What is Stone Coated Steel Roofing?
Stone coated metal roofing is a steel core product that is manufactured to look like regular asphalt shingles, wood shakes or clay/tile products. Manufacturers start with 26-gauge galvanized steel panels that are pre-primed with an acrylic film or epoxy. Then a poured on acrylic basecoat is applied. Next, the panels are embedded with stone chips. Lastly, the panels are over-coated with a clear acrylic glaze that is baked on.
The result is a lightweight and energy efficient roofing material that looks fantastic, is very long lasting, and is resistant to fire, earthquake, and storm damage.
Benefits of Stone Coated Steel Roofing
- 120 mph Wind Resistance (Interlocking panels prevent wind damage.)
- Class 4 Hail Resistance (Most hailstones bounce off rather than cause damage.)
- Class “A” Fire Rating (Best protection against forest fires and wind-blown embers.)
- Excellent Freeze/Thaw and Ice Dam Resistance (Insulated air-gap prevents ice build-up.)
- Lightweight (About 1.5 lbs. per square foot – much lighter than asphalt shingles.)
- Energy Efficient (Airflow and air-gap reduces heat transfer.)
- Potentially Lower Insurance Rates (Some insurance companies offer discounts.)
- 50+ Year Lifespan (Lasts 3-6 times longer than asphalt shingles.)
- Increased Property Value (Higher cost-recovery than asphalt shingles.)
- Fantastic Curb Appeal (Better looking than many other roofing products.)