Jeff Alexander

Jeff Alexander, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings VP of Sales for the Coil and Extrusion division has been with Sherwin-Williams (formerly Valspar) since 1997. He has an entrepreneur spirit and has thrived in building relationships with our customers. Jeff has fully immersed himself in all levels of the coating industry and enjoyed his term as National President at NCCA (National Coil Coating Association).  He is focused on continuing to educate customers on the paint industry.

Coatings | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | March 13, 2015
Resins, the base ingredient in any coating, vary in performance qualities from good to...
How do the new Energy Star standards impact coatings?

All coatings will soon need to be tested in three weathering farm locations: Florida (hot and humid), Arizona (hot and dry) and the Midwest (cold and temperate).

Coatings | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | March 06, 2015
The Energy Star 3.0 Roof Product Specs and Test Methods is changing its standards, and...

930 Poydras Residential Tower, New Orleans, LA. Photo: Valspar

Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | February 23, 2015
With its high durability and large color palette, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings...
How does airflow under a metal roof further enhance energy savings?

In cool or cold weather conditions, scientists confirmed that direct-nailed asphalt shingle roofs had significantly larger heat loss than attics with metal shakes and above-sheathing ventilation.

Energy Efficiency | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | February 12, 2015
Metal roof coatings with solar reflectance can help building owners save substantially in...
Reviewing Paint Warranties

All paint systems will chalk and fade over time as they weather. The warranty will explain how much chalk and fade is acceptable based on standard tests through the American Society of Testing Materials. Photo courtesy of The Soybean Checkoff/Flickr

Building Owner | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | February 02, 2015
Warranties can appear to be the same, but as a starting point, you should find out what...
Want greater energy savings? The answer is on your roof

A recent study compared the possible energy savings of metal vs. asphalt roofs by doing field testing on an asphalt shingle roof and a stone-coated metal shake roof.

Modular Building | Metal Building Trends | January 30, 2015
A recent study finds that metal roofs can cut energy costs.
Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | January 21, 2015
In recent years, institutions of higher learning have been investing in new facilities...
Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | January 14, 2015
When the architectural community wants to select the most durable coatings in the...

Maple Grove Hospital, Wausau, Wis. Photo: Valspar

Healthcare Facilities | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | January 08, 2015
The healthcare industry is in the midst of a shift to a wellness model of care, and the...

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Coatings | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | December 16, 2014
Advanced technologies are creating new possibilities with Valspar’s Fluropon Kameleon. A...

Haughton Middle School, Aaughton, La. Photo: www.valsparcoilextrusion.com

Architects | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | November 26, 2014
A beautiful coating on metal products can make a strong statement, whether used on a high...
Architects | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | November 12, 2014
The new distinctive main entrance accentuates the public face of the school with an...

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Coatings | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | November 06, 2014
Paints are used both to add color and protect surfaces. The pigments in the paint not...

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Architects | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | October 29, 2014
While the reasons for chalk and fade are different, both occurrences are something to...

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Architects | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | October 19, 2014
With a mission to provide the experience of a lifetime, the Exploration Tower at Port...

One of our new color collections, Collective Effort, pairs exterior colors that are earth-friendly and earth-colorful.

Architects | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings | October 14, 2014
Collectively as a society, we help create color trends, which shape our businesses,...
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