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Choosing the best metal does not have to be confusing. This video series was created to help educate consumers and business owners about metal roofing and siding. The right selection can lead to decades of service life and customer satisfaction.

These short video modules will help consumers match the appropriate panel to long-term performance expectations. Included in the video are facts about substrates and coatings, as well as questions to ask your supplier or contractor.


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Introduction

All metal panels are not created equal

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Metal Panel Basics

Anatomy of a metal panel

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Substrates

Galvalume® and galvanized substrate performance

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Coating Systems

Which coating will work best for your individual application or project

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The Right Choice

With our chart as a guide, make the optimal choice

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Proof of Data

Third party information and data validate the coating and substrate information presented

Introduction

If you are in the market for metal panels, you will soon be making a significant investment and it is important to know that all metal panels are not created equal. Consumers and business owners need to match their long-term performance and aesthetic requirements to the appropriate panel of choice.

Metal Panel Basics

There is a definite difference in performance and quality of metal panels. In this module we discuss the anatomy of a metal panel, including an animated drawing showing the different components that make a metal panel and their importance to the overall quality.

Substrates

Substrates are the backbone of a metal panel. Choosing the right substrate is critical to panel performance, longevity, and resistance to corrosion. In this module we discuss the performance of Galvalume and galvanized substrates.

Coating Systems

When colored panels are desired, a coating, or paint system is applied over the substrate. There are a variety of coatings available and the level of performance between the systems vary greatly. In this module, you will learn which coating will work best for your individual application or project.

The Right Choice

Many manufactures do not publish the substrate and coating that are utilized for their products. Without this information, it is difficult for consumers to make an educated selection. In this module, we present a chart that helps consumers make the optimal choice.

Proof of Data