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Should You Choose an SMP Metal Roofing Paint? Definitions, Uses, Cost

What is silicone modified polyester paint and should you choose it for your metal roofing system?


Silicone modified polyester (SMP), also referred to as silicone-protected or siliconized polyester, is an architectural paint system used to coat metal sheet and coil products for the architectural metal roofing industry. On today’s Q&A Mondays episode, Thad Barnette is joined by Adam Mazzella and Jeff Hock from Sheffield Metals to explain what SMP paint is, how it’s used for metal roofing, technology advancements over the years, pricing, and more.

Topics covered:

  • What is SMP (Silicone Modified Polyester)? – 0:40
  • What’s the difference between available colors with SMP and PVDF? – 3:11
  • How does the price increase for PVDF relate to SMP pricing? – 5:34
  • What warranties does SMP have in regards to longevity? – 6:28

Watch the PVDF vs. SMP video.

Check out the 2022 PVDF market update video.