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While stationed in Britain during WWII, a New Zealand industrialist noticed how the corrugated iron hangers and military structures roofed in steel were holding up to the rigors of the British climate. The service life was prolonged by the bitumen coating over the steel. He took the idea back to New Zealand and perfected it further by adding a layer of stone chips into the coating to create an even longer-lasting surface protection. His next step was to create simulated tile shapes in the metal instead of the traditional corrugated sheets. From this basic concept the stone coated steel tiles of today were born.
Today's stone coated steel panels incorporate the same basic ingredients, but with a new high tech flavor. Over the years companies have perfected the coating used and have incorporated state-of-the-art acrylic technology, which has been tested in parts of the world known for their severe UV climates.
Stone-coated steel panels come in many profiles that allow you to choose a product that best suits the architecture of your home. From the Metro tile profile with its graceful curves, the earthy wood tones of the Metro shake, or the eye-appealing low profile of the Metro shingle, you are able to find a match that best suits your needs. Stone-coated panels are available in a wide range of colors to complement your home's exterior.
Stone-coated steel panels not only look incredible on your home, but also give peace of mind to the homeowner by being fireproof, windproof, hail-proof, lightweight, and energy efficient. Stone-coated steel roofs are your greatest defense against the elements and come with a remarkable 50-year fully transferable warranty. Simply put, they are "Smart Roofs for Smart People".
Why Purchase a Metal Roofing System?
While a roofing system is typically only 10% of a buildings cost, it is responsible for standing up against 90% of the harsh elements Mother Nature throws at your home year after year. Roofing systems are in constant battle with pummeling hail, driving rain, tearing winds, piling snow, crushing heavy ice, blazing heat, and scalding sun. When you think about it, wouldn't you want a product that is going to withstand the test of time?
Metal roofing systems have proven themselves with a history of longevity and superior performance while offering raw beauty and character. A metal roofing system offers the best possible protection for what's underneath --- your home and family.
Today's metal roofs offer the following advantages:
- Metal roofs are lightweight--less than 1/2 the weight of asphalt and one 10th the weight of concrete.
- A metal roof won't rot, crack, crumble, split, break or burn.
- Metal roofs are made recycled metals such as zinc, copper, aluminum, but most commonly steel and are all 100 % recyclable.
- Metal roofs have coatings that prevent 75 to 80 percent of the sun's energy from being absorbed into the roof.
- A metal roof can reduce roof surface temperatures by 60 to 70 degrees.
- Metal roofs are available in a wide variety of styles and custom colors.
- Metal roofing is durable and virtually maintenance free.
- A metal roof increases any home or building's value.
Benefits of Using Metro Stone Coated Steel Roofing
There are many stone coated roofing products on the market today. CK Builders has researched them all, installed products from many of these manufacturers. It is our opinion that Metro Roofing Products is the industry leader in product quality and innovation. This is why CK Builders has chosen to become a distributor and factory trained installer for the Metro Roofing Line.
Metro Roofing Products are environmentally friendly. Made from steel, the most recycled product on earth today, Metro suppliers use state-of-the-art production facilities to ensure high quality, long-life steel goes into every roof they manufacture. By choosing a Metro Roofing System, homeowners will help to reduce the amount of asphalt shingles that will be disposed of landfills each year that currently exceeds 6.4 million tons of this petroleum based waste annually.
Increased Energy Efficiency
With the solar reflective qualities of steel and the increased R factor of dead air space between the panels and the roof deck, a Metro Roof System will help you save money on energy consumption in both summer and winter months. With energy costs rising each year, these savings can add up quickly.
If you live in an area that is prone to wild fires, a Metro Roofing System can bring some peace of mind knowing that falling embers from a nearby wildfire cannot burn through Metro's steel panels. The Metro steel panels are an excellent barrier between the hot burning embers and the combustible structure of your home.
Hail Yes! Metro Roofing systems are UL-Listed, carrying a Class-4 UL Impact Rating - the highest available for roofing products. Some insurance companies regionally provide discounts on annual premiums if you install a Class-4 Impact Resistant rated roof, be sure to check with your local insurance broker.
Metro roof systems tested to perform and withstand up to 150-mph winds. With a standard installation they are covered by a 120-mph wind warranty. This warranty will give you confidence in your roofing systems performance when the wind starts to howl.
Longevity and Beauty
Metro Roofing systems are built to have a lasting beauty and strength that will last a lifetime. Your roof will look beautiful for many years to come as it performs its duty in protecting your most valuable investment - your home.
Other Premium Roofing Products...
CK Builders seeks out manufactures that offer products with exceptional quality, lifetime or extended warrantees, and have a reputation for exceeded industry standards. We pride ourselves in bringing these products to our customers. Below is a list of other high quality and high performance roofing products for your home:
Continuous Metal Panel Roofing
Metal panel roofing has a wide variety of profiles, gauges, and colors as well as a multitude of metals available. As a home or business owner you have almost unlimited options to protect your investment. From Aluminum to Zinc, we've got your covered. If you are looking for an alternate form of metal for your roofing needs, give a call, we would love to give you some options.
Slate is a natural stone that comes in a wide range of colors and textures. Its appeal, as a building material, is derived from its ageless beauty and lasting quality. Natural stone, on a roof, enhances the structure as it blends with the surrounding landscape in its natural earth tones.
CK Builders uses only Vermont Slate, which is known for its beauty. It is often called the Sheltering Stone because of its unique properties of strength, durability, fire resistance, water resistance, and minimum maintenance.
Vermont Natural Slate Roofing colors, sizes and textures afford many architectural effects, contributing to the appearance and beauty of any building. If you are looking for an elegant product that will stand the test of time, give us a call. We would love to talk to you about the benefits of slate.
Premium Asphalt Shingle
At CK Builders asphalt shingle is not our first choice in a roofing product. This is for a number of reasons that include shorter life span, heavier weights, less environmentally sound, non-recyclable, decreased energy efficiency, etc. However, if you do choose this option, CK Builders will assist you in finding a product that will meet your particular needs and install your asphalt shingles in a manner that meets and exceeds industry standards.