One of the best reasons to consider stone-coated steel roofing is for its weather benefits and protection against the elements. It is strong and durable and can withstand any type of weather for decades.
Weather is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to roof damage. When you live in an area where you experience all the extremes, you need a roof that is as tough as your environment.
The main purpose of your roof is to protect you, your family, your house, and your belongings. Protection against the weather is paramount – the weather is the enemy.
Rain and Wind
Moisture can do a lot of damage to your roof over time and in storms, typical asphalt roofing shingles can be completely torn off. Stone-coated steel roofing can keep your home safe and intact where other roofing materials will fail.
Additionally, when certain types of roofs are exposed to excessive moisture, they can get deteriorate, fail, and need to be replaced or repaired. That doesn’t happen with stone-coated steel roofing tiles.
Wind also causes a lot of damage to a typical asphalt roof, either from the wind itself or from the branches and debris it carries onto your roof. When explaining the benefits of stone-coated steel roofing, rain and wind resistance are at the top of the list for good reason.
Heavy Snow and Ice
The sheer strength of a steel and stone-coated roof means that the heavy snow won’t be an issue. Many types of roofs simply can’t handle the weight of snow and ice the way stone-coated steel can.
The stone coating also helps keep the snow from sliding or falling off in a way that would cause damage to your gutters or anything else below your home’s roofline. This type of system reduces heat to escape, which would cause snow and ice to melt faster, then re-freeze.
When the snow or ice melts too fast, it can overwhelm your gutter system, causing gutter and siding damage, and possibly even foundation problems and basement flooding. A stone-coated steel roofing is a great option for homeowners in climates with frequent snow and ice storms.
In wet or cold climates, an additional moisture barrier is installed in valleys, along eaves and rakes, which are the vertical edges of a roof above a gable, for added protection to the roof deck.
We all know how much roof damage can happen within a few minutes of a brief hail storm. Large hailstones have the capability to completely destroy a roof, or at least, cause massive holes and destruction.
Your stone-coated steel roofing is less likely to be damaged from hail, even in severe hail storms. Some premium brands of stone-coated steel roofing have the industry’s highest ratings, which is the UL2218 Class 4 impact rating.
This is yet another great reason to consider stone-coated steel for your roof replacement, as hailstones won’t damage this type of roof the same way they would to concrete, wood, and especially an asphalt roof.
Stone-coated steel roofing provides weather protection but it also will not burn or contribute to a fire. By choosing stone coating steel roofing, you can rest easier knowing that your roof will not burn up the same way a wood or asphalt roof would. Whether your home gets hit by a rogue firework or embers from a nearby forest fire, your stone-coated steel roofing will give you a level of protection that is not available from other roofing materials.
Protecting You Against the Elements for Years to Come
With all of the benefits of stone-coated roofing, it’s easy to see why more and more homeowners are choosing steel roofing vs asphalt roofing. This is a strong and durable roofing system that will last for years while helping you fight bad weather and all the elements.
Do you think you are ready to make the move to steel? Contact us here at The Roofing Center for more information or to book a consultation. We have well over 30 years of experience and can help you get the roof you need to protect yourself and your family for years to come.