Industrial Roof & Wall Coatings Projects

Painting/ Refinishing/ Sealing of Metal/ Steel Roofs on Industrial & Manufacturing Facilities

You have a very significant investment in the contents of your industrial or manufacturing facility.
Whether you own that facility, have the responsibility for maintaining it, or both, this facility represents a vital element for your business and profits, as well as representing a liability if neglected. Protecting that investment is your roof, which attracts little attention until it leaks.

Working tirelessly and silently 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for many years, your factory roof is exposed to the elements, weather, sun, airborne pollution, rain etc. All of which take their toll on its metal surface and normally resulting in corrosion. Regardless of whether your roof comes with a factory finish or is bare galvanized steel, the effects of corrosion will cause the roof fastenings to oxidise and allow entry for water into your structure if given enough time. Corrosion will also wear through the sheet steel, causing it to become very fragile, perforated, to leak, and in due course need replacement.

The results of the steel wearing out include costly damages to equipment, inventory, operations, shutdowns, safety hazards, and costly ongoing maintenance. Finding and spot-fixing a leaking roof can be a very challenging process, since water can enter at one spot, follow the top of a structural beam hidden from sight, and then show up in a completely different position of the building as leaking water. Such a crisis can be avoided through a professional roof inspection that will help you in planning and budgeting for your long term roofing needs.

Paint Doctor Roof and Wall Coatings offers a no-cost inspection with comprehensive findings, we recommend the best-value solutions for your needs and budgetary constraints. You will always be aware of all your alternatives, and thus be empowered to make an educated decision on what system to go with. Our best client is our most well-informed client.

What options are available for customers with a deteriorating roof? If a roof is undergoing signs of visible corrosion but no leaks, it can be treated with a direct-to-rust epoxy primer to stop the corrosion, (the epoxy catalyses in the rust, stopping the corrosion and preventing air and water from re-establishing corrosion), and finish coated with a durable urethane for long term aesthetic performance.

If the roof has leaking issues, a good choice is an elastomeric roof coating system designed to encapsulate the roof, bridging all gaps and seams to act as a wrapping system for the roof. Elastomerics have great elongation and provide excellent waterproofing performance when combined with sealing the seams and entry points of the roof with the appropriate associated systems.

At a small fraction of the cost of replacement, these types of refurbishment systems are selected by owners as an effective and cost efficient alternative to complete replacement. Low pitched roofs tend to get more sun exposure and accumulate more dirt. On buildings where snow falls (infrequent in most of South Africa) , if the roof is left unclean, as ice and snow slide down the roof, this surface dirt under the ice and snow can act like sandpaper, removing the protective factory paint finish and leaving the roof with little or no film of paint for corrosion control.

Project Supervision

Our painting company is able to take charge and administer any project no matter how large. All of our teams are headed by competent, trained team-leaders who report directly to the projects co-ordinator, and assures strict adherence to the company’s high standards of efficiency and quality control.

We pride ourselves on minimizing disruptions to your business and occupants, and are adept in working in occupied and operating facilities, and during fixed time window periods such as scheduled shutdowns.