If you’ve been considering getting a new roof installed on your home or business, or are involved in new construction, you may be wondering if stone-coated steel roofing is right for you. If you’re looking for modern roofing systems that are engineered with high-quality materials, are extremely durable, light-weight, and beautiful, then chances are this roofing system will fit your needs.
At the Roofing Center, we offer several profile options and colors to our Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Idaho customers. In this guide, we’ll discuss the benefits of this roofing system and factors to consider when thinking about installing stone-coated steel.
What is Stone Coated Steel Roofing?
Metal roofing has come a long way in the past few decades, and one result of that is the engineering of this highly durable, long-lasting, aesthetically beautiful roofing system. Developed in the 1950s, this roofing material combines the durability, lightness, and strength of steel roofs with the curb appeal of clay, stone, shake, and shingle-inspired materials.
The steps to creating this roofing material are as follows:
- This material is made from structural-grade steel which is stamped into the desired shapes.
- The steel is then dipped into a corrosion-resistant aluminum-zinc alloy coating.
- Next, the metal sheet is covered in an acrylic primer and painted with tinted resin for water-proofing and to create a binding agent for the stone granules
- A thick layer of ceramic-coated stone granules is applied to the material, producing the desired finished appearance and adding a layer of protection against the elements.
- Finally, a layer of acrylic glaze is applied to the finished product for further protection and aesthetic appeal.
How Durable is This Material?
So, we’ve mentioned that this roofing material is quite durable and long-lasting, but how durable and long-lasting are we talking about? Well, stone coated steel roofing is considered one of the most long-lasting, durable roofing materials available. We’re talking a lifespan of 50-70 years, water-proof, fire-resistant, often Class 4 impact resistant, and can withstand hurricane winds up to 120mph.
If you’re looking for a roofing material that looks great and is made for the long haul, then this can be an excellent option for you. Many homeowners and business owners across the Western US are switching from wood shake to this roofing material to better protect their buildings against the increase in wildfires.
Will it Match My Building’s Style?
If you’re thinking about upgrading your roof to stone-coated steel, you may be wondering if it will fit the existing style of your home or business. Well, one of the many upsides of this roofing material is the wide variety of profile and color options. With this material, you can create a Spanish style, a cozy wood shake aesthetic, a classic shingle appearance, a low-profile concrete roof look, and more.
What are the Cost Considerations of Stone Coated Steel Roofing?
Estimates are going to vary widely depending on the unique considerations of each building, but generally, this roofing material is a bit more expensive than other roofing systems. At the Roofing Center, we’re available to provide free estimates on our installments.
It’s important to note that if you can afford the upfront cost, you’ll be getting a roof that can outlast most other roofing materials and is highly resistant to wind, hail, and water damage. In the long run, stone-coated steel roofs may end up being less expensive due to fewer repair needs and a much longer lifespan.
Call in the Pros at the Roofing Center
At the Roofing Center, we’re proud to offer this high-quality, lovely roofing material to our customers across Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Colorado. If you’re considering having stone coated steel roofing installed on your building, then contact us today and see how we can help!