Textured metal panels

What’s so cool about textured metal panels?

Words: Dave Barr


Textured metal, also called crinkle coat, roofing panels from Central States have become increasingly popular among homeowners, architects, and builders for various reasons. Not only do they offer a modern and aesthetically pleasing look, but they also provide a range of practical benefits that make them an excellent choice for roofing. Here’s why textured metal roofing panels are cool, both literally and figuratively:


Aesthetic Appeal

Textured metal roofing panels come in a variety of colors. This variety allows for a high degree of customization, enabling homeowners and designers to select the perfect color combination to complement the architecture of the building.

A textured metal roof mimics the texture of shingles and reduces gloss and glare that some people associate with metal roofing. The granular finish of texture provides a depth of color that goes deeper than standard metal panels.

The dimensional appearance of textured panels adds depth and character to roofs, making them stand out in a neighborhood or on your business.

Charcoal SMP metal panel and Mineral SMP Textured metal panel

Charcoal SMP metal panel (top) and Mineral SMP Textured metal panel (bottom)


Durability and Longevity

Metal roofing is known for its durability and longevity.  The textured surface is more scratch and slip resistant and helps hide minor imperfections, scratches, or dents that might occur over time, keeping your roof looking newer for longer. With proper installation and maintenance, metal roofs can last 50 years or more, significantly longer than traditional asphalt shingle roofs.


Energy Efficiency

One of the coolest (literally) features of textured metal roofing panels is their energy efficiency. Central States panels are treated with special reflective pigments that reflect sunlight and heat away from the building, helping to keep indoor temperatures cooler during the hot months. This can lead to substantial savings on air conditioning costs and contribute to a more comfortable living environment. Additionally, our textured panels are designed to provide improved insulation during the winter, keeping heat inside and reducing heating costs.


Hunter Green Textured Horizon-Loc Panel on Log Style Home


Environmental Sustainability

Textured metal roofing panels from Central States are also an environmentally friendly option made from recycled materials and are fully recyclable at the end of their life, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills. Their longevity means that they need to be replaced less often than other roofing materials, further reducing environmental impact. Moreover, their energy-efficient properties can reduce the carbon footprint of the buildings they cover.


Ease of Installation and Maintenance

Despite their durability and aesthetic appeal, textured metal roofing panels are surprisingly lightweight, which can make installation quicker and less expensive than some traditional roofing materials. They can sometimes be installed directly over an existing roof, eliminating the need for a tear-off and disposal of old roofing material, which can further reduce costs and environmental impact. Maintenance is typically minimal, requiring only occasional cleaning to keep the roof looking its best.


Fire Resistance

Safety is another area where textured metal roofing panels shine. They are noncombustible and have a Class A fire rating, the highest possible, meaning they are effective at helping to prevent the spread of fires. This can provide an additional layer of protection for your home and may even lead to lower insurance premiums.


To learn more about our textured metal panels read the helpful flyer here. You can see all of our quality metal options by visiting our product listing.

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