Metal Roofing Vs Stone Coated Metal Roofing

Stone coated metal roofing continues to grow in popularity due to its durability when compared to roofing materials such as asphalt and wood. Yet, stone coated metal roofing often leaves behind stone granules that can accumulate in your gutters over time. In contrast, metal roofing uses a thermal fusing process to prevent particles from damaging your home.

Due to their similar makeup, the differences between metal roofing vs stone coated metal roofing can be difficult to understand. Make a solid choice by using our metal vs stone coated metal roofing comparison chart below.

Feature EDCO Metal Roofing Stone Coated Metal Roofing
Moisture
  • Does not absorb moisture
  • Over time moisture can lead to the stone coat washing off and depositing in gutters
Appearance
  • Weathered shake or slate look
  • Variation in appearance common.
  • Can curl and crack with varying temperatures
Warranty
  • 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
Installation
  • 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
Sustainability
  • Manufactured with at least 25% recycled steel
  • 100% recyclable
  • End of life recyclability
Weight
  • Approx. 45 lbs per 100 sq. feet
  • Approx. 150 lbs per 100 sq. feet
Durability
  • 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
Maintenance
  • Little to no maintenance required
  • Little or no maintenance required.
  • Easily repaired.