Stone Coated Metal FAQ
Companies have been manufacturing stone coated metal roofing since the 1970s.
The stone coated metal panels are made out of Galvalume which is the very best type of corrosion resistant metal. The basecoat is made to last a lifetime in all-weather climates. The stone is crushed granite made out of the color of roofing you have chosen. This ensures the very best longevity for your roof.
No, in fact it is lighter than most roofs. A 25 Year asphalt shingle roof weighs 3 pounds per square foot. A stone coated metal roof weighs 1.4 pounds per square foot. That make the stone coated metal roof over half the weight of a asphalt shingle roof.
Yes you can, most of the stone coated metal roofs that we offer have a class A fire rating. Please check with us on exact styles.
Yes in some cases with some insurance companies you can, please check with them before having your roof installed to know the facts.
When comparing stone coated metal roofs to clay tile roofs and other heavy roofs that look the same, the stone coated metal roofs are much safer during an earthquake due to the light weight material.
The basic wind rating is 120 mph and has been tested up to 170 mph without being damaged.
No, in fact this is one of the quietest metal roofs, and even quieter when installed with our energy efficient roof system.
No, stone coated metal roofs are energy efficient when compared to an asphalt shingle roof. Also when installed with our energy efficient roof system can save up to 25% in energy cost during the summer months. See Energy Efficient FAQ page for more info.
No, we can install right over the old existing roof without problem. The stone coated metal roofs have been designed to install directly over your existing roof.