Painted Roof Vs Galvalume Roof Advantage

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Selecting a roof for your Maverick Steel Building often boils down to a choice: a galvanized metal painted roof or one with a galvalume coating. Each has its unique attributes and benefits.

What Is Galvalume?

At the core of galvalume metal is a blend of aluminum and zinc, precisely a 55% mix. This combination, when compared to the zinc coating of galvanized alternatives, offers a more durable layer of protection, especially at the cut edges. 

This ensures that metal panels treated with galvalume coating are highly resistant to corrosion and rusting.

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What is the difference between Galvalume and galvanized Steel Roofing?

Galvalume vs galvanized has been a debate since the inception of the former. While galvanized coatings have been trusted for decades, the combination of zinc and aluminum in Galvalume offers enhanced protection, especially when subjected to high temperature and the elements.

How Long Does Metal Roofing Last?

Metal roof panels, especially those that have undergone the hot dipping process, are among the longest-lasting roofing systems available today. While galvanized metal can last up to 50 years, the fusion of aluminum and zinc in Galvalume metal roofs gives them an edge, often lasting beyond 60 years.

Maverick Steel Buildings offers a 25-year warranty on all metal roof panels provided. No matter the type or style of metal panel roof you opt for, we’ve got your back.

How Much Does Metal Roofing Cost?

Galvalume steel is priced similarly to galvanized steel. However, with our coated panels you get more bang for your buck since it does not fade in high temperatures like a painted roof does. Metal roofing is generally more affordable than other traditional standing seam metal roofing methods and lasts much longer.

When considering metal roof and wall solutions, Maverick Steel Buildings provides a variety. The sheen of stainless steel, the rugged charm of galvalume metal, or the time-tested reliability of galvanized – the choices cater to diverse aesthetics and functional requirements.

When pitted against each other in terms of costs, galvalume panels offer more value compared to galvanized ones, especially when considering longevity and their resistance to extreme temperatures.

Does The Color Fade In The Sun?

Painted roofs fade much more quickly, but Galvalume keeps its color. Many people recognize this fact, which is why we at Maverick Steel sell more coated metal. People know that their painted roof will fade faster and that they will only have to pay even more to get it repainted down the road. 

For an architectural roof, Galvalume is definitely the best choice if you want to preserve your roof’s color and prevent it from fading in the sun. This means that you won’t have to repaint or replace your roof as often, saving you time and money. With the right maintenance, a galvanized steel roof can last for decades!

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Farmhouse Style Metal Roofing Systems

If you are a fan of the newly back in style farmhouse theme, then Galvalume is a great option for you. The Galvalume look resembles a farmhouse style. 

Additionally, if you are not a fan of the farmhouse style seen with Galvalume, you can decide on a more traditional style roof and paint it whatever color you want with the painted roof option. There is more to choose from if you decide to paint your roof.

Metal Roof Color Options

It appears that there are many more benefits of Galvalume than galvanized steel painted roofs. However, painted roofs do offer more color variety than Galvalume roofs. 

With a painted roof, you can choose a color that matches your home exactly. Because Galvalume does not have as many color or style options, if you have a particular color scheme or style then opting for the painted roof may be your best choice. 

One Major Drawback Of Galvalume

It is important to know that when galvalume comes into contact with copper and lead  both metals can increase the speed and amount of corrosion in your coated metal roofing. 

This can happen when this coating comes into contact with extremely moist environments such as the crevices caused by wooden roof decking, concrete, and mortar.

So Which Roofing Material Is Right For Your Project?

Both styles have their advantages and disadvantages. If you are on a tighter budget, maybe you should opt for Galvalume. 

If you have more leeway with money and care a great deal about the color of your roof matching your home, you should choose to paint your roof. If you go to Maverick Steel for your roofing needs, you cannot go wrong with either option.