Stone-coated steel was developed in New Zealand over 50-years ago and even today this market as well as others in the Pacific Rim use very little solid sheathing (Plywood or OSB sheathing) across the roof deck. This, unique construction practice enabled stone-coated steel panels to gain strong market share as they were easily mounted on “Battens” (usually 2'X2' wood strips) that spanned the rafters and provided front and back fastening points for each stone-coated steel panel. As these types of products were introduced to North America the 'batten' application was modified to accommodate applications over existing roofs such as Asphalt or wood shingles and even wood shakes. In these installations a batten grid consisting of '1X4 Counter-battens' (running vertically as a support batten) and '2X2 battens horizontally across for the stone-coated steel panels to be fastened to. Metro developed “Direct-to-Roof-Deck” installation methods using its existing designs and after extensive testing concluded the 'batten-less' application over solid sheathed roof decks provided exceptional wind uplift performance, just what the market needed to ensure protection against Florida and other gulf state's hurricane prone areas.
Whether a roof is installed on battens or batten-less really depends on the climate & roof design. To explain why climate has a bearing on the application method and in some areas roofs need to withstand winds of up to 150-mph. In this case Metro has proven in numerous scientific tests at independent Laboratories (Underwriters Laboratories, UL) that the highest performing wind uplift system is a Batten-Less install method which uses two fasteners in an 'X' pattern.In Minnesota hail is a concern (All Stone coated metal shingles are Class-4 Impact rated) and that will give you a discount with your homeowners insurance.
Beechwood-25 (Dark Accent)
Birch-II-31 Dark Accent)
Blue (Dark Accent)
Cedar (Light Accent)
Charcoal (Solid Color)
Sage Green-50 (Dark Accent)
Shadow Wood-51 (Dark Accent)
Terra Cotta Light Accent)
Walnut (Dark Accent)
Weather Slate (Dark Accent)
Oak-47-ES* (Energy Star) Dark Accent)
Pearl White-70-ES* (Energy Star) (Solid Color)
Driftwood (Energy Star) (Light Accent)
Mission Gold (Energy Star) (Light Accent)
Aspen (Energy Star) (Dark Accent)
Mission Red (Solid Color)
Weathered Timber (Dark Accent)
MetroTILE™ resists cracking and the harshest wind or weather which equals unparralled good looks combined with peace of mind for many years to come.
With six amazing colors to choose from, MetroTILE™ will provide the style and satisfaction you could only wish for with standard tile roofs.
MetroSHINGLE™ roofing panels provide the cleanest roof lines with the incredible strength of modern stone-coated steel. Traditional shingle roofing can weather and separate after a few years and are vulnerable to high winds. Incredibly strong, MetroSHINGLE™ will easily outlast and outperform standard shingle roofs and are backed by a 50 year material warranty. That means total security for your home or business from the top down.
MetroSHINGLE™ panels come in a choice of six great colors that will enhance the appearance and durability of your home.
Metro ROMAN-TILE™ allows you to choose the look that’s right for your home and it won’t curl, break or burn and is virtually maintenance free. The blending of Stone on Steel creates a tough barrier against the elements, offering long-life performance that creates the perfect protector for your home - Metro ROMAN-TILE™.
The batten-less alternative eliminates costly wood battens and allows faster installation times. Each panel is forged with deep wood grain impressions creating an exceptionally strong, secure steel roof covering for any architectural style. All Metro products provide heavy-duty warranty performance, from 120 m.p.h. winds to hail impact and fire resistance.
MetroSHAKE™ is finished with an attractive stone coating and embedded in a UV resistant
acrylic polymer for a lasting bond to Zincalume® steel. They are designed to be Secure, Maintenance Free, Attractive, Reliable and made with Top Quality materials.
“Elegant” and “long-lasting” are equally important characteristics when choosing a roof to protect your most prized investment—your home. In fact, a DECRA roof may be the last roof you ever need. The strength and durability of a stone coated steel roof is combined with the versatile good looks of a tile, shake or shingle exterior to give you the widest possible selection. A DECRA Roofing System is durable and will offer richness and beauty to enhance your home’s appearance.
Decra organic roofing is manufactured using the finest lightweight zinc/aluminum alloy coated steel, covered with 3M ceramic coated stone granules and sealed with our exclusive polymer coating, Decra Roofing Systems are the most beautiful, durable and trouble-free roofs available today.
Interlocking panels provide weather-tight barrier
Firestone UNA-CLAD Metal offers a variety of sustainable, dependable and environmentally friendly roofing system options.
Available in a wide range of applied finishes and materials, UNA-CLAD metal allows for maximum design freedom while its Firestone Red Shield Warranty coverage provides long-term peace-of-mind.
Image II specifications
|PRODUCT||WGT. PER SQ. (1-Sq. = 100 Sq.ft)|
|Steel Roofing||125 lbs.|
|Standard (3-Tab) Asphalt Shingles||190 - 215 lbs.|
|Wood Shake/Shingle*||250 - 300 lbs.*|
|Heavy Weight Laminated Asphalt Shingles||290 - 430 lbs.|
|Clay / Tiles*||900 - 1200 lbs.*|