Painted Roof vs Galvalume® Roof Advantage

Large Pre-Engineered Steel Building

When you choose to install a metal roof, there are some decisions that you have to make when it comes to whether or not you want a painted roof or a Galvalume® roof. If you aren’t sure what Galvalume® is, it is a type of coating consisting of zinc, aluminum, and silicon that is used to protect metal from oxidation. When comparing Galvalume® vs. painted metal roofs, you can see that there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Let’s explore their differences to help you better decide which one works best for you.

To begin, you should recognize that both types of metal roofs last, whether they are simply painted or they have Galvalume®.  At Maverick Steel, we also offer a 25 year warranty on all panels, so even if you do encounter a problem with your roof, it does not matter what style you choose because we will fix it regardless. However, when comparing Galvalume® vs. painted metal roof costs, Galvalume® is cheaper and more standard. This price difference is one apparent benefit of Galvalume®. Another perk of Galvalume® is that you get more bang for your buck since Galvalume® does not fade like the color on a painted roof does.

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 Galvalume®. People know that their painted roof will fade faster and that they will only have to pay even more to ge it repainted down the road. On another note, 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. 

While it seems that there are many more benefits of Galvalume® than painted roofs, painted roofs do offer more variety than Galvalume® roofs. With a painted roof, you can choose a color that matches your home exactly. Galvalume® does not have as many color or style options, so if you are very picky about the color of your roof, then opting for the painted roof may be your best choice. Additionally, if you are not a fan of the farmhouse style seen with Galvalume®, you can decide on a 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.

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

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