Asphalt, clay and concrete tiles, and synthetic roofing are all great alternatives to stone coated steel roofing. Although stone coated roof sheets are a popular option in the Intermountain area, they are expensive and not to everyone’s taste.
So, if you are looking for stone coated steel alternatives, The Roofing Center can help.
Alternatives to Stone Coated Steel Roofing: Asphalt
Asphalt is a common and affordable roofing option that is easy to install. It is a lightweight material that offers a faster installation than other materials, which could lead to lower labor costs.
Asphalt comes in various styles, colors, and textures, from traditional three-tab shingles to architectural shingles that mimic slate and wood. Alternatives to stone coated steel roofing should offer similar benefits like protection against wind, hail, and fire. Asphalt is extremely durable, with some manufacturers enhancing their shingles to withstand algae and mold growth.
Asphalt is also easy to repair and readily available, making it a great stone coated steel alternative. The lifespan of asphalt roofing can vary depending on the quality of the material and the climate conditions, but you can expect an average lifespan of 20 to 30 years.
Stone Coated Steel Alternatives: Clay/Concrete Roofing
Clay and concrete tiles are known for their durability and longevity, making them a popular alternative to stone coated steel roof sheets. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, making them versatile for different home styles. Clay and concrete roofing offers timeless elegance and is an easy way to enhance curb appeal. Whether you want flat, curved, or tiles with an interlocking profile, you can find clay and concrete options in a variety of textures and finishes.
Clay tiles have a longer lifespan than concrete tiles but are heavier, which does mean that more prep work is done to ensure your roof structure can support their weight. Your clay tiles could last 50 or more years if well cared for.
Clay and concrete roofing tiles are fire-resistant and non-combustible. They are also low maintenance and are resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage. Stone coated steel roofing is extremely energy-efficient, and clay and concrete tiles are also. They have natural insulation properties because their thermal mass helps keep homes cooler in hot climates and retain heat in colder climates.
Finally, clay and concrete roofing tiles offer fantastic sound insulation, reducing external noise like hail, rain, and traffic.
Synthetic Roofing Materials
Synthetic slate or shake are also popular alternatives to stone coated steel roofing. They are engineered to mimic the look of natural materials but offer enhanced durability and lower maintenance.
Synthetic roofing materials are lightweight and resistant to impact, fire, and extreme weather. The Roofing Center uses a synthetic roofing product line from CeDUR. It is a fully synthetic shake roof that gives you a class 4 impact rating for hail, a class A fireproof rating, and a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty. These roof sheets have also been created to resist damage from UV rays, moisture, and fluctuating temperatures. Lasting 30 to 50 years, synthetic is a fantastic stone coated steel alternative.
Explore Alternatives to Stone Coated Steel Roofing
We specialize in stone coated steel roofing because we stand behind the quality of our products and our excellent installation team. But we are happy to discuss other suitable options if you want something other than stone coated steel.
Asphalt, clay and concrete tiles, and synthetic roofing offer many of the same benefits. If you are looking for the best alternatives to stone coated steel roofing for your roof replacement, contact us to explore your options.