WHAT IS STONE-COATED STEEL ROOFING?
Contrary to the bare straight metal that people tend to imagine, metal roofing can have the appearance of traditional asphalt shingles while delivering the durability and strength of steel. It can be made of 24 or 26 gauge rolled steel sheets with a rust-preventing coating. Stone-coated steel roofing is finished with a thick layer of stone that permanently adheres to the surface and provides the decorative look.
PROS OF STONE-COATED STEEL ROOFING
Metal roofs are known to last a long time when installed properly. Their life span ranges from 40–70 years, compared to asphalt shingles that need to be replaced approximately every 20 years depending on the material grade. Because steel endures much more than most traditional roofing materials, it’s a great investment in the long-term future of your home.
Steel can withstand wind gust, heavy rain or hail, and many other severe weather conditions. Although many assume it is a heavy material, metal roofing is actually lightweight at around 50 to 150 pounds per square.
Most roofing materials, such as asphalt, require annual maintenance and repairs to keep them in good working condition. However, steel roofs are virtually maintenance-free! They create a thick shield around your home, keeping it safer from poor weather conditions and eliminating most of the repair costs associated with traditional roofing.
BEAUTY AND VERSATILITY
While functionality is essential, style and beauty are important, also. Stone-coated steel roofing comes in a wide variety of colors, textures, and designs to complement almost any style of home. This allows you to feel great about both your roof’s safety and its appearance! Call us at 303-823-2365 to get a look at some popular stone-coated roofing finishes.
A common misconception with installing a metal roof is that it will get too hot in the summer and conduct heat into the home. Metal roofing actually reflects heat from the sun, rather than absorbing it as a dark asphalt material would. This cuts down on the energy cost to keep your home cool, and it also protects your home from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This article from Metal Roofing Alliance breaks how you can reduce energy costs with a steel roof.
CONS OF STONE COATED STEEL ROOFING
Stone-coated steel roofing is on the high end of the cost range for roofing materials. However, because of its long life span and practically nonexistent maintenance costs, choosing a stone-coated steel roof over traditional asphalt shingle roof could save you money over time Very important for your return on investment(ROI). Decide how much you’re able to spend upfront, and weigh your initial cost against your expected long-term savings when making your choice.
All things considered, the pros of installing a stone-coated steel roof far outweigh any drawbacks. A metal roof could be the last roof you ever need to purchase and guarantee durability, beauty, and safety for your home.