge role in other areas, such as insulation and keeping your home cool.

However, wear and tear from age and weather can deteriorate your roof’s condition, at which point you will need to restore it.

Roof restoration in Brisbane is a process where your roof is repaired and upgraded, so as to stop or slow down damage.

This service is usually more cost-effective and quicker than building a full replacement.

What Is Roof Restoration?

Roof restoration encompasses the process of cleaning, repairing and re-coating all types of roofs, including tiled, concrete or metal.

Restorations are particularly beneficial if your roof needs rejuvenating.

The process can preserve the life of your roof and it is a more affordable alternative to a complete replacement.

If you are worried about your budget and that is keeping you from calling a team of roofing specialists, you might want to consider a restoration.

Roof Restoration in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Caboolture

Homestyle Roof Painters is a family-owned and operated business with over 35 years in the industry.

We offer roof painting and roof restoration services.

If your roof is looking dull and needs refreshing, or your tile roof needs replacing, we can provide you with an effective solution to get your roof looking great again.

If you want an economical treatment, we highly recommend booking a roof restoration.

This process saves resources and time.

However, you will be pleasantly surprised by the results. Our team of experts can leave your roof looking as good as new.

Do I Need a Roof Restoration?

Take a good look at your roof. Is it leaking? Do you see water stains in your interior walls?

Are the tiles cracked and are you finding chunks of them on the ground? Is your roof structure looking warped or misshapen?

Or does your roof just look old and dull?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need our Brisbane roof restoration service to save your roof before it becomes a very expensive problem.

No Salespeople, Only Qualified Tradespeople

The aim of our company is to make your experience with us as simple and hassle-free as possible.

We provide quality roof painting, maintenance and roofing restoration services at affordable prices. Contact Homestyle Roof Painters for a free, no-obligation quote.

You can call us on 07 5628 0238 or email us.

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