Stone Coated Steel Roofing: The Next Generation of Metal Roof Replacement
Roof Replacement Basics (2023)
When it comes to choosing a new roof for your home, metal roofs have always been a popular choice due to their durability and longevity. However, traditional metal roofs can have some downsides, such as their unappealing appearance and tendency to rust over time. Fortunately, there is a new and improved metal roofing option that is quickly becoming a staple in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin : Stone Coated Steel Roofing.
Stone Coated Steel Roofing is a metal roofing material that combines the durability of metal with the aesthetic appeal of traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles, slate and cedar, and tile. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of Stone Coated Steel Roofing and why it is the next generation of residential metal roofing replacement.
What is stone coated steel roofing?
Stone Coated Steel Roofing is a roofing material made of steel sheets coated with a layer of stone chips and acrylic resin. The result is a roof that looks like traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, tile, or slate, but with the added durability and longevity of steel.
The process of making Stone Coated Steel Roofing involves applying a layer of stone chips and acrylic resin onto a galvanized steel sheet. The stone chips are available in a variety of colors, textures, and shapes to mimic the appearance of different traditional roofing materials. Once the stone chips are applied, the sheet is coated with an acrylic resin to protect against weathering and fading.
At Odyssey Home Remodeling, we have partnered with Unified Steel to offer our customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana the option of installing this beautiful and durable metal roof replacement product.
The Benefits of stone coated steel roofing
Stone coated steel metal roofing is strong and resilient enough to withstand harsh weather conditions and provide protection for your home for many years – but is designed in a way to offer beautiful shingle, shake, and tile profiles. It is also available in a variety of styles and colors, so you can choose the option that best fits your home and personal preferences. We have listed some bullet points below and also briefly describe the benefits of replacing your homes roof with this modern metal roofing system:
- Transferable 50-Year Limited Warranty
- Class 4 Hail Impact Resistance
- Hurricane Performance Rated
- Class A Fire Rating
- Lightweight (1.4 lbs per sq ft)
- Energy Efficient
Style and Appearance
One of the most significant advantages of a modern stone coated steel roof replacement is its ability to mimic the appearance of traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles, slate or cedar shake, and roofing tiles. This allows homeowners to achieve the desired look for their homes without sacrificing the durability and longevity of their new metal roof. In addition, Stone Coated Steel Roofing is a low-maintenance finish option, as it requires minimal upkeep over its lifespan. It doesn’t need to be painted, and it’s resistant to fading, cracking, and corrosion, so you don’t have to worry about the roof’s appearance deteriorating over time.
Energy Efficiency and Environmental Benefits
Stone Coated Steel Roofing is energy efficient, as it reflects the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them. The granules that are used to create the coating on stone coated steel roofing shingles and tiles are infused with UV ray reflectors and natural mold and mildew repellants like copper. This can result in lower energy bills and a more comfortable home during hot summer months. Stone Coated Steel Roofing is also an environmentally friendly metal roofing option. The use of steel and stone chips reduces the need for asphalt shingles, which are not recyclable and contribute to landfills. In short – stone coated steel metal roofing is also an eco-friendly option, as it’s made with recyclable materials and can help reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Its energy efficiency can help reduce your energy bills and keep your home comfortable year-round.
Stone Coated Steel Roofing is incredibly durable and long-lasting – after all, it is metal roofing. It can withstand extreme weather conditions, including heavy rain, strong winds, and hailstorms. Additionally, the stone chips and acrylic resin coating protect against fading, cracking, and corrosion. When it comes to roof replacement for your home, it is hard to come close to the strength and durability that metal roofing offers. Stone coated steel is also surprisingly lighter than materials like cedar shake, slate, or tile – making it easier to transport and roof installation a faster process, not to mention putting less stress on the structure of your home.
Metal roofing is expensive. Stone Coated Steel is no exception, and carries a higher price tag than traditional asphalt shingles. The comparison, however, is a poor one as stone coated steel roofing is in the category of tile, shake, and slate designer shingles – and it is quite more cost effective than these traditional options. Additionally, the durability and longevity of Stone Coated Steel Roofing make it a cost-effective option in the long run, as it requires less maintenance and replacement than other roofing materials.
Increasing The Value of Your Home
If you’re planning to sell your home in the future, or simply want to make sure you protect the value of your largest investment, stone coated steel metal roofing is a great option. As a roofing shingle that falls into the designer category of metal roofing, Cost Vs Value’s Midwest estimates for 2022 show that it retains over 50% of its cost as value added to your home. coated
The Premier Metal Roofing for your home
The next generation of metal roof replacement in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana is here – and it is Unified Steel’s Stone Coated Steel Roofing. With its combination of style, durability, energy efficiency, and environmental benefits, it’s no wonder why it’s becoming such a popular roof replacement option for those seeking to put metal roofing on their home. If you’re in the market for a new roof, consider Stone Coated Steel Roofing as a beautiful, long-lasting and cost-effective choice.
Stone coated steel metal roof installation does come with many accessories as shown in the image above, so make sure that the roofing company you choose to install this roofing system has both installed it in the past and has a good relationship with the manufacturer – such as the roofing team at Odyssey Roofing.