The Benefits of Stone-Coated Metal Roofing

When you think of a metal roof, an image of a cold-looking steel roof probably comes to mind. If that’s the case, you may be surprised to find out that metal roofs can be coated with decorative stone to give them a timeless and unique appearance.

This post will cover a few benefits of stone-coated metal roofing:

  • Longevity: A metal roof can last anywhere from 40 to 70 years before needing to be replaced. When you compare that to the 20-year lifespan of most other roofs, going with a metal roof should be a no-brainer. The stone coating adds an extra layer of protection while guarding against rust, so you can trust that this will be the only roof you’ll ever need to install.
  • Durability: With a Class 4 impact rating, stone-coated metal roofs are strong enough to withstand the strongest storms without being damaged. Additionally, they carry a Class A fire rating, meaning you’re protected against wildfires.
  • Low maintenance: There’s hardly any maintenance involved with stone-coated metal roofs. We recommend performing an inspection once a year to look for signs of rust, but other than that, you just need to sit back, relax and enjoy the protection your roof provides.
  • Beautiful appearance: Style is just as important as functionality when it comes to roofing materials—and stone-coated metal roofs give your home a striking appearance. These roofs come in a variety of textures and colors to perfectly complement the rest of your home.
  • Energy efficiency: Since metal conducts heat, it’s a common misconception that metal roofs make a home hotter in the summer. In fact, the opposite is true. Metal roofs actually reflect the sun’s heat, keeping your home cooler and saving you a bundle on your cooling costs.
  • Sustainability: If you’re eco-conscious, a stone-coated metal roof is the roof for you. Many metal roofs are made of recycled materials, so you’re helping to divert waste from landfills. Plus, its longevity makes your roof even more eco-friendly.

Are there any downsides to stone-coated metal roofing?

A stone-coated metal roof can be a fantastic choice for your home, but it’s important to understand the two potential downsides of these roofing systems:

  • Initial cost: The biggest turnoff for homeowners considering a metal roof is the high cost. While they are more expensive than asphalt shingles, metal roofs pay for themselves over time due to their longevity, durability and low maintenance. Additionally, metal roofs have a return on investment (ROI) of 85 percent, so it’s worth it to pay a little extra up front.
  • Noise: If improperly installed, rain and hail can make a metal roof noisier than a traditional material; however, reputable roofing contractors place materials between the roof and roof deck that eliminate that loud pinging sound during a rainstorm.

Talk to our specialists today about your new roof

Whether you’re interested in installing a stone-coated metal roof, asphalt shingles, tiles or something else, contact Manada Roofing Inc. today. We offer free estimates and a 100-percent-satisfaction guarantee on all of our roofing services.