Stone coated metal shingles are a roofing solution that combines the strength of steel with the style that matches traditional roofing solutions like shingles, shake, and tile.
Stone-coated metal roofing involves multiple distinct layers, typically starting with galvanized steel sheets. Manufacturers then coat the steel panels with a primer to ensure it adheres well to subsequent coatings, starting with acrylic paint.
This layer both protects the underlying metal from UV and water exposure and serves as an adhesive for the next layer – stone granules. To give granules gloss and further protection, manufacturers finish the product with an acrylic overglaze.
Stone Coat allows for many various styles and colors, including tile roofing without the high end price tag.
With a 50-year potential lifespan, metal is arguably the best all-around roofing material in terms of durability.
Many stone-coated steel roofing products come with Class 4 impact ratings – the best rating in the industry – which speaks to their strength to survive harsh storms without hail damage.
High winds also pose little threat to stone-coated steel roofing systems as manufacturers provide warranties for winds as high as 120 mph.
Apart from removing debris and the occasional cleaning, stone-coated steel roofing requires little maintenance. It will not crack, curl, or fall off like asphalt shingles or wood shakes can.
Compared to asphalt shingle roofs, stone-coated metal with infrared-blocking colors and vented installation can reduce heat transferred to a building by 70 percent.
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