The Cost Difference Between Standard, Premium and Metallic PVDF Colors for Metal Roofing - January 2021

By Kathi Miller, Architectural National Accounts, McElroy Metal
Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Due to differences in both pigment cost and the amount of pigment required, most metal panel manufacturers segment their PVDF offering into three pricing tiers. 

Standard PVDF Colors
The first and lowest priced group is often referred to as the standard colors. These colors represent the bulk of the metal roof and wall panel industry. Given the basic laws of economics (the more you buy, the cheaper it is), most people expect this color offering to be the least expensive. And they’re right. But what many folks don’t realize is that these colors require less pigment, so their lower cost actually reflects the fact that they are less expensive for paint manufacturers to produce. Read More.


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