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What Is Stone Coated Steel Roofing?

May 08, 2021

There are a variety of advantages and disadvantages to each type of roof, yet a good way to narrow down your choices is to consider the benefits each has in regards to wear, protection, longevity, frequency in repairs, and more in order to outweigh higher costs. Stone-coated steel roofing is an attractive metal roofing option that can provide the same basic advantages of metal roofing with the added protection of a coating that would otherwise be missing from some metal materials. Considering the stone coated steel roofing pros and cons and even comparing it to other types of metal roof installation can be very helpful in determining what type of roofing material is right for your property.

What is stone-coated steel roofing?

Stone-coated steel roofing is a type of metal roofing material that is made of steel and then additionally coated with stone chips that are attached to the steel with an acrylic film. The benefit of having a coating added to the steel metal is that the material can have the added benefits in protection with the coating that it otherwise wouldn’t have.

There can be different types of coating that can prevent rust, corrosion (aluminum-zinc coatings), or other such factors. How it’s usually composed is as follows.

First, acrylic coatings act as a primer to the roofing material and are applied to both sides of the metal so the coating can adhere more to it. A resin paint coat is then applied to the top of the material as a binder that protects it from water and UV rays. (It can also be tinted to blend in with the stone going over it.)

Next, ceramic coated stone granules are applied in dense coats which have the ability to resist (in some cases reflect) UV light. Finally, a glaze is coated on top of it all to hold the stones in place and ultimately produce a glossy finish. 

Are metal roofs expensive?

Yes, metal roofs are expensive but they more than make up for their higher costs as they have a plethora of protective abilities, have longer life spans, and won’t require frequent repairs. They can withstand inclement weather as strong as hurricanes and fires and you won’t need to worry about leaks or water damages as they are secure and resistant to these damages.

Is a metal roof a good investment?

A metal roof is a good investment in that they can lower HVAC costs with their cool roofing abilities and they also increase the resale value to your home. With metal roofing, you can also get reductions on your homeowners’ insurance as well as discounts for repairs if anything happens. What’s more, if there’s inclement weather your homeowners’ insurance under an all-perils policy will be able to cover costs.

What are the problems with metal roofs?

There aren’t many problems that come with metal roofing, yet there are a few things to consider. With metal roofs, you have protection against outside fires yet this can be detrimental if a fire springs up inside as it can effectively contain it. If a severe fire were to occur inside fire firefighters would either need to access windows, doors or cut a hole in the roof. Another con can be that with their high life spans, once replacements are needs decades down the line certain manufacturers or businesses may be gone and exact replicas of roofing materials may be hard to find.

What are the advantages of a metal roof?

50+ Year Life

Easy to Install

Increased Resale Value

Protects Against Inclement Weather

Cools Building

Class A Fire Rating

Reflect Sun Rays

Reduced HVAC Costs

Adds a Modern Look

Different Colors, Shapes, Profiles

Different Metal Options

If you’d like a stronger roof get stone coated steel roofing from China, contact SAN-GOBUILD for more information!

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