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.
There are many advantages to stone coated metal roofing, but we will only look at the main three.
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.
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 is entering the building’s structure.
The other factor that makes stone coated metal roofing energy efficient is that 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!
This is one of the most beautiful things about stone coated roofs for the homeowners: they require no maintenance!
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.
If your asphalt roof is beginning to have issues, or if you are thinking of having it replaced, don’t wait any longer to get a quote for stone coated metal roofing from K. Graber Construction! We are the roofing experts of Indiana, and particularly Miami, Grant, Howard, and Cass Counties.
Call us today to see what your house would look like with stone coated metal roofing!