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Ideal Roofing + Lightbeans

Ideal Roofing and Lightbeans have collaborated to bring the finest 3D visualization tools to architects and contractors.

May 7, 20243 min read
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[Quebec, QC, Canada, May 7th, 2024 ] - Ideal Roofing, a leading manufacturer recognized for its high-quality steel roofing and siding products, is excited to announce the launch of its state-of-the-art 3D visualization tools in partnership with Lightbeans.

The Objective

Increase the online visibility, accessibility and interest of the products specifically for architects and contractors. 

The Challenges

  • Customers can't get a good feel of the products and the colors through still images.

  • It is difficult for architects and contractors to represent Ideal Roofing's products accurately in a 3D environment.

The Strategies


Lightbeans' eSample technology generates interactive digital samples that faithfully replicate physical products. They precisely mimic the way light interacts with the product and reveal its unique characteristics.

  • 3D Textures

With the widespread use of 3D renderings in the early stages of architectural and construction design, there is an increasing need for texture files that accurately represent real materials.

To achieve this, architects and builders often spend countless hours searching online for textures that resemble the real thing. The ability to create more realistic visualizations is crucial in helping clients better envision the end result of their projects. Lightbeans' Smart Textures technology is an innovative solution that allows us to produce high-quality textures based on the samples that Ideal has sent us.

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Key Benefits of Lightbeans' Textures:

  • Realistic Visualization: Architects and designers can preview and select from Ideal Roofing's extensive catalog of roofing finishes in resolutions up to 16K, enjoying an unprecedented level of realism in their 3D renders.

  • Time-Saving Convenience: The fully digitized catalog allows users to explore and decide on their preferred roofing solutions without the need to physically sample the products, saving time and reducing project delays.

  • Assured Quality and Compatibility: Each texture is meticulously crafted to represent the exact appearance and finish of Ideal Roofing's products, ensuring that the final architectural design aligns perfectly with client expectations.

The Results

Through Lightbeans’ Texture Library, professionals can now access and integrate high-quality roofing finishes in their 3D models, streamlining the design process and enhancing the decision-making experience.

This initiative with Lightbeans allows us to showcase our roofing solutions in a whole new light. By integrating our products with Lightbeans' cutting-edge digital platform, we are making it easier for architects and designers to not only imagine but also implement sustainable roofing practices in their projects.

Ideal Roofing's Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Philippe Laplante

Ideal will add interactive virtual samples to its website soon. Customers can get a better view of the products and use the E-SAMPLE ® to visualize samples instantly. This feature will help meet sample requests more efficiently.

As we continue to push the boundaries of what's possible in architectural design and planning, partnering with Ideal Roofing was a natural step. This partnership not only enhances our texture library but also aligns with our commitment to sustainability and innovation. It allows our users to design with confidence, knowing that they are choosing environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing roofing options.

Philippe Hebert, CEO of Lightbeans

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About Ideal Roofing

Founded in 1929, Ideal Roofing has established itself as a leading manufacturer of high-quality steel roofing and siding products. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction, the company has built a reputation for reliable service and product dependability across Canada's six eastern provinces and the Northeastern United States.

Ideal Roofing offers an extensive selection of steel building panels tailored for various applications in the agricultural, commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential sectors. These panels are available in a range of gauges, coil widths, and profiles, and come in options such as plain galvanized, plain galvalume, and pre-painted galvanized steel, available in over 30 colors.

About Lightbeans

Lightbeans is dedicated to enhancing the architectural and design industries through high-quality PBR textures. By providing detailed and accurate representations of building materials, Lightbeans aims to improve the planning, visualization, and execution of architectural projects.

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