You may have heard about slate, steel, and asphalt roofs, but have you heard of a stone coated steel roof? These roofs are relatively modern, and they are made out of metal shingles that interlock on all four sides. Unlike most steel roofs, which have powder coatings or paint to finish them, these shingles have a rock chip or granular coating. This mimics the look of asphalt shingles.
Homeowners are starting to prize stone coated steel roofs because they combine the durability of metal roofing with the look of asphalt shingles.
Companies that make stone coated steel shingles offer a wide variety of designs to mimic other types of roofs. Your roof could look like slate, tile, or asphalt shingles without the maintenance requirements of either of those options.
Like traditional steel roofs, stone coated steel roofs are lightweight. If your contractor has concerns about adding too much weight to your roof system, this type of roof could give you the look you want without causing damage to your home.
Installing a new roof is an expensive hassle. With this type of roof, you can trust your roof to last for decades without much maintenance, and you don’t have to cheapen the look of your home to get it.