A stone-coated steel roof is a more expensive roofing option compared to traditional asphalt shingles. But why is this roofing material so pricey? Does it last longer than other types of roofs?
At The Roofing Center, we offer only the best in stone-coated steel roofing. And our team of experts is readily available to answer any questions you have. Before investing in stone-coated steel, make sure you educate yourself about the longevity and durability of the material.
Longevity Of Stone-Coated Steel Roofing
While it’s true that stone-coated steel is more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles initially, the price pays off in the long run.
For instance, stone-coated steel roofing has an average life span ranging from 40 to 70 years, depending on the manufacturer you select. In comparison, asphalt shingles often have a maximum lifespan of 20 years.
Because asphalt shingles don’t last as long as other roofing materials, like stone-coated steel, homeowners are forced to replace the shingles multiple times while owning their house.
In the long run, replacing asphalt shingles (even one time per lifetime) makes this type of roof more expensive than stone-coated steel roofing. Therefore, the lifespan alone is an excellent reason to invest in a stone-coated steel roof.
Durability Of A Stone-Coated Steel Roof
Stone-coated steel roofing can last longer than asphalt shingles because the material is incredibly durable. That said, stone-coated steel can withstand some of the weather’s most intense winds, rains, hail, snow, and fires.
Rain And Wind Protection
Excessive moisture can cause asphalt shingles to curl, deteriorate, or fall off. However, with stone-coated steel, this damage doesn’t occur because of the way the shingles are installed.
Intense winds can also cause a lot of immediate damage to asphalt shingles. But stone-coated steel roofing is designed to withstand even the most intense wind. This durability ensures you don’t have to continuously replace stone-coated steel shingles every time there are harsh winds in your area.
Hail, Snow, And Ice Protection
Stone-coated steel is durable even when your home is experiencing large pieces of hail, heavy snow, or intense ice.
At The Roofing Center, we source our stone-coated steel roofing materials from manufacturers with a Class 4 Impact Rating. This rating indicates that the shingles have the highest-rated protection from hail, ice, and heavy snow.
In addition to weather protection, stone-coated steel provides better fire resistance than asphalt shingles can. Stone-coated steel roofing won’t burn or contribute to a fire, something you won’t find with wood or asphalt shingles.
Required Maintenance Of Stone-Coated Steel
Because stone-coated steel has such a long lifespan, you might assume it requires a lot of maintenance to remain so durable. However, the opposite is, in fact, true.
Most roofing materials, like asphalt shingles, demand regular inspections to ensure there’s no algae growth, damage, or missing shingles. With stone-coated steel roofing, you can rest easy because these roofs are essentially maintenance-free!
The ability to withstand even the most intense weather conditions helps keep your roofing repair costs down. Of course, if you even suspect damage to your stone-coated roof, it’s best to call the professionals for an inspection.
Install A Long-Lasting Stone-Coated Steel Roof Today
When you invest in stone-coated steel roofing, you can feel confident that the roof will last at least 50 years. On top of that, you can enjoy the following benefits that come with this type of roof:
- Durable and capable of withstanding wind, hail, ice, snow, rain, and fire
- Virtually maintenance-free
- Fewer times repairing and replacing shingles
- Increased energy efficiency
The team at The Roofing Center continuously strives to provide you with the best roof replacement experience. If you are interested in installing a stone-coated steel roof, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation and get a free estimate today!