Stone-coated metal roofing is becoming more popular. Those with real wood shake roofs are replacing it with stone-coated metal shake because it lasts longer than wood and looks similar to wood shake. Those with asphalt shingles are opting for stone-coated metal shingles, not only because it lasts longer but they also blend-in with their traditional asphalt shingle neighbors.
Whatever the reason, it’s a smart move. Metal shingles last longer than traditional shingles and often end-up costing less in the long run. If you’re shopping for a new roof, consider stone-coated steel. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate, today!
Stone-Coated Metal Roof Options
Colors include Barclay, Charcoal, White, Harborwood, Sage Green, Stirling Gray, Timberwood, and more.
Metal Barrel Tiles
Colors include Barcelona, Barclay, Charcoal, White, Spanish Red, Sunset Gold, Timberwood, and more.
Metal Pacific Tiles
Colors include Barclay, Charcoal, Harborwood, Sage Green, Spanish Red, Stirling Gray, and more.
Stone-coated metal roofs are similar to traditional asphalt shingles in that the top layer consists of stones, or granules, which are held-down by an adhesive. In the case of stone-coated metal roofing, that adhesive is often acrylic. The big difference is the foundation. Traditional asphalt shingles have a base foundation of fiberglass. With metal roofing, that foundation is sheet metal.
Stone-coated metal shingles and tiles are roughly the same size as traditional asphalt shingles – about 1′ tall and between 3′ and 4′ wide. They are thicker, however. Most stone-coated roofing products are between 1″ and 2″ thick.
Do you know although a metal roof costs more initially than a traditional asphalt shingle roof, it often costs less in the long run because it lasts so much longer? Roof financing is available.
Stone-Coated Metal Roof Benefits
Because stone-coated metal roofs lasts longer than traditional asphalt shingles, they often end-up costing less in the long-run.
Stone-coated metal roofs are among the most durable roofs available. They’re resistant against hail, mold, strong winds, and fire.
There is no asphalt shingle recycling program in our area. There are, however, several metal recycling centers in Colorado.
Since stone-coated metal roofs are more durable than other roofs, they are long-lasting. Metal roofs often last 70 years or more.
The sheet metal foundation of metal roofing is much more durable than the fiberglass foundation of traditional asphalt shingles. As a result, metal roofs often last around 3 times as long.
Because metal last so much longer than traditional asphalt shingles, they often end-up costing less in the long-term even though they cost more initially. Asphalt shingle roofs often last around 25 years. On a 2500 sf roof, you can expect to pay around $12,500 for asphalt shingles. Most metal roofs often last 70 years or more. On that same 2500 sf roof, a stone-coated metal shingle roof will cost around $26,000. That’s about twice the cost of asphalt shingles, yet 3 times the lifespan.
Another benefit of metal roofing is they are recyclable in our area. That includes any metal roofing, be it stone-coated metal shingles or tiles, standing seam, or corrugated/PBC. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, are not recyclable here in Colorado.
Who Is Stone-Coated Metal Roofing For
Anyone with a modern, traditional home or small office that has a steep-sloped roof can enjoy the benefits of a stone-coated metal roof. Metal roofing is not for those with low-sloped or flat roofs. If you are uncertain which roof you have, contact us for a free consultation and inspection.
A stone-coated metal roof is for you if…
- you want a more durable roof than traditional asphalt shingles or real wood shake
- you’re looking for an alternative to real wood shake
- you like the look of other roof coverings, such as clay tiles or wood shake, but want something more durable
- you want your roof replaced less frequently
- you’re environmentally conscious and want to put less waste into our landfills
Stone-coated metal roofs cost more partly because they take longer to install, roughly twice as long as a traditional asphalt shingle roof. This is because nail guns can’t be used to install a stone-coated metal roof. On a 2500 sf roof, most of the time our guys can remove the old roof and install the new one in one day. Metal roofing uses screws as fasteners. Asphalt shingles use nails via a nail gun.
Although metal roof installation takes longer compared to installing traditional asphalt shingles, it’s done less frequently since it lasts longer. By the time a stone-coated metal roof is replaced, an asphalt shingle roof has been replaced 2 or 3 times. When comparing an asphalt shingle roof to a stone-coated metal roof, this might be worth considering.
Metal Roofing Cost
Metal roofing, including stone-coated metal shingles, tiles and shingles, currently cost around $9 per square foot. This equals about $1000 per square. (A square in roofing is roughly 10′ x 10′.) This includes material and labor installing your new metal roof. Keep in mind that these are ball park figures. If you’re interested in stone-coated metal roof, contact us for estimate.
Stone-coated metal roofing resembles traditional shingles, tiles, and shake. Westlake Royal Roofing offers two tile profiles; Barrel Vault, and Pacific. They also offer two shingle profiles; Granite Ridge, and Cottage. Westlake offers one Shake profile; Pine-Crest. Most are available in a number of colors, such as Spanish Red, Timberwood, Charcoal, Sage Green, and White.
Decra also offers metal tile, shingles, and shake. Their tiles are Spanish-Style Barrel, and Mediterranean-Style Scalloped tile. Colors vary from sand and ash to charcoal and green. Decra offers one shingle profile; Classic Cobblestone, and is offered in colors such as Natural Slate, Old Hickory, and Woodland Green. Their two shake options are Decra Shake and Decra Shake XD. Colors include Chestnut, Grey, Weather Timber, among others.
All metal roofing is Class-4 impact resistant, Class-A fire rated, high-wind resistant (up to 120mph), and recyclable in Colorado.
Unsure if a stone-coated metal roof is right for you? Contact us with any questions or for a free consultation.
If you’re in the market for a new roof for your home or small office, consider stone-coated metal roofing. These products last longer than most other roofs because they’re more durable. What’s more, they’re recyclable in Colorado, and they often cost less than traditional asphalt shingles in the long term. There are many profiles and colors to choose from, so you won’t have any problem picking a color to match your home. You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood with your new stone-coated metal roof. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate.