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What is “Stone Coated” Roofing?

November 14, 2019 4:33 pm

You may be surprised to learn that stone coated metal roofing (sometimes called textured metal, or stone coated steel) is anything but new. It was refined during and after World War 2, to protect corrugated steel roofs from harsh weather while providing camouflage to protect against potential attack.
Today, stone coated metal roofing is favoured by many home owners, as it looks like aesthetically pleasing, traditional asphalt shingles, while providing more protection against the weather, animal intruders, and fire.


So what is it, exactly?

Stone coated metal roofing is metal roofing material, like steel, that is coated with stone chips to look like asphalt. This combination of metal roofing material and stone chips is much less heavy than asphalt or concrete roofing products which can weigh 350 – 1000 pounds per square (bundle). Stone coated metal roofing weighs in at about 150 pounds per square, leading to safer building structures during fires, heavy snow or hurricanes. Read our article on asphalt shingles vs. metal roofing here:

Stone coated steel roofing is known for its longevity, durability, low maintenance, energy efficiency and beautiful distinct profiles that allow them to mimic traditional asphalt shingles, shake, or tile.

Borel Steel Stone Coated Roofing offers 5 profiles: Pine-Crest Shake, Granite-Ridge Shingle, Cottage Shingle, Barrel-Vault Tile and Pacific Tile. Click on the links below to learn more.

Find out more about Borel Steel Stone Coated Roofing in this video:

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