Paint Warranties

Paint Warranties

We have several different warranties available in over 30 different colors. We will explain all your different options regarding colors and warranties in this section.

#1 GRADE - 30 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Our #1 grade panel comes with a 30 year limited paint warranty.  It guarantees that all of our painted panels won't crack or peel for 30 years from the date of purchase.  It also covers color retention (fading) to a certain degree.  All metal roof panels will fade over time, but we guarantee our panels will change consistently and within certain degrees of measure.
Click to View 30 Year Limited Warranty - Ironclad Paint

#1 GRADE - 20 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY - GALVALUME PLUS
Our Galvalume Plus panels are covered by a 20 year limited warranty against rust and corrosion. Galvalume falls under a different warranty from our painted panels, because it is a zinc/aluminum coating applied to the metal itself. This material has a protective acrylic top coat which may give the panels a slight brownish tint as they age. Galvalume may also fade at different rates depending on its angle to the sun and several other factors. Within 5 years, there could be noticeable difference in the quality of the luster of the panel.
Click to View 20 Year Limited Warranty - Galvalume Plus

UTILITY GRADE - 5 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Our Utility Grade panels are a cost effective alternative to our #1 Grade panels. They have a 5 year warranty that covers cracking and peeling of the paint. Utility panels are available in R & U Panel with 5 color options - Galvalume, White, Tan, Light Stone, and Light Gray.
Click to View 5 Year Limited Warranty - Utility Paint
Click to View 5 Year Limited Warranty - Utility Galvalume

Paint Details

In this section, you can learn all you want to know about our paint systems. This section will explore our paint composition and how the panels are painted. You can also see test data and compare our paint systems to others.

PAINT COMPOSITION
All coatings are made of two primary ingredients: resin and pigment. The function of the resin is to provide adhesion, flexibility, hardness, moisture and chemical resistance, and resistance to ultra-violet light. The pigment provides the color and its composition helps determine how well it can resist fading.
There are three different kinds of pigments:

  • Organic Pigments: a class of pigments that may have good - but usually not ultimate - durability. Just as the curtains in your living room can be expected to fade with time, so can the organic pigments used in coatings. It generally costs less to use organic pigments.
  • Inorganic Pigments: pigments that are synthetic or naturally occurring which do not contain carbon compounds. The majority of these colorants provide excellent long-term performance. The exception is carbon black. Their higher performance usually comes at a higher cost than organic colorants.
  • Ceramic Pigments: named after their original use in ceramic products, these complex inorganic pigments are made from mixed metal oxides synthesized at molten metal temperatures. The most color-stable pigments available today, they offer unparalleled resistance to heat, light, chemical attack, and higher solar reflectance. These attributes make them ideal to use in the highest quality exterior coatings to assure long-term color retention even after decades of weathering. Higher cost is usually associated with their higher performance.

Our coatings are all made from ceramic or inorganic pigments with a silicone-protected polyester resin. The silipoly resin is second in performance only to polyvinylidine fluoride (PVDF) resins. The PVDF resins are very expensive, while our much more affordable silipoly resin has come a long way to the point where its performance is almost as good PVDF.

HOW ARE PANELS PAINTED?
Our panels start out as 20,000 pound coils of flat sheet metal. They are loaded onto a machine that begins by uncoiling the coils. The uncoiled sheet then proceeds along a series of rollers through different phases of the process. First the metal is cleaned and degreased, then a chemical pretreatment is placed on the panel. Then the panel is dried before it proceeds to the primer unit. Once primed, it hits a curing oven to bake the primer on. It then goes through the machine that applies that main top coating. After being cured in an oven again, it is laminated to protect it, then recoiled.
At this point, to make your panels, we take the correctly colored coil, load onto one of our panel mills depending on what panel style you want, and the mill does the rest. It cuts the panels to length, and forms them. The panels are gathered, stacked, and shipped to you.

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Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving.