Stone Coated Metal Roofing is the roofing most people have never heard of. Here is a short video Why Stone Coated Metal Roofing, Tilcor Roofing Systems. Chances are that once you become familiar with the many types of styles of stone coated steel you will start to notice it on your neighbors homes and businesses.
I would be willing to bet that if you asked 10 Metal Roofing Contractors about Stone Coated Steel Roofing you would get that look that says they probably don't know much. With metal roofing becoming more and more popular, Stone Coated Steel Roofing has somehow managed to go unnoticed to home owners and roofing contractors alike. At Billings Metal Roofing we believe it is time to share the facts and give stone coated metal roofing its time in the spotlight.
Our metal roofs are as strong as steel because they are steel. Typically, the shingle consists of several layers. At the core is what is called Galvalume Aluminum-Zinc Alloy Coated steel. The sheets are galvanized with both zinc and aluminum. This system of galvanizing the metal roof panels insures the durability and heat resistance. One of the benefits of Stone Coated Metal Roofing is that it will keep your attic up to 30% cooler, reducing the load on your AC units, Saving you money now and in the future.
3M is the worlds leader when it comes to suppliers of specialty granules used in the manufacture of asphalt shingles and Stone Coated Metal Roofing. They have developed, over the years, granules that provide a large selection of color choices. There are granules that reduce smog, that reflect heat, that provide energy savings, and most importantly they last, and they are bonded to our steel.
How long should you expect your roof to last? Metal roofing doesn't deteriorate over time like paper or fiberglass will. Some metal roofs can be painted, coated, or otherwise refreshed and brought back to life. Stone Coating on steel barracks, hangers, and other military buildings was used often during World War ll. I know of these buildings withstanding even fire, from within and from the outside. Stone Coated Metal Roofing has become one of the smartest choices in the metal roofing industry.
Any type or style of metal roofing will always look better in the test of time. How long should you expect your roof to last? It seams like a 50 year warranty is standard in the roofing industry, any kind of roofing it seams, come with a 50 warranty, but when you look at a heavily pro-rated warranty you see it loses value quickly and in the case of an asphalt shingle it isn't worth the paper its printed on in 7-10 years, losing 15-20% yearly.
Stone Coated Metal Roofing has become one of the best investment choices in the residential metal roofing industry. With Federal and State Tax Credits available, energy savings, strength, durability and return on investment there has never been a better time to consider Stone Coated Metal Roofing. Call your Billings, Bozeman, Cody and Sheridan roofing companies today!
Increased investment and longer installation times are two of the only downsides for most home owners. The initial investment in metal roofing is more than with asphalt shingles. Most home owners consider metal roofing to be a one time investment that eliminates the ongoing expenses associated with asphalt shingles. Energy savings, while eliminating ongoing repairs and maintenance will contribute to the eventual payback of a new metal roofing system.
It been said, when it comes to roofing it is all in the install. Metal roofing companies know that is true. Although our Stone Coated Metal Roofing System can be installed with only four tools, I would not suggest that anybody should do it. Roofs today can get complicated and several trim pieces may come into play. All of our custom pieces aid in ease of install, and carry the same coatings and under coatings that our shingle does. At Billings Metal Roofing we insure our installs are water tight, weather proof and ready to last a life time.
More and More Wyoming and Montana home owners are finding that Stone Coated Steel Shingles are right for them and for their home. They cite the longevity of steel as their main reason, with the many styles and designs available as the second most popular reason to choose stone coated roofing.
Classic looks and versatile designs that imitate the look of natural slate, clay tiles, architectural shingles and wood shake are leading the way for home owners that want distinctive curb appeal, long lasting beauty, un-matched protection from the elements and none of the normal repairs and maintenance issues that are associated with other types of roofing materials. The expected stone coated steel roofing lifespan is 70-100 years making it one of the best roofing investments for home owners in our environment.
Stone coated steel roofs are known for their resistance to naturally occurring weather events like high winds and hail. The steel roof shingles are designed to interlock at all four corners and screw down tight into the roof deck. This eliminates the potential for uplift caused by high winds and also prevents flying embers from igniting the deck underneath the shingles in the event of wildfire. The coated metal panels are non-combustible and will not catch fire. This added benefit of metal roofing can be a life saver in the event of lightning strikes. Stone coated steel is as strong as steel because it is steel and their light weight design is no threat to a home’s substrate or structure. The light weight of metal shingles, oftentimes, eliminates the need for roof tear-off and disposal. These savings contribute to the overall investment value of a stone coated metal roof.
Boral, Roser, and Tilcor are the leading manufactures of coated steel roofing in the United States and Canada. These manufactures have independently tested this metal roofing option for hail resistance and found that they normally withstand simulated hail stones as devastating as 3 inches in diameter.
There is no other roof system, including concrete tile, rubber shingles, clay, and architecture lifetime asphalt shingles that can withstand the same conditions over an expected lifespan of 70-100 years.
These steel roofing manufactures back their roofing systems with non-prorated, transferrable, lifetime warranties insuring hassle free ownership for home and business owners alike.
For most home owner’s cost is important when choosing a roof system that works for them. Stone Coated Steel shingles fit in the middle when priced out and compared to today’s popular roofing choices. Your asphalt shingle suppliers in Montana and Wyoming will price their shingles and all components of that type of roofing system at a nominal $1.25-1.45 per square foot on average.
Typically, roofing suppliers that specialize in rubber shingles or composite shingles will price their roof system at $3.55 per square foot and those suppliers that work with natural slate, tile or other specialty roof systems can price their roofing materials upwards of $6.00.
Quality standing seam or mechanical lock metal roofing is typically manufactured on site using coil stock of 24-29 gauge steel and contractors can pay $2.50-$3 per linear foot for steel coil stock finished with a Kynar- 500 coating.
Stone coated steel manufactures price their product at $1.85-$2 per square foot. A stone coated metal roof will require custom accessories like ridge caps, valley trim, or rake and eve starters. These custom pieces add to the initial investment in metal.
Over time steel roofing systems require very little maintenance, and rarely is there a considerable repair issue. The total life span cost of metal roofing systems are the lowest of all popular roofing materials and chances are that total roof replacement will never be needed for most home owners.
Based on cost, longevity, eco-impact and style there has never been a better roofing option to secure the future of your home. Stone Coated Metal Roofing is the best roofing investment for today’s home owners.
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