You may be surprised to learn that stone coated metal roofing (sometimes called textured metal, or stone coated steel roofing,) is anything but new. It was refined during and after World War 2, designed to protect corrugated steel roofs from harsh weather, while providing camouflage to protect against potential attack.
Today, stone coated metal roofing is a favourite of many home owners, thanks to its high performance and updated, aesthetically pleasing look. Stone coated steel resembles traditional asphalt shingles, while providing more protection against harmful elements such as the weather, animal intruders, and fire.
So what is it, exactly?
Stone coated metal roofing is made up mostly of metal roofing material, such as steel. It is then coated with stone chips to look like asphalt.
This combination of metal roofing material and stone chips is much lighter than asphalt or concrete roofing products, which can weigh 350 – 1000 pounds per square (bundle.) Meanwhile, stone coated metal roofing weighs in at about 150 pounds per square. This leads to safer building structures during events like fires, heavy snow or hurricanes.
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.
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Read our article on asphalt shingles vs. metal roofing here: MetalRoofOutlet.com/asphalt-vs-metal-roofing