If you are looking for a roof that will have the exceptional beauty of slate, tile, or cedar shake, but without the premium costs, a stone – coated steel roof may meet your needs. For just a fraction of the cost, you can have a beautiful, long lasting roofing system that will provide superior protection for your home, with none of the structural disadvantages of other roofing materials. To decide whether a stone-coated steel roof is right for you, consider the following features and advantages this roofing system can offer.
Distinct Looks & Versatile Styles Stone coated steel roofing on a custom-designed home
One of the reasons for the growing popularity of stone – coated steel roofs, is the wide variety of styles and designs available to homeowners who are looking to add some curb appeal to their home. Advanced technology makes it possible to imitate the premium look of clay, slate or shingle so closely, that it is nearly impossible to discern that it is actually made of metal. Panels of stone – coated steel roofs are formed into three profiles: shake, tile and shingle. In recent years, new tile designs that mirror the highly desirable look of Mediterranean clay tile have also become available to homeowners. A huge advantage of a stone – coated steel roof is that it will continue looking fresh and new for many years to come without requiring any additional maintenance.
Durable & Built to Last
Unlike other roofing materials, a stone – coated steel roof offers superior durability: it will not break, curl, split, crack, warp, or absorb water. The interlocking design of the roof panels, makes it resistant to heavy rain, freeze/thaw cycles, snow and wind uplift. A stone – coated steel roofing system has been successfully tested against wind speeds over 120 MPH, and 8.8 inches of rain per hour. The durability of a stone-coated roof will remain consistent overtime, offering superior protection for years to come.
Safe & Secure Protection from Natural Disasters
A stone – coated steel roof is designed to protect your home even in time of major calamities such as hail, fire, and earthquakes. Because the roof is made of steel, it is none-combustible and will not catch on fire. Furthermore, the roof’s interlocking fastening system prevents the panels from lifting and allowing blowing embers to ignite the roof deck.
As for hail resistance, independent tests demonstrate that stone – coated steel roofs can withstand simulated hailstones as large as 3 inches in diameter. Comparatively, other roofing materials that were tested under the same conditions, such as lightweight concrete, concrete tile, clay tile, composition asphalt shingles, and medium cedar shakes suffered major dam