Cold water pipes running through the roof cavity… many residents in the tropics face the hot reality of being scalded by the hot water coming out of the cold-water pipes, especially during the summer months.

Hot, when it should be cold…

Cold water pipes running through the roof cavity… many residents in the tropics face the hot reality of being scalded by the hot water coming out of the cold-water pipes, especially during the summer months.

One of the reasons we always recommend a light-coloured roof installation or white heat-reflective paint application on the roof is to minimise the sun’s heat stress on the roof and everything under it. The second you start putting stainers (or colour) in the base paint, you start to eliminate the heat-reflective properties of any given paint product. The next downfall of a dark colour in the tropics when you do house painting or roof painting is that the darker colours fade a lot quicker than the lighter colour choices.

In effect, having your plumbing running through the roof cavity can be a real pain! And having to waste water by running it out of the tap to reach some sort of coolness is just not cool in our already water-deprived city of Townsville.

When we took on the project at the Riverplace Apartments, they had two major issues:

  • – Faded, worn-out and damaged roof paint, due mainly to colour choice
  • – Hot water in the cold tap, due to the pipes being in the roof cavities

Repainting the black, green, red and blue roofs in sophisticated Colorbond® Surfmist® solved the scalding hot water in the cold-water pipes. And secondly, the choice of a light colour will provide for a “fresh for longer” roof look.

If you want to know more about how we can beautify and cool your roof and property, give us a call on 0402110704.