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Is it Worthwhile Painting Your Roof in Florida?

When most people think about exterior painting, the vision of painting the roof is typically the last to come to mind. Homeowners and businesses in most parts of the country do not generally paint their roofs. In Florida, roof painting is a common component of exterior painting services. Floridians paint their roofs to offset deterioration caused by the state’s unique climate and to help keep underlying structures cooler by warding off the intense heat generated by Florida’s intense sunshine.

The professionals at Naples-based FCI Painting have been offering roof painting, cleaning, and maintenance to southwest Florida homeowners and businesses for over 25 years. With their roof maintenance expertise, they can detail why it is worthwhile to paint your roof in Florida. Read on to learn more about why you should paint your roof, and then turn to FCI painting for your roof maintenance and painting.

Florida’s Climate Takes Toll on Roofing Materials

Florida’s hot and humid climate subjects your roof to prolonged periods of extreme stress not found in much of the country. We enjoy the state’s bountiful sunshine and the warm climate it provides, but the yearlong intensity of its ultraviolet rays leads to a faster molecular breakdown of roofing materials. Extreme temperature variations further accelerate this breakdown. Researchers have determined that the average temperature of home roof shingles in Florida can range from 70 degrees Fahrenheit at night to nearly 160 degrees in the afternoon, a 90-degree variation.

That extreme variation impacts roofing materials by making them expand with the heat and then contract as they cool. Compromised roofing materials are further impacted by our humidity and frequent downpours between May and October.

These environmental stressors put a heavy toll on our roofing materials that can significantly reduce the longevity of your roof. Unprotected asphalt shingles in Florida tend to experience curling, warping, and discoloration much quicker than in other states. Clay and concrete tiled roofing are more resistant to such environmental damage, but over time they, too, can experience degradation.

Extend the Lifespan of Your Roof

You can protect your roof from climate-related damage with specialized paint or other roof coatings. These products safeguard roofing materials from damage caused by UV rays, heat, temperature fluctuations, rain, and humidity, which helps extend their longevity. They significantly enhance roof water resistance. Most products also include chemicals that inhibit the growth of roof-damaging algae, moss, mold, and mildew.

Energy Savings Gained by Painting Your Roof

When your roof heats up, some of that heat is absorbed by the interior structure. This will force your air conditioning system to work harder to maintain comfort levels. This holds especially true with poorly insulated buildings. A specialized roof paint or coating can reflect up to 80 percent of the sun’s energy away from your roof. This significantly reduce its temperature, decreasing AC-based energy consumption.

Or Consult with a Professional Naples, FL Painting Company

If you want to learn more about the benefits of painting your roof, consult with FCI Painting. We have more than 25 years of professional experience helping Naples, Florida-area homeowners. We also help businesses maintain, clean, and protect their roofs. For all your painting and related property maintenance needs, contact FCI Painting online or call us at (239) 435-1001.

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6 Stars

The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany K