Stone Coated Steel Roofing Costs in 2022: Pros and Cons, ROI

If you are looking for a roofing system that offers a classic beauty of slate, clay tiles, or stylish shingles, but without the premium cost, then a stone-coated steel roof could be a sensible option for your home.

Gerard stone-coated steel-tile roof – Barrel Vault Profile

Cost

Materials: Stone-coated steel tiles, trim, and nails cost about $4.00 to $6.00 per square foot, depending on a particular profile and order size.

In the US, the top manufacturers of stone-coated metal roofing products are Gerard USA and DECRA.

Note that Boral Roofing has recently acquired a few top stone-coated steel roofing manufacturers including Gerard and Metro. As a result Gerard and Metro stone-coated steel tiles are now marketed under the Boral Steel brand.

Installation: On average, you can expect to pay between $9.50 to $16.50 per sq. ft. to install a stone-coated metal roof on a residential property. — The total cost installed includes all the materials, permitting, labor, and warranty.

Larger Context

For just a fraction of the cost slate or clay tiles, you can have a beautiful, long lasting roofing system that will provide superior protection for your home, with none of the structural disadvantages of other roofing materials.

To decide whether a stone-coated steel roof is right for you, consider the following features, benefits, and advantages:

Distinct Looks & Versatile Styles Stone coated steel roof on a custom home One of the reasons for the growing popularity of stone-coated steel roofs, is the wide variety of styles and designs available to homeowners who are looking to add some curb appeal to their home.

Advanced technology makes it possible to imitate the premium look of clay, slate or architectural shingle so closely, that it is nearly impossible to discern that the stone-coated tile is actually made of metal.

Panels of stone-coated steel roofs are formed into three profiles: shake, tile and shingle. In recent years, new tile designs that mirror the highly desirable look of Mediterranean clay tile have also become available to homeowners.

One very important advantage of a stone-coated steel roof is that it will continue looking fresh and new for many years to come without requiring any additional maintenance.

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Durable & Built to Last

Unlike other roofing materials, a stone – coated steel roof offers superior durability: it will not break, curl, split, crack, warp, or absorb water.

The interlocking design of the roof panels, makes it resistant to heavy rain, freeze/thaw cycles, snow and wind uplift.

A stone-coated steel roofing systems have been successfully tested against wind speeds of over 120 MPH, and 8.8 inches of rain per hour.

The durability of a stone-coated steel roof will remain consistent overtime, offering superior protection for many decades to come.

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Metal Shingle Roofing Costs & Value in 2022: Materials, Cost, Pros & Cons

Installing a metal shingle roof on a residential home will cost, on average, between $10.50 and $18.50 per sq. ft. In this guide, we’ll explain all the important factors that determine the total cost of a metal shingles, along with pros and cons. We’ll also cover material costs of various metal shingle options and draw some comparisons to other popular roofing materials.

It’s perhaps most important to realize that of the three primary options for metal roofing (the others being Standing Seam at the high-end, and Corrugated and Ribbed Metal Panels at the low-end), metal shingles and tiles are in the middle of the pack in terms of costs.

Understanding Your Options

At first mention, metal shingles sound bland or traditional, or perhaps too risky of an option for an HOA or in an area where metal would clearly be outside the norm (i.e., all your neighbors have asphalt roofs).

Estimated New Roof Costs (2,000 sq.ft.)
Asphalt
Metal
Flat
$8,500
$15,500
$11,500
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Yet, when researching metal shingles styles and options for residential homes, you might be surprised to pull up some images that look a lot like asphalt shingles. 😉

Why would that be? Because the reality of metal shingles today, is that these are really metal tiles that are intended to mimic just about all other possible roofing styles designed for sloped roofs; slate tiles, ceramic tiles, asphalt shingles, cedar shakes and say redwood shingle are all materials that metal shingles can mimic.

From the curbside view, it would be hard to tell the difference between the metal material and its usual counterparts. That’s how diverse the metal roofing industry has gotten.

Add to this the idea that metal itself can have a pleasing appearance, as is the case with copper, zinc, painted aluminum and steel tiles. Gone are the days when metal shingles would only have a silver/gray, metallic appearance.

Key Fact: There are really two basic types of metal shingles, or metal tiles: G-90 galvanized steel coated with a protective layer of zinc plating, often finished in a factory-applied Kynar 500 paint finish, and the second type finished with stone granules referred to as stone-coated steel tiles.

Did you know? The “G-90” refers to the amount of protective zinc plating, as in .90oz per square foot of steel sheet.

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