3M Color Palette
3M is the world’s leading supplier of colored and specialty roofing granules for the roofing industry. For more than 80 years‚ 3M has focused on satisfying customers. 3M customers depend on our highly engineered granules with the longest-lasting ceramic coatings and highest quality and performance. Better granules make better roofs.
3M™ Roofing Granules provide long-lasting‚ weather-resistant protection in an array of colors. The granules are dense‚ non-porous‚ UV-ray resistant‚ and tough enough to stand up under handling. Made of a natural mineral product coated in ceramic‚ the granules meet the toughest tests of time‚ weather and marketplace.
3M uses the highest quality rocks and selects granules that can take and hold long-lasting ceramic coatings.
As part of the manufacturing process‚ 3M bonds colored pigments to the base mineral via the ceramic coating that covers the granule. This process improves color retention and helps the granule withstand even the harshest of weather conditions.
Once produced at one of 3M’s four quarry locations‚ granules are quickly delivered from the closest location to the manufacturer at a competitive price. This efficient process helps lower costs for the manufacturer and‚ ultimately‚ the homeowner or commercial building owner.