Can You Paint Roof Tiles: What You Need To Know

December 19, 2022

Do you need help determining if you can paint your roof tiles? Call the experts at PRS Roofing at (800) 750-9198.

Homeowners wanting to update their roof’s appearance or extend the life of their roofing tiles may wonder, “Can you paint roof tiles?” This article addresses that question and explains what you need to know about painting your tile roof. 

Our PRS Roofing team has years of experience with roofing tiles. Read our blog to learn how long roof tiles last, or check out our other blog posts to learn more about tile roofs.  

Why Paint a Tile Roof?

Homeowners paint their tile roofs for various reasons, the main two being to improve the roof’s appearance and protect the tiles from deterioration. 

To Boost Curb Appeal

Roofing tiles can become faded and weathered over time, dulling the once-vibrant color or creating a patchy appearance. New paint can bring a discolored roof back to life by creating a uniform color. Homeowners who want to boost their home’s curb appeal may choose to paint their roof tiles for a clean and classic appearance. 

To Seal Roofing Materials

Uncoated roof tiles may absorb moisture and become damaged over time. Homeowners can help protect their roofing materials from intruding water and long-term deterioration by applying a roof coating. Painting roof tiles can also help prevent the growth of mold and algae, which can cause damage over time.

Can You Paint Concrete Roof Tiles?

Can you paint roof tiles made of concrete? Yes, you can paint concrete roof tiles for a refreshed appearance. If you have a concrete tile roof with stains or dull colors, you may decide to have it painted, but be sure to only use appropriate types of paints for a durable but breathable seal. 

We recommend hiring a professional roof painting service to complete your tile painting. Roof painting professionals will likely clean your roof with a pressure washer before starting to paint to ensure a high-quality finish, and they know the best products to use.  

Can You Paint Clay Roof Tiles?

Painting on a new coating only works for some roof tile materials. Clay materials finished with glazes struggle to hold onto the paint, shedding off the new layer within a couple of years of application. If your roof tiles have a glazed finish, there’s no need to spend money on painting them because they already have a water-tight seal. 

Let Our Team at PRS Roofing Help Maintain Your Tile Roof

The answer to the question, “Can you paint roof tiles?” depends on the tile material, but generally, you can paint your tile roof unless it’s glazed.

Keeping your tile roof in the best possible shape means investing in regular maintenance, coatings, and repairs. Read our blog about roof coatings, and trust us at PRS Roofing with your tile roof in the Orlando area. 

We can handle any tile roofing project, from installations and repairs to tile roof replacements. Call us today to discuss your tile roof at (800) 750-9198. We’ll begin your service with a free quote.