I’m about to bite the bullet on a new metal roof.
I’m leaning toward a pre-painted product such as Follansbee or Firestone with a Kynar finish. I can get it in aluminum or steel.
I’m in western Maryland and am wondering how long to expect the finish to last before re-painting. Is painting a metal roof more expensive than painting anything else?
Follansbee offers a “terne-coated stainless” roof (TCS II) that never needs painting and looks pretty good from pictures. How much more expensive than pre-painted? A little more, or twice as much more?
Two local roofers tell me the pre-painted cannot be soldered. The TCS can be soldered, which is another attractive feature.