FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
  1. How long have Calbar metal paint products been in use?
  2. Do I need any specialized equipment to apply Calbar metal roof paint?
  3. How long can I expect Calbar paint to last on my roof or siding?  What I really want to know is how long will it last before I have to repaint it?
  4. Are there temperature constraints and / or weather conditions that I need to be aware of before applying Calbar metal roof paint?
  5. Where can I purchase Calbar metal paint products?
  6. I don't have any experience painting, let alone painting a roof.  Can you assist me in finding a contractor?
  7. Are Calbar products available in Canada?
  8. Where in Canada will you ship to?
  9. How do I order Calbar products?
 

How long have Calbar metal paint products been in use?  Calbar has been in use since 1920.  Specially formulated for  use on metal roofing and siding, the Calbar line of products have a long history of providing long-lasting and beautiful coating solutions to building owners and home owners.  Properly maintained, metal roofs and siding can often last the lifetime of a structure.  Calbar is an integral part of such a maintenance program.  <<top>>

Do I need any specialized equipment to apply Calbar metal roof paint?  No.  Calbar paints can be applied using a roller, brush or airless spray.  All of these methods are inexpensive and easily purchased at your local building materials supplier.  Certainly, the purchase of an airless sprayer unit is more expensive than a brush or roller, however a standard residential sprayer will cost approximately $200.00.  For more information, guidelines and installation tips / techniques, please click on the "manuals" link above.  <<top>>

How long can I expect Calbar paint to last on my roof or siding?  What I really want to know is how long will it last before I have to repaint it?  All surfaces age differently depending on local weather conditions, amount of exposure to the sun and the quality of the paint application.  However, assuming that the application guidelines are followed, you should obtain 8 - 10 + years of service from your newly painted metal roof and / or siding.  <<top>> 

Are there temperature constraints and / or weather conditions that I need to be aware of before applying Calbar metal roof paint?  Yes.  This is a very important question.

  • Never apply Calbar products on humid or wet surfaces, or on dry surfaces when rain is threatened within 2 hours of application.
  • Air & surface temperatures must be between 40 deg F and 80 deg F for best results.
  • Starting too early in the morning risks encountering surface dew.  Starting too late in the day risks encountering surface dew and / or temperatures falling below the 40 deg mark.  Application of paint is best done between the hours of 10AM and 4PM.  <<top>>

Where can I purchase Calbar metal paint products?  Please visit our web store at www.mackeymetalroofing.com or click HERE!  You can also call us at 1.866.241.3234 for more product information and / or to place an order.  <<top>> 

I don't have any experience painting, let alone painting a roof.  Can you assist me in finding a contractor?  We make every effort to assist our clients in finding a local contractor if so required.  <<top>>

Are Calbar products available in Canada?  Yes.  As of January 1, 2008, Calbar Metal Roof & Siding Paint products are available in Canada through Mackey Metal Roofing.  You can purchase online at www.mackeymetalroofing.com or place an order via phone at 1-866-241-3234.  MMR is equipped to service clients throughout Canada by providing product knowledge, installation guidelines / techniques, product ordering / delivery and contractor assistance.  <<top>>

Where in Canada will you ship to?  We ship our products routinely into Montreal, Qc for distribution throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.  If wanting to place an order for delivery to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, NWT or the Yukon, please call us so that we can advise you of the shipping rate prior to order placement.  <<top>>

How do I order Calbar products?  At present, you can order Calbar products by:

  • Telephone:  Please call toll-free at 1.866.241.3234.  Should you be transferred into our voicemail system, please leave a message with your Name, Telephone Number and the best time to reach you.  We will make certain to contact you quickly.
  • Secure Online Ordering:  Please visit us at www.mackeymetalroofing.com!   <<top>>

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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