A Stone Coated Steel Roof is a permanent solution that will last a lifetime. This product can be found on homes and businesses alike internationally and has been tested in every climate condition on earth. At the heart of every panel is a 26 gauge recycled steel core that is covered with Zinc and Aluminum alloys that prevent corrosion. Next, the steel roofing panels are flood-coated with a special acrylic polymer resin that provides a base layer for setting the Quartz Earth Stone granules. The Quartz granules are manufactured with a UV reflective coating provided by the 3M Corporation. The stone covered panels are then placed in ovens and baked until the desired bond is reached. Finally an acrylic glaze is applied to the finished product.
The product comes with a FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY that is transferable to the next owner. The warranty covers hail up to 2 1/2 inches, winds up to 120 mph, color fading from ultraviolet rays, as well as any type of deterioration of the panels. Stone coated steel is the only metal roofing product in existence that still offers the customer a material deterioration warranty on saltwater. Lake Roofing Systems installs Stone Coated Steel to meet wind specifications of almost 300 mph throughout Florida and most of the East Coast. When installed correctly it almost doubles Florida’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone roofing codes. Thus making the product ideal for oceanfront homes and condominiums.
Profiles: Stone coated steel roofs are made to look like concrete or clay barrel tiles, S-tiles, and reverse curve tiles. A cedar shake profile is offered as well as an alternative to real cedar shakes. Real shakes are beautiful but have a short lifespan and are extremely flammable. In some areas of the country real shakes are now illegal to install due to the spreading wildfires that travel roof to roof. An architectural shingle profile is offered as well for those who wish to maintain the conventional appearance of asphalt shingles.
New Construction: Stone coated steel can be installed directly to a plywood deck or metal deck. The best choice of underlayment varies as to specific region and/or environment. In most cases the roofing system can be installed with or without a batten system. The Batten system provides for excellent air insulation and lets the roof breathe in addition to metals natural characteristic, reflecting heat.
Re-Roofing: This product is specifically designed to go over asphalt shingle roofs as well as cedar shakes. Stone coated steel only weighs around 1 1/2 pounds per square foot installed. Therefore there is no weight consideration or extra engineering needed for strengthening the existing structural members of a home or building. However, removing an existing roof or going over the one you have is something to be determined on-site by a professional.
By Lake Roofing Systems