The initial cost of installing a stone coated steel roof may be more than with other roofing materials. However, the money a homeowner can save is significant, because a stone coated steel roof will be the last roof you ever buy. A stone coated steel roof adds to your home’s beauty and to its resale value. Finally, insurance companies in many states will lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums by as much as 35% due to the proven protection of a stone coated steel roof. The average life of a non-steel roof is approximately 17 years. For example, asphalt, or “composition” shingles can require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years or sooner! Compare that with a stone coated steel roof that includes a warranty that is good for the lifetime of the owner (transferable).
Whether the setting is historic, contemporary, or ancient – Mediterranean, Tropic, Desert, or even Savannah, tile roofs provide distinction to highlight buildings and provide memorable charm. J Duncanson can provide this look along with the proven and popular benefits of metal roofing.
Energy Efficiency Gains from Stone Coated Steel Roofing
Our metal tile paint finish includes reflective pigments for energy efficiency. Our proprietary coating reflects radiant heat, keeping buildings naturally cooler. Homeowners report energy savings up to 20% and more, thanks to reduced air conditioning loads. This unique design also includes an integral air gap as a thermal break. This element further helps to prevent warm weather heat transfer into your home and attic.
Tile roofing can weigh as much as 2000 pounds per 100 square feet. Even “low weight” tiles far exceed 500 pounds. Fiberglass shingles weigh from 274 to 450 pounds. This weight places strain on your home and poses significant cave-in threat in the event of an interior fire. Metal tile roofs weigh less than 75 pounds per square!
At J Duncanson, we know that today’s homeowners want to make their homes reflect their personal sense of style. They are also thinking about the long-term for their homes, looking for building materials that will last, add value, and save energy. Metal tile roofing does all of these things.