McElroy Metal Updates Metal Roofing Panel Profile Brochure

McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib.

McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib.

McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib.

Available in four options, Max-Rib provides options for project needs, depending on desired longevity, aesthetic appeal and budget.

Max-Rib Ultra is manufactured from a Galvalume substrate with a PVDF coating for performance in a light-gauge panel. It combines the long-life performance of a Galvalume steel substrate with a fade- and chalk-resistant PVDF-based Fluropon paint system. Max-Rib II has a Galvalume substrate with a siliconized polyester coating to provide a multi-purpose metal panel. Max-Rib 100 features a galvanized G100 substrate with a siliconized polyester coating and Max-Rib Commodity is a non-warranted economical panel, ideal for basic shade and shelter applications.

Valspar Offers BIM Material Library for Exterior Coatings

Valspar offers Autodesk Revit BIM material library for its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings.

Valspar offers Autodesk Revit BIM material library for its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings.

The Valspar Corp. continues to enhance creative choices and simplify architectural coating specifications by adding color-accurate, building information modeling (BIM) tools to Autodesk Revit software for its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. With its high durability and large color palette, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have been used for metal coil coating and aluminum extrusion applications since its launch in 1965.

“For more than 200 years, Valspar has helped people connect to the power of color. For the last 50 years, architects and design professionals have relied on our Fluropon products to protect their commercial buildings’ exteriors. We are excited to offer our proven products with Revit’s software for convenience in previewing color selections on their buildings’ designs,” says Jeff Alexander, vice president of sales for Valspar’s global coil and extrusion businesses.

Once Valspar’s Fluropon material library has been loaded into a Revit model, the Fluropon colors are ready to select by using the “Paint” tool on a variety of architectural building products exterior metal surfaces. Valspar’s Fluropon material library in Revit is built around accurate Valspar color palettes to ensure consistency in both the virtual and real world. After selecting final colors, Revit users have the option to order physical color samples by visiting Valspar’s architectural website and referencing the product code listed next to the color name within the material library. Alexander continues: “Color can bring a design to life. Now, it’s easier than ever before. With our BIM tools and a few clicks of a button, you can see how yellow curtainwall framing contrasts with a blue wall panel system, how a white metal roof matches the skylight framing, or how bright purple window framing pops next to a red entrance system.”

For easy access to every color, download and store the Autodesk Library file on a local machine, or centrally on a server for a larger project team, and load it right into the Revit model for easy access. Users may import favorite colors or entire color families and palettes, to meet their specific project needs.

Meeting the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 2605 high-performance exterior specification, Fluropon demonstrates reliable performance including resistance to harmful ultraviolet rays, chemical degradation, abrasion and humidity. These field-proven, high-performance, 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings are offered in two- to four-coat systems in nearly any formulation, including low gloss, low sheen and solar reflective ENERGY STAR. A wide variety of colors also are available, from neutral to bright colors, micas, metallic and pearlescent coatings.

Exterior Coatings Are Field-proven

Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings

Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings

With its high durability and large color palette, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become an industry standard for both metal coil coating and aluminum extrusion applications. These field-proven, high-performance, 70 percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings are offered in two- to four-coat systems in nearly any formulation, including low gloss, low sheen, solar reflective and ENERGY STAR. A wide variety of colors also are available, from neutral to bright colors, micas, metallic, pearlescent and Kameleon color shifting coatings.

Fluropon coatings are ideally suited for long-life external use on monumental high-rise structures and pre-engineered buildings’ exterior architectural products made from aluminum, galvanized steel and Galvalume coils and aluminum extrusions. End-uses include: metal roofing and wall panel systems; framing for curtainwall, windows, skylights and entrance systems; louvers and grills, soffits, fascia, mullions, column covers and more.

Examples of projects featuring Fluropon include:

    • 930 Poydras residential tower, New Orleans
    • Sunnyvale Town Center Target Store, Calif.
    • Central Arizona College’s Maricopa Campus, Ariz.
    • Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium, Texas
    • Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral, Fla.
    • Waubonsee Community College, Plano, Ill.
    • Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minn.
    • Paul David Athletic Training Center at Massillon High School, Ohio
    • Aria Resort and Hotel Las Vegas
    • Skyventure entertainment facility, Nashua, N.H.

These and other project examples can be viewed on Valspar’s website.

Fluropon, containing a 70 percent PVDF proprietary resin system, meets or exceeds the American Society for Testing and Materials’ stringent standards, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 2605 high-performance exterior specification. Fluropon demonstrates reliable performance including resistance to harmful ultraviolet rays, chemical degradation, abrasions and humidity.

The Valspar Corporation supports its high-performance Fluropon system with industry-leading technical expertise, color-matching and sustainability resources, responsive customer service and high-priority lead times.