Long-Lasting and Sustainable: Sherwin-Williams Metal Roofing
The metal roof atop Model ReModel 2022 is protected by a proprietary resin coating system from Sherwin-Williams called Fluropon. Fluropon is a PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) coating that provides protection and coloring for metal panels and, in this case, metal roofing. The application takes place during manufacturing and includes a primer coat and several color coats.
Metal roofing provides a long lifespan and warranty, and creates a modern look. While asphalt roofs—the standard for residential roofing—can last from 15 to 20 years, a metal roof can be expected to last 45 to 50 years. This longevity makes the initial investment worthwhile, as homeowners save the expense and hassle of repeated replacement.
Model ReModel contractor Symbi Homes selected Sherwin-Williams’ color Iron Ore to help the roof blend in with the solar panels that will be installed. While dark colors tend to absorb heat, the treated coating features specialized solar reflective pigments that reflect the heat of the sun and can reduce energy use.
In addition to energy savings, the product is sustainable. A metal roof with Fluropon coating is made from recycled metals and can be recycled at the end of its useful life. In this way, the product saves materials from the landfill at both ends of its life.
Sherwin-Williams’ Fluropon coating provides a durable finish with excellent color retention. It has been tested and meets or exceeds the American Society for Testing and Materials’ stringent standards and the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance’s AAMA 2605 high-performance exterior specification. It can be applied to many materials, including metal roofing and wall panel systems, curtain walls, windows, skylights, entrance systems, louvers and grills, soffits, fascia, mullions, column covers, and more.