Natural Metal Roofing or Stone-Coated Metal Roofing
Choosing Your New Metal Roof: Is One Better than the Other?
The introduction of stone-coated metal roofs has largely eliminated the concern of metal roofing not being aesthetically appealing. The stone-coated metal we carry provides your home with a metal roof that is capable of simulating the look of traditional shingles without sacrificing strength and durability. You can now have the beauty of tile, wooden shake, or asphalt while keeping the strength of metal. The beauty of natural stone-coated metal has made it more popular than natural metal but there’s still quite a few homeowners who don’t know the difference between the two. Fortunately, the experts at Community Builders of Little Rock can help you learn the difference and appreciate the true beauty of each metal roofing type.
The Beauty of Natural Metal
Typically, when homeowners think of accenting the architectural beauty of their house, metal roofing is the furthest thing from their minds. This can mostly be attributed to the fact that metal has a somewhat industrious look. However, metal roofing has been around for several hundred years and was predominantly used on buildings of high prestige. Copper roofing is a primary example of this as it can be seen on notable structures like the Berlin Cathedral Church and the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. Though copper is one of the more expensive roofing materials, there are metals such as steel, tin, and aluminum that are more agreeable in pricing due to their availability.
The beauty that natural metal provides is often overlooked in favor of the more traditional stylings that natural-stone coated metal has to offer. However, for truer architectural beauty, natural metal is a must since its counterpart lacks the definition of patina. A patina coating is something that’s formed over time by a slow chemical reaction that occurs with metal materials. This layer of patina helps protect the base of the metal from weathering and corrosion. This is especially prevalent with more precious metals such as copper and bronze. For metals like steel, special sealants can be applied to halt the chemical reaction and preserve the natural beauty patina provides.
Stone-Coating Making its Mark
Stone-coated metal roofs have helped metal roofing gain traction due to their ability to simulate the look of traditional residential roofing materials. The combination of traditional beauty and metal durability makes it hard to resist their allure. That’s why Community Builders of Little Rock proudly carries stone-coated metal roofing from Energy-Loc. We also carry natural metal roofing options for Little Rock homeowners that prefer a more illustrious look. For more details about these two wonderful metal roofing styles, contact us for your free consultation.