Many times, when people consider buying a metal roof a concerning question comes to mind, that is, “how long will a metal roof really last?” They wonder what their roof will look like after a little while, and if it will fade and look dull like so many roofs they see when driving around the neighborhood.
It’s a good question, an important question, and one that will be answered for you here.
There are two main ingredients to paint, pigment and resin. Pigment provides the color, controls UV light transmission, and helps protect against corrosion. While the resin acts like a glue that holds the pigment together, providing durability to the paint.
There are three kinds of pigment used to make paint; organic, inorganic, and ceramic.
Organic pigment occurs naturally and generally costs less to use. Some organic pigments may have good durability, but not enough to keep the paint looking good.
This pigment also occurs naturally but does not contain any carbon compounds. Their higher performance usually comes with a higher cost, especially when compared with organic pigment.
The last pigment is ceramic pigment, which is made from mixed metal oxides. They are the most color stable pigments on the market today, and also the most expensive out of the three.
So the simple answer to whether a metal roof will fade is yes, but to what extent, and over what period of time is largely dependent on the information discussed above. You see, when cheaper pigments and resins are used, the result will be a low-quality paint on your roof, one that will not last and will fade relatively quickly.
The old adage “You get what you pay for,” rings true here. It’s best to use high-quality products on your metal roof, that way you maintain a good-looking roof for the longest time possible.
A metal roof will fade, some more than others, but a high-quality paint will allow your roof to fade very slowly over a long period of time.
Tri County Metals uses Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings, a premium polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) that has been a standard for high-performance coatings for more than 50 years.
Have a look at the different paint color options we offer.
Tri County Metals makes a superior product, ensuring that your next roof will be your last.
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