PHOENIX — First revealed during the 2020 International Roofing Expo, Western States Metal Roofing had attendees doing double-takes with its T-8 PlankWall metal panels that imitate the look of dark walnut wood.

“We received an astonishing response once we released T-8 PlankWall Distressed Wood in 2019,” said Paul Rubio, vice president of Western States Metal Roofing. “Roofers and architects immediately expressed their interest in our wood-inspired metal wall and soffit panels and began requesting more colors. So we decided to use their feedback and expand T-8 PlankWall to include a finish that looks like a dark walnut and called it Walnut Wood.”

Dark walnut is a popular hardwood in the United States due to its unique patterns, fine and open grains and dark finish. T-8 PlankWall replicates this distinct aesthetic by using four different wood patterns to eliminate repetition while creating an authentic-looking panel.

Walnut Wood is available in a CoolTech 500 PVDF finish with a panel width of 8 inches and lengths that vary from 1 foot to 45 feet. The panels require no maintenance like staining, painting or sealing and are easy to install for vertical or horizontal use with concealed fasteners for wall, soffit and fascia.

For more information about Walnut Wood and other panels with specialty paint prints, visit