River Oaks Roofing: Article About Stone Coated Steel Roofing
Homeowners interested in installing a very durable, low maintenance roof are naturally interested in metal roofs, which last over 50 years before needing to be replaced and require little to no maintenance. Standing seam metal roofs are the most common type of metal roof. They are weatherproof, but the homeowner who loves the look of red tile or cedar shake roofs may not be very enthusiastic about the modern look of a standing seam metal roof. In fact, some neighborhoods specifically require that roofs look like they are made out of traditional shingles or tiles and actually prohibit standing seam roofs.
Luckily, there is an alternative type of metal roof available. Stone coated steel roofs are designed to look exactly like red tile, asphalt tile or wood shake roofs but are made out of durable galvanized steel. They offer all of the advantages of standing seam metal roofs but with a traditional look.
Stone coated steel roofs need to be installed by a River Oaks roofing professional experienced in installing metal roofs. The roof consists of steel sheets that have been coated with ceramics to make them look like clay tiles, wood shake shingles, or asphalt shingles. They can be created in any color and style desired.
The steel sheets of stone coated steel roofs will create a weather tight, maintenance free roof that will last for at least 50 years before needing to be replaced.
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They are fireproof, windproof, and are quite resistant to damage from hail and debris. Unlike standing seam metal roofs, they are resistant to denting and can be walked on without worrying about damage. Due to the relatively light weight of stone coated steel, it often can be installed over the existing roof of a home.
Because stone coated steel roofs are installed over a special wooden batten system, they are extremely energy efficient. They insulate against heat loss during the winter and block the sunlight from heating up the house during the summer. If desired, a special radiant barrier can be installed inside the batten system to block even more of the sun's radiant heat from entering the house, saving the homeowner a lot of money on air conditioning costs.
Stone coated steel roofs cost more to install than asphalt shingles, but the savings over time will more than offset the cost of the roofing system. A roofing professional can inspect a home and determine if a stone coated steel roof is a viable option for the homeowner.