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Ten Little Things about Color Stone Metal Tiles

November 03, 2020

Stone-Coated Steel RoofingFor most of the 20th century, metal roof products were mainly used in industrial and commercial buildings. In the housing market, as many as 70% of households use it. Nowadays, metal roofing tiles provide all the aesthetic choices that roof designers need to enhance architectural themes that rely on the unique and classic beauty of porcelain sand without compromising durability.

The historical source of metal roofing

In today's roofing industry, metal roofing for residential construction is considered an innovation of the 21st century. In fact, the metal roofs of the most stately houses and buildings in North America date back to the late 1700s. Thomas Jefferson used the innovative tinned materials of his time, which was one of the first roof metals that could solve architectural style elements. Jefferson designed and built the tinned tile system for Monticello's intricate multi-layer roof.

1. Design beyond the times

For decades, commercial and industrial companies have been earning return on investment (ROI) from metal roofing. In addition to aesthetics and aesthetics, the large panel metal roof provides strength, durability and efficiency with a low-maintenance "one-and-for-all" solution. Many rolled metal, corrugated, galvanized, and seamed metal roofs in barns, hangars, and factories continue to this day after a century or more. In other words, it is extremely difficult to apply these heavy-duty roof products to complex residential roof designs.

Although the ultra-modernist concept of flat roofs may be able to adapt to industrial-style large panel metal roofs, these durable but unsightly roof systems cannot satisfy the traditional elegant elements that most high-end homeowners like. The "New West Lake" colored stone metal tile combines fashionable and colorful stone coatings on multi-layer steel, providing architects and builders with design and installation versatility to enhance the most complex roof designs.

2. The public's diverse needs

Today’s homeowners are unlikely to accept wasted 20th century “traditional” building practices and outdated materials. In the era of sustainable development, the entire life cycle of a house is subject to strict scrutiny. Today, the most complex house designs have a service life of 5 to 10 years, and the short-term strategy is to quickly build "valuable" houses, which have a very limited life cycle. Even the best conventional roofing materials need to be replaced every 10-20 years. Metal roofing provides a more suitable choice for sustainable houses that intend to last a century or more.

3. Reduce roof maintenance costs

The irony is that if the entire service life of the house is included in the cost, ordinary tiles are much more expensive than metal roofs. Even the best ordinary tile roofs need to be replaced every 10 to 20 years. If the installation instructions are not followed, the impressive tile manufacturer’s warranty can easily become invalid.

4. Durable stone-coated steel roof

Wind, rain, hail, heavy snow, and even dry and sunny days cause damage to traditional roofing materials. Generally, the heaviest building slabs have a wind resistance of only 60-110 mph. Clay bricks and wood vibrations are very susceptible to wind damage, so there is no rating at all, and even fiber cement products can only reach 75mph. The durability of the metal tile is unparalleled, with a level 4 impact resistance against hail attack and a wind speed guarantee of up to 120 mph.


5. Climate-friendly

Metal tiles not only have a service life that is 2-3 times longer than traditional roofing materials, but also have the characteristics of 100% recyclability. Waste wood products release greenhouse gases due to deterioration in landfills.6. Reduce construction waste

Considering the long-term environmental impact, the transition to metal roofing will not be too fast. In the new era of sustainable construction, the huge environmental footprint of traditional tiles cannot be ignored. The service life of traditional tiles is relatively short, ranging from 10 to 20 years, and can generate up to 11 million tons of construction waste each year, of which 1 million tons are from the manufacturer’s waste, and the remaining 10 million tons are from the tearing and Waste from roof replacement.

7. The metal roof is not affected by hot/cold/dry weather

The stone coated metal roof tile can provide proper aesthetics and durability for all weathers. In coastal areas, clay brick is usually the first choice because it can resist salty sea air, but clay can also absorb up to 15% of water. Wooden tiles are prone to mold, fungus, and bacteria, and require continuous maintenance.

All conventional roofing materials are susceptible to extremes of humidity/dryness and seasonal high temperature/cold. Extreme extremes can cause expansion and compression stress, and cause cracking, cupping, cracking, and loosening around fasteners.

8. Energy-saving effect suitable for all seasons

Metal tiles provide a tighter enclosure structure on the house, reducing the ingress of outside air, thereby saving energy in all seasons. Compared with traditional tiles, infrared blocking pigments and enhanced reflectivity reduce the attic temperature by 69%. Homeowners report that installing a metal roof can save up to 20% of energy.

9. Suitable for all roof styles

Weight is probably the most important consideration for modern roofing products. Lightweight metal roofing brings many benefits to each project, including:

While removing the waste from the landfill site, it eliminates the cost of dismantling and refurbishing existing roofs and waste disposal costs.

The unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio increases the shear strength of the roof, which is especially important in areas prone to hurricanes or earthquakes.

The supporting deck does not need to be reinforced.

10. Raise metal roofing to a new level

Color stone metal tile's proprietary stone coating process brings color and texture through the strength of layered steel, which can easily exceed all types of conventional roofing materials and large panel metal roofs. With the rise of light steel products in recent years, stone-coated steel roofing has also received unanimous attention from the entire industry due to its unique craftsmanship, exquisite design and sophisticated materials.

Hangzhou Singer Building Materials Co., Ltd.
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