Frequently Asked Questions About Stone Coated Steel Roof Systems
Q: Are metal roofs noisy?
A: No, the stone coated steel design deadens the sound of the rain and even hail unlike a non-stone coated metal roof. Many homeowners report this to be quieter than previous asphalt shingle roofs in storms.
Q: Is a metal roof hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?
A: No, many customers report a reduction in energy costs during summer and winter months. Also, a stone coated roof can be installed over an existing roof, providing additional insulation from temperature extremes.
Q: Is a metal roof dangerous in weather with lightning?
A: No, metal roofing is both an electrical conductor, and a noncombustible material.
Q: Can I walk on my stone coated roof?
A: Absolutely, stone coated roofs are made of steel and designed to withstand the weight of people walking on them.
Q: Can I get a discount on my homeowners insurance?
A: You may, stone coated has a Class 4 hail rating - the highest rating UL offers. In many states, the Class 4 rating can earn a discount on homeowners insurance. Just ask your local agent for details in your state.
Q: Is a Stone Coated Steel Roofing System more expensive?
A stone coated roof offers more value for your money. With a minimum 50 year life expectancy, you would have to purchase and install 2-1/2 shingle roofs for the cost of one metal roof. Like most products you buy, "you get what you pay for." A stone coated roof offers more for your money. It is no bargain to put two roofs on your house because the first one was "cheaper" and subsequently failed. A stone coated roof can last a lifetime. Stone coated is also quite durable because the aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel enhances the superior weathering and corrosion resistance of each roofing panel.
Q: Is a Stone Coated Roofing System warranted?
A: The best in the industry. Stone Coated Roofing Systems carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty including 120 mph winds, hail penetration for any size hail and manufacturing defects - including excessive granule loss. In addition, material and labor are covered for the first 20 years after that time, material is covered the remaining warranty period.
Q: Is a metal roof only for commercial buildings?
A: No, many stone coated steel profiles and attractive ceramic stone granules do not resemble the standing seam roofs of the commercial industry; they add value and curb appeal to any roofing installation.