Coating or Painting a Metal Roof
LESLIE: Going way out to Alaska to talk metal roofs with Richard. What can we do for you?
RICHARD: Yeah, on an earlier show you had mentioned that the new metal roofs are really good. And I was planning on using one and you said something about some coating; new coating they were putting on them. And I was wondering if you could be specific about that.
TOM: Yeah, the paint finish on the new prefabricated metal roof products is designed to – it’s sort of like a low-e finish. It reflects the radiant heat of the sun back off of the roof so it won’t overheat your house. And most of the new roofing products have that. A good website to research metal roofing and to find contractors in your areas that can apply metal roof is MetalRoofing.com. That’s the website for the Metal Roofing Association. And they’ve got some beautiful photographs there of these roofs.
LESLIE: And the different options that are available for you.
TOM: Yeah, get some good ideas.
RICHARD: What’s the – what is the coating, though? The actual name of the coating?
TOM: Well, there’s basically three types of finished for a metal roof. The first is a granular finish. Then you could have natural metal. Then you can also have a painted finish. Now if you’re going to use the natural metal finish, it’s not going to have this additional coating on it. But if you use a granular finish or a painted finish it is. So that’s what you need to look for. And again, for more information you can log onto MetalRoofing.com.
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