Why Choose Stone Coated Metal Roofing?
If you are a homeowner, you are well aware of the need for a good roof. The problem is that sometimes there are too many options: asphalt shingles, metal, standing seam, etc.
And now a new player is becoming more popular: stone coated metal roofing.
Stone-coated metal roofing doesn’t always look drastically different from standard asphalt shingles, so why are people choosing to install it on their roofs?
That’s a great question, and more people are asking it as it becomes more popular.
At K Graber Construction we want to help you know if stone-coated metal roofing is for you!
There are many advantages to stone coated metal roofing, but we will only look at the main three. (For more, read our blog: The Definitive Guide: Stone Coated Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles.)
Let's get started!
Stone Coated Metal Shingles Last A Long Time
Normal asphalt shingles generally have warranties of 20-30 years, but stone coated metal roofing goes far beyond that.
In fact, some manufacturers have lifetime warranties on their stone coated products!
Part of this is due to the fact that it is a metal roof. This means you won’t have to worry about cracking, curling, warping, or other factors that often can make a shingle roof begin to have issues.
Due to the way the roofing locks together, it is also resistant to strong winds. Tests have been done with gusts of wind in the 120-170 mph range, and the stone coated metal roofing held together!
Other factors, such as driving rain, also do not have a negative impact on the roof.
Other tests have been done with earthquakes, hail, and other natural disasters; and roofs with stone coated roofing always lasted longer and better than standard asphalt shingles.
Of course, longevity is not the only factor you should consider when choosing a roofing material. If you want to get an in-depth picture of everything you should consider, read our blog: 7 Factors To Consider When Getting A New Roof.
Energy-Efficiency Of Stone Coated Metal Shingles
Due to the build of stone coated roofing, it does a better job at reflecting UV rays from the sun.
Energy bills, especially with cooling in warmer climates, is often less for buildings with stone coated metal roofing. Attics and buildings stay cooler because not as much sunlight and heat are entering the building’s structure.
The other factor that makes stone coated metal roofing energy efficient is the fact that it is recyclable. Because metal is a large part of the structure, the roofing materials can be broken down and reused.
No more plugging up your local landfill if you ever need to replace your roof!
(If you are interested in building an energy-efficient home you may want to read our blog on Net Zero Homes & New Energy Homes.)
Maintaining Stone Coated Metal Shingles
This is one of the most beautiful things about stone coated roofs for the homeowners: they require no maintenance!
Any homeowner knows exactly how valuable this is!
When you don't have to worry about repairing your roof, you have more time to spend on the things you truly care about.
Who wouldn't want to have more time for family and friends, and more brain space to tackle the problems that really matter in life?
The only thing you have to be aware of is keeping large amounts of debris off the roof. Like any other structure, don’t let large clumps of leaves, branches, or other debris gather in corners or gutters of your house roof.
Here's the thing:
We've listed several benefits of metal roofs. But, when you decide that metal roofing is the best option you are still faced with many options - do you want standing seam? Perhaps you prefer corrugated metal? Which one is better?
If you need guidance on which metal roof is best for you, read our blog: Choosing The Best Metal Roof For Your Home Or Business - Everything You Need To Know.
Stone-coated metal roofing offers many benefits to any homeowner who is ready to make the investment.
If you are one of those homeowners, consider contacting K. Graber Construction!
We'd love to assist you in creating the home of your dreams!
Just get in contact with us and we'll give you a free quote on any of our services. We look forward to hearing from you!