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Crinkle Finish Steel Roofing and Siding

An Alternative to Glossy Paint…

Since the advent of pre-painted steel roofing and siding, the finish has always been smooth and high gloss, which generally loses its luster just like my ’66 Chevelle SS did.

Well, no more. The Valspar Corporation has a new addition to the WeatherXL product line: WeatherXL Crinkle Finish. Crinkle Finish delivers the same durability as WeatherXL, but offers unique performance which you can see and feel. The textured appearance on WeatherXL Crinkle Finish redirects light for enhanced visual depth, promising a step-change enhancement over flat-panels’ appearance.

Not to be outdone, AkzoNobel has introduced CERAM-A-STAR® 1050 Frost as a direct alternative.

WeatherXL Crinkle Finish has been responsively designed to create a shifting and shimmering effect which mirrors the eye’s natural horizontal motion with the texture. Ranging from standard colors such as charcoal and rural red, to premium colors like silver sage and gallery blue, WeatherXL Crinkle Finish boasts an array of color options to fit any project. The coating also features strong color retention that meets current solar reflective (SR) standards for Energy Star™ ratings.


“WeatherXL Crinkle Finish is truly a product that you have to see and feel to understand its texture,” says Jeff Alexander, VP of Sales for Valspar. “We’re excited to bring this unique coil coating option to our customers and watch them transform buildings throughout North America.”

Formulated with an enhanced WeatherXL silicone polyester resin system to deliver maximum hardness, WeatherXL Crinkle Finish delivers superior quality for unrivaled performance against chalking, fading and scratching – making it ideal for commercial and residential, agricultural and industrial buildings, metal roofing and wall panels.

CERAM-A-STAR Frost, utilizing Cool Chemistry® pigmentation, can help reduce energy consumption by lowering cooling loads. All colors meet North America’s Cool Roofing requirements. AkzoNobel offers this soft touch and look finish in the most popular and appealing colors. This two-coat system, using High-Performance Primer, provides exceptional durability and offers superior resistance to moisture and UV exposure, with excellent flexibility and abrasion resistance. The unique and highly durable topcoat provides the best color stability and gloss retention of any SMP special effect finish.

Want the look on your new post frame building which is unrivaled by your neighbors? Crinkle Finish or Frost may be just the ticket!