A stone – coated steel roof is designed to protect your home even in times of major calamities such as hail, fire, and earthquakes. Because the roof is made of steel, it is non-combustible and will not catch on fire.
Furthermore, the roof’s interlocking fastening system prevents the panels from lifting and allowing blowing embers to ignite the roof deck.
As for hail resistance, independent tests demonstrate that stone – coated steel roofs can withstand simulated hailstones as large as 3 inches in diameter.
Comparatively, other roofing materials that were tested under the same conditions, such as lightweight concrete, concrete tile, clay tile, composition asphalt shingles, and medium cedar shakes suffered major damage.
In the event you ever choose to sell your home, having a stone – coated steel roof will not only increase the resale value of your home, it will also be highly appealing to prospective buyers.