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Stone Coated Steel Roofing: Beautiful and Durable

by | Mar 22, 2017 | Residential, Types of Roofing Materials | 0 comments


An attractive roof will add value to your home, but many of the materials used in high-end roofs come with problems. Tile roofing is heavy and tends to chip and crack, and lighter wood shake just doesn’t hold up well to the elements.


Stone coated steel roofing combines the visual appeal of high-end materials with the resilience of steel, giving you a solid roofing system that both resists the elements and looks great on your house. Rebuild Texas uses high-quality Decra roofing systems to make your roof both strong and beautiful.


What Makes Decra® Roofing Strong and Lightweight?


The panels used in Decra roofing systems are composed of several strong, lightweight layers that provide stability, adhesion, and protection. These layers include:


  • Steel panels that form the rigid backbone of the material;
  • Aluminum-zinc alloy coating to protects the steel from corrosion;
  • An acrylic coating for adhesion;
  • An acrylic resin base coat that serves as a primer for the layers that give the roofing its color and appearance. This base coat adheres the steel to the outer layers and provides UV protection.
  • Ceramic coated stone granules that give the panel its color and texture;
  • An overglaze finish that enhances the panel’s strength.


Benefits of Decra Stone Coated Steel Roofing


The combination of stone, steel, and various other layers offers multiple benefits to homeowners, including:


Strength and Resilience

Unlike stone or tile, steel flexes when stressed, so it does not crack or chip like those materials. Stone coated steel roofing is hail, wind, fire and earthquake resistant and lasts two to three times longer than an asphalt shingle roof. Insurance companies in some states, including Texas, offer homeowners insurance discounts for Class 4 impact resistant roofing.


Light Weight

Solid stone shingles are heavy. Stone coated steel panels, on the other hand, are far lighter, placing less strain on your roof and resulting in fewer issues for your home, such as settling or cracking.

Low Maintenance and Environmentally Friendly

Stone coated steel roofing is made of recycled materials, requires little to no maintenance, and is fully recyclable at the end of its life. Often, no tear of is required at installation, further lowering environmental impact.


Cost Effectiveness

While a stone coated steel roof may cost more initially, it is a better investment and will far outlast its cheaper competitors. Homes with stone coated steel roofs use less energy in both summer and winter, saving money on heating and cooling bills.


These important benefits, plus the added curb appeal of a beautiful roof, make the investment in a Decra stone coated steel roof a wise one. Professional roofing contractors, such as Rebuild Texas, can help you design and install a gorgeous Decra roof.   Call for a no obligation roof evaluation today.

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