Roofs that are made from stone-coated steel are called stone-coated steel roofing systems. This type of roofing system is highly durable, energy-efficient, and can last up to 50 years with proper maintenance. It also provides superior protection from extreme weather conditions such as high winds, hail, and even fire. Stone-coated steel roofing systems are available in a variety of styles, textures, and colors which makes them ideal for any home or building design. Additionally, these types of roofs require minimal maintenance over the years and provide excellent insulation. Overall, stone-coated steel roofing is an ideal option for those looking for a long-lasting, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing roof solution.

What is Metal Roofing or Stone Coated Steel Roofing?

  • Metal roofing is a variety of products made up of distinctive metals for the purpose of rooftop installation.
  • The most common types of metal roofing products are:

Aluminum Roofing

Aluminum Roofing

Copper Roofing

Copper Roofing

Corrugated Metal Roof

Corrugated Metal Roof

Standing Seam Metal Roof

Standing Seam Metal Roof

Stone-Coated Steel Metal Roof

Stone Coated Steel Metal Roof

Investing in metal roofing is a smart decision due to its many benefits, which include extended longevity, sturdiness, minimal upkeep requirements, and a high return on investment.

For over a hundred years, metal roofing has been the premier choice for industrial buildings such as warehouses and factories. Its remarkable durability is unmatched by any other material, setting it apart from all its competitors.

Unfortunately, the majority of metal roofing options such as aluminum, copper, corrugated, or standing seam roofs lack the refined aesthetic and design variations that many residential buildings require. When intricate or classical architectural themes with cupolas, gables, towers, and elaborate facades come into play, large-panel metal roofs are not an option. This is especially the case for designs that require these complex elements.

Stone-coated metal roofing blends industrial longevity with aesthetical flexibility, allowing homeowners to enjoy the perks of a metal roof without compromising their design preferences.

How is Stone-Coated Metal Roofing Different from Metal Roofing?

Stone-coated metal roofing offers an unbeatable combination of the strength, durability, and flexibility of steel sheets with a layer of stone granules for added protection. This versatile material is easily molded into various shapes to suit any need – making it the perfect choice for just about any construction project. Thanks to the innovative stone-coating process, Stone Coated Metal Roofing products offer an array of stunning colors and textures that accurately simulate the look of traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingle, clay tile and wood shakes.

The Stone-Coated Metal Roofing Manufacturing Process

Stone-coated metal roofing is comprised of specially selected stones, known as ‘roofing granules’, which come from a quarry. After the natural stone is quarried, it is then crushed and screened to its ideal size for use in products. The acrylic base coat ensures maximum coverage for the roof panel surface thanks to the innovative way that granules are manufactured and inserted in it. When embedded, these particles fit together perfectly forming a strong shield against external elements.

When choosing the perfect stone, several features should be taken into consideration, such as:

  • Hardness
  • Solar ultraviolet light opacity
  • Withstand the destruction of freezing and thawing, as well as wetting and drying cycles.
  • Minimal oxidation and rusting (iron content)
  • Chemical and physical inertness provides a robust barrier to the adverse effects of acid rain and leaching.
  • Low porosity
  • Optimal Coating Capabilities
  • Particle shape

Combining pigments similar to paint, the stone particles are drenched in a vivid pigment slurry mixture. This slurry is then exposed to high temperatures that bake it onto the stone and gives off an impressive ceramic finish! Ultimately, pigmentation selection determines the color of your roofing granule—make sure you choose wisely for optimal results!

PROS OF STONE-COATED STEEL ROOFING

LONGEVITY

Stone-coated steel roofing is one of the longest-lasting roof coverings available. It can be expected to last between 50-75 years without needing major repairs or replacements. This is because the stone coating is chemically inert and does not corrode or rust when exposed to moisture, temperature extremes, and other environmental factors such as acid rain. Additionally, stone-coated steel roofing materials are highly resistant to wind damage due to their interlocking design that provides extra strength and protection against high winds. 

DURABILITY

Coated steel roofing is extremely durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions. It is highly resistant to hail, heavy snowfall, and other impacts that would damage traditional asphalt shingles. Additionally, stone-coated steel roofs are fireproof and can offer a high level of protection against wildfires or embers that could spark fires in the area. 

ECONOMICAL

Because of its long lifespan, stone-coated steel roofing is a cost-effective option for homeowners looking to maximize their investment value over time. The cost of installation and repairs may be more expensive upfront than other materials such as asphalt shingles, but it will pay off in the long run due to its resilience against wear and tear over many years.

Low Maintenance

Stone-coated steel roofs require little maintenance and repairs, making them a great choice for busy homeowners. These roofs can last up to fifty years without any significant repair or replacement. They are also resistant to mold, mildew, and algae growth, which can lead to long-term damage on other roofing materials. Furthermore, stone-coated steel roofs do not need repainting like other materials such as asphalt shingle roofs may require over time.

BEAUTY AND VERSATILITY

Not only is stone-coated steel roofing highly functional, but it also offers a range of aesthetic options. Choose from an expansive selection of colors, textures, and designs that can be customized to match almost any home’s style! Metro Roof Products has compiled some stunning examples in their product lineup—take a look today and feel confident knowing both your roof’s security and its visual appeal are taken care of.

CONS OF STONE COATED STEEL ROOFING 

INITIAL COST

Stone-coated steel roofs come with a hefty price tag, but that up-front cost could quickly pay off in the long run due to its extended life span and minimal maintenance needs. Consider your budget for the initial investment as well as how much you’re likely to save over time before deciding what type of roofing material is best for your home. 

NOISE

Though steel roofs can be noisy depending on their installation, there are ways to reduce the sound. Installing a solid sheathed roof deck as a buffer between your home and the roof is an effective way to dampen noise levels from rain or hail. Additionally, if you add extra attic insulation that can act as additional acoustic protection for your abode and keep unwanted sounds at bay.

Conclusion

When it comes to choosing the right roofing material for your home, steel roofing is a great choice. Steel is durable and long-lasting and can be made to fit nearly any budget or aesthetic. It’s also easy to install and maintain over time, not requiring painting or chemical treatment like other options may need. Plus, there are options available to reduce noise levels from rain or hail. With all these advantages in mind, you can rest assured that opting for a steel roof is an investment worth making for the long run.