Metal roofs take the residential market by storm

As metal roofing soars in popularity, so do the aesthetic options.

Once only popular in the commercial market, metal roofs have grown in popularity in recent years on residential projects. Homeowners are demanding durable roofs with minimal maintenance, causing its share of the roofing market to jump each year. In 2016, metal roofing comprised 14% of the residential market, nearly doubling in a few years. Meanwhile, asphalt shingles are declining in popularity.

As metal roofing soars in popularity, so do the aesthetic options. Now, there are more shapes, colors, and texture options than ever before.

Although these roofs often have a higher upfront cost, the design life is typically around 50 years. This is significantly longer than asphalt shingles, providing exceptional value over the life of the product. Metal roofs are also praised for their energy efficiency, lowering energy bills throughout the life of the product. Solar reflective coatings can also lower cooling bills by reflecting unwanted heat.

It is essential to use durable coatings with metal roof products to protect the investment. Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings high-performance metal coatings prevent fading and chalking for many years. With numerous colors and textures available, the aesthetic options are nearly endless.

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Jeff Alexander, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings VP of Sales for the Coil and Extrusion division has been with Sherwin-Williams (formerly Valspar) since 1997. He has an entrepreneur spirit and has thrived in building relationships with our customers. Jeff has fully immersed himself in all levels of the coating industry and enjoyed his term as National President at NCCA (National Coil Coating Association).  He is focused on continuing to educate customers on the paint industry.

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