Guest User
1/25/2004
Gentlemen: I am in the process of building a home and am interested in standing seam metal roofing. With the new products available when, if ever, will I need to repaint the roof?
Guest User
1/25/2004
There are different paint finishes available on different products. Generally, the top of the line paint finish on standing seam is a Kynar 500 or Hylar 5000 finish. These products typically have warranties against fade and chalk for 30 years. Depending upon your location, with these finishes, you can reasonably expect more than 30 years of good attractive life out of the initial finish. I would suggest looking for a product which its manufacturer can assure you that it meets the minimum performance specifications in the Metal Construction Association guide specification for residential roofing, preferably at the Premium level.
lori lori
2/15/2004
Hi there, I am starting to do research on metal roofing, and one of my main concerns is......what's it gonna look like in 10 years? I have heard that the colors fade if you go with darker shades, and that if you have trees in the area(which I do, big elms front and back) that the trees can stain the roof and it is next to impossible to clean this. Also my roof is extremely steep, not at all walkable so the cleaning part would defenitely not be done by me. my home is in an older area and this would be the first metal roof in this neighborhood, I don't want it to look terrible after a few years. Was the info I was given correct??
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
2/15/2004
Without a doubt, overhanging trees which lose a lot of sap or other "stuff" can create a build-up on a roof which will cause discoloration over time. This makes no difference whether it is a metal roof or some other product. This dirt buildup can be cleaned by power washing or scrubbing. However, choosing a dark color roof can help keep it from being as noticeable. Also, with today's metal roofs, there are dark colors available utilizing reflective pigment so you can get energy efficiency through reflectance even in dark colors. Of course, also, many metal roof profiles by their very design help reduce attic heat build up because they conduct very little heat down into the attic. As far as fade resistance, today's top of the line paint finishes and aggregate coatings are very fade and chalk resistant. Check with the product manufacturer concerning warranties and test results they have concerning fade and chalk.
Guest User
2/20/2004
Our client has a prototype standard color and the existing building that they're renovating has a different colored roof. What do you recommend for a new paint finish? Can you suggest a product? Thanks - Shannon
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