On 5/20/2011 9:16 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've thought about it and people do paint their asphalt shingles with
acrylic paint. I don't think I'd ever do it because it would void the my
If you know who did your roof ask them or contact the shingle mfg.
It isn't designed for it, but I have seen people tease an extra year or
two out of a tired asphalt shingle roof by painting it with the
'topcoat' stuff designed for rubber membrane roofs. I know that stuff
ain't cheap, and in the cases I saw, I suspect it was sourced from a
friend of a friend, either damaged cans out a warehouse back door, or
jobsite leftovers that would have dried up bad before they could be
used. I know the stuff comes in various colors, with white being the
Sort of an off white but pretty bright. My neighbor did his. We had a
ridge vent installed with the last roof but attic heat here is a big
deal. One roofer told me a white roof (well whiter roof) can lower your
attic by as much as 10 degrees.
Some shingle mfg stopped making white(ish) shingles but they are still
available. GAF used to but I think they stopped.
Depends on who is doing the fixing. :-)
I patched up my flat roof in NM with Henry roof coating and/or a white
roof product. Stuff actually worked pretty good.
I wouldn't try it on shingles but I'd be interested in hearing the long
email@example.com wrote the following:
I have a 20' x20' (400 sq. ft.) sunroom that had a black shingle roof.
It became hotter in the summer than the outside temperature.
With the pitch of the roof, the actual roof area might have been 450 sq. ft.
I painted it with Henry Solarflex 287 SF Brilliant White Elastomeric
It is not advertised as a coating for asphalt shingled roofs, but I just
tried it before spending big $$$ for switching to a light colored shingle.
It's been 4 years and it is still white. Also, the coating has greatly
reduced the shedding of the granular surface of the shingles.
Bought it Home Depot. It came in a 5 gallon plastic can, and I have
about 1/4 of it left.
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