A stone coated metal tile roof is made from a corrosion resistant metal and coated with stone chips that are attached to the steel with an acrylic adhesive layer. Their goal has been for a more durable roof that still retains the aesthetic advantages of a more traditional roofing material such as clay tile or wood shakes.
These metal tiles offer an endless assortment of colors, shades and patterned textures to replicate the other type roofing materials. They, like all the metal roof products, are extremely light in weight so they can be applied on any roof surface.
These types of metal roofing tiles have been tested for high wind resistance and perform very well. Their weathering characteristics exceed the more typical roofing types but as with all roofs, a roof surface clean from debris and abrasive events leads to a long life of service.
These metal tiles typically are attached with the use of corrosion resistant screws after they have interlocked with all the adjoining tiles they abut and overlap. Foot traffic should be held to a minimum so as not to wear away the protective stone surfaces or dislodge the interlocking laps that allow
them to withstand the effects of storms.
There are numerous manufacturers around the country but it is important to consider the availability of replacement materials in the event that your roof sustains storm damage that requires material replacement repairs. Some of the popular stone coated metal tile roofing manufacturers are:
Decra Roofing Systems, Gerard Roofing Technologies and Metro Roof Products.