Metal Roofing Systems – Coatings for the Harsh Dallas Environment
Alpine Roofing Construction your Dallas metal roofing systems experts have the experience to advise you as to the best metal roofing coating to protect your metal roof and extend its life. The coating system, or paint, for metal panels is just as important as the substrate. For the life of the panel, the surface, or coating, will be exposed to environmental elements – ultraviolet sun rays, acid rain, dirt, etc. Over time, these environmental conditions will break down the coating resulting in panel fade and chalk. Fade and chalk are not pleasing to the eye, and the degree of fade and chalk is directly related to the coating system.
Metal has rapidly become the material of choice for exterior use due to its rugged durability, design versatility, and aesthetic possibilities. However, for all its bravado and beauty, metal doesn’t necessarily have a tough skin and is only available in a single color. To be both functional and decorative, the metal must be coated with a finish that beautifies with color and doesn’t chalk, won’t lose its color and sheen, and won’t pit or chip, or age before its time.
The most popular coatings for to protect panels and Metal Roofing Systems is Kynar 500 (PVDF), Silicone Modified Polyester (SMP) and Polyester. Of the three, Kynar 500 (PVDF) coatings provide the best protection against fade and chalk and are proven to provide the best long-term performance. Architects around the world specify Kynar 500® PVDF resin-based coatings to protect aluminum, galvanized steel, and aluminized steel. Other coating systems cannot withstand the rigors of nature and time like those based on Kynar 500 resins.
Kynar 500 (PVDF) coatings are the best for a long service life, color retention, and chalk resistance to maintain the long term appearance of your Metal Roofing Systems. Selecting Kynar 500 (PVDF) means long-lasting “like new” appearance year-after-year versus Silicone Modified Polyester (SMP) coatings, which can begin to degrade and look aged after only a few years.More Information
As indicated above, high performing substrates and coatings are important to protect you Metal Roofing Systems where long-term performance and aesthetics are important. Warranties are also a consideration when selecting a metal panel. Consumers often associate warranty with dependability and performance. This is not necessarily the case. Just because a warranty has an extended time frame (45 years or even a “lifetime”), it does not necessarily mean that the warranty is better or that the product offers better performance.
Contact Alpine Roofing Construction your Metal Roofing Systems experts today for a free metal roofing consultation.