5 Reasons You Should Switch to a Stone-Coated Steel Roof

By Stacy Mellete

Residential metal roofs are fast-becoming the new roofing standard for many residential properties. Widely considered the direct upgrade from asphalt shingles, these metal roofs are versatile and long-lasting, and are among the few that can rightfully be called a lifetime roof.

Stone-coated steel roofs are one of the many alternatives to the standard steel or aluminum roof. Affordable Roofing Systems, your storm damage restoration expert, shares five reasons you should switch to this unique metal roofing system.

1.    Distinct Look

The biggest draw to installing stone-coated metal roofs is their distinct and versatile look. Thanks to advanced technologies, they can mimic the appearance of slate and clay roofs without suffering from the drawbacks. The same technologies allow manufacturers to create stone-coated steel roofs in a range of shingle styles and designs for any home.

2.    Lightweight System

Despite being made with stone and steel, this roofing system is surprisingly light, weighing in at a meager 1.5 pounds per square. Compare this to asphalt and tile which weigh around 10 pounds per square foot. This makes the roof easy to install and doesn’t require any additional structural support.

3.    Durable and Long-Lasting

Despite its lighter weight, stone-coated steel roofs are very durable and outlast other roofing materials. This material won’t break, curl, split or warp, unlike lesser roofing materials. The interlocking design on the panels further reinforces this roof and makes it more resistant to heavy rain and snow. All your new stone-coated steel roof will ever need is timely roof repairs and preventive maintenance to stay intact.

4.    Resilient Roof

Residential stone-coated steel roofs can also stand up to extreme temperatures and temperature changes very well. Because of this, it’s a great choice for areas that have quickly shifting climates and inconsistent weather patterns.

5.    Wind-Resistant Roof

Steel is well-known as one of the most wind-resistant roofs available, and the stone-coated variants are even more tougher. Your new roof will stay intact even during the harshest storms.

At Affordable Roofing Systems, we’ll properly install your new stone-coated steel roof so you can take full advantage of its many benefits and unique features. We also offer hail damage repair services.

Call us now at (813) 542-8462 or contact us here to learn more about our services.

We are a local metal roofer contractor Tampa FL, offer storm damage restoration services in Brandon, Largo and Tampa, FL.

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Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

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TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

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