Metal panels are composed of interlocking, uniform structures from either natural or pre-treated metals. These panels can be further sub categorized as non-textured or textured metal.
A textured metal panel can be defined as a material that has undergone small, surface-level changes to create a coarse, aesthetic look. It can be created by a plethora of methods such as pressing, distressing, scratching and more. These textured metal panels can be used for roofing, as they offer four distinct advantages over smooth roof panels.
Here are 4 merits of textured metal panels for roofing
Metal roofing has an aesthetic look, but the glare it emanates poses a potential risk. Textured metal roof panels mitigate this problem by adequately diffusing sunlight, thereby reducing the glare. According to the standardized gloss scale, textured panels fall in the low range (the low numbers on the scale signify low levels of glare).
Textured metal panels, when used right, can create unique aesthetic value and can enhance the look of a house or property. Apart from adding a touch of sophistication, the variety in textured patterns gives homeowners the opportunity to experiment, as these panels can be transformed to imitate wood, stone or even shingles.
Offers Resistance Against Fading And Chalking
Smooth metal roof panels face the problem of fading and chalking over the years, leading to a loss of colour and shine. Textured metal roof panels, on the other hand, are much more resilient by design, ensuring consistent colour retention for many years.
Protection From Minor Scratches And Damages
Most cold-rolled metal sheets and panels suffer from a problem known as oil canning. Essentially a form of wavy distortion, it can impact smooth metal panels and deteriorate their aesthetic quality. This issue is resolved by using metal panels that are textured, as their already distressed surface offers some protection from external forces, especially oil canning. Furthermore, textured panels are more resilient against scratches and minor scuffs.
Apart from roofing, textured metal panels can be also used as a backsplash, as well as in millwork and cabinetry. Contact Ferrier Wire and Design Metals to place your order for textured metal panels today.