Metal Roofing Vs Stone Coated Metal Roofing

Metal roofing continues to grow in popularity due to its durability when compared to roofing materials such as asphalt and wood. Some metal roofing products are stone-coated which looks more like traditional asphalt roofing. Over time, those granules wear off and can accumulate in your gutters. In contrast, EDCO’s Infiniti metal roofing uses a thermal fusing process which prevents particles from wearing off and collecting in your gutters.

The difference between EDCO’s metal roofing and stone-coated metal roofing can be difficult to understand. The chart below will help provide you with the information you need to make the best choice for your home or business.

Feature EDCO Metal Roofing Stone Coated Metal Roofing
  • Does not absorb moisture
  • Over time moisture can lead to the stone coat washing off and depositing in gutters
  • Weathered shake or slate look
  • Variation in appearance common.
  • Can curl and crack with varying temperatures
  • Lifetime non-prorated limited warranty that is transferable
  • 30 to 40-year fade warranty (depending on the roofing product)
  • Limited lifetime warranty. Pro-rated after 20 years
Fire Resistance
  • Class A fire rating can be achieved when installed with a fire rated underlayment
  • Non-combustible Class A fire rated material
  • Easy to install
  • Lightweight
  • Interlocking panels for maximum wind resistance
  • Can walk on the metal shingles without damaging the panels
  • No rollover capability
  • Exposed fastening
  • Specialty tools required for cutting
  • Manufactured with at least 25% recycled steel
  • 100% recyclable
  • End of life recyclability
  • Approx. 45 lbs per 100 sq. feet
  • Approx. 150 lbs per 100 sq. feet
  • Easily acclimates to any weather condition and will not chip, crack or peel
  • UL Class 4 Impact Rating, the highest impact rating available
  • Resistant to mold and mildew growth
  • Can help prevent snow and ice from accumulating which means Ice dams are unable to form
  • Class 4 Impact Rating for hail and impact resistance
Wind Resistance
  • Withstands wind speeds up to 160 mph
  • Can withstand wind speeds up to 120 mph
Hail and Fade Protection
  • 30 to 40-year fade warranty (depending on the roofing product)
  • Lifetime hail protection
  • Hail protection first 20 years and then prorated
  • Little to no maintenance required
  • Little or no maintenance required.
  • Easily repaired.