Metro Roman Tile Roof

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METRO ROMAN TILE™

Graceful beauty that captures the spirit & strength of the Empire.

Metro Roman Tile Roofs create the timeless look of True Mediterranean Tile without the excessive weight. Metro’s advanced coating technology and unique design has revolutionized the stone coated steel roofing industry. At only 1.5lbs/sq. ft. it’s one of the lightest roofing tiles on the market today. And with a heart of steel, coated by an advanced stone granule coating, it offers the best protection available for your home. Its patented design allows for a secure fit to any architectural style.Metro’s advanced roof coating technology and unique roof design eliminates the costly wood battens allowing for faster install times.

A Roman Tile roof 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.

Below are a select handful of the Metro tile roofs we have installed in and around Orange County, LA County, Riverside & the Southern California area. We encourage you to view our customer address database for your area so you can drive by one or more of our roofing installations and see firsthand how well stone-coated steel roofing looks in person, as colors may appear varied based on the time of day and lighting at the time the roofing photos were taken.

Western Roofing Systems has been awarded the “Top Roofing Contractor” award by Metro Roof Products consecutively since the year 2000! Let us put our knowledge and expertise to work for you!

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Metro Shake Roofs are available in the following colors below. Metro’s technical innovation and commitment to quality starts with the computerized stone-chip grading & blending process. Metro uses a finer, higher quality, Non-Oiled natural granite stone chip, which provides one of the tightest industry stone-coating matrixes available. The finished result is a stone-coated steel panel roof product that carries a long-life, weather-proof warranty. With a Metro roof overhead, your home will be ready to withstand natures toughest challenges.

Always select a color from a Metro stone-coated steel sample or panel, as printed colors may vary. Colors are either solid or flashed to provide a variegated non-patterned appearance. Metro colors are available in either Standard, Premium, or Special color categories, depending on the panel profile chosen. Ask your roof consultant to see a sample full-sized panel at your roof consultation.

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More information on stone-coated steel metal roofing:

An increasingly popular alternative to traditional roofing materials, stone-coated steel metal roofs are highly durable and require little to no maintenance. Better yet, metal can be applied over old shingles, making it easier and less expensive to install. If you need to replace your roof, maybe sooner than you expected, it could be from the less than adequate materials that were previously used. Steel is a sustainable building material, with unparalleled ability to withstand snow and ice, sun and fire, hail and wind. Not being susceptible to damaging effects of nature, stone-coated steel roofing can last a lifetime.

One of the reasons for the growing popularity of stone–coated steel roofs, is the wide variety of styles and designs available to homeowners who are looking to add some curb appeal to their home. Advanced technology makes it possible to imitate the premium look of clay, slate or shingle so closely, that it is nearly impossible to discern that it is actually made of metal. Panels of stone–coated steel roofs are formed into three profiles: shake, tile and shingle. In recent years, new tile designs that mirror the highly desirable look of Mediterranean clay tile have also become available to homeowners. A huge advantage of a stone-coated steel roof is that it will continue looking fresh and new for many years to come without requiring any additional maintenance.

ADVANTAGES:

  • Will outlast most other types of roofing and withstand most anything nature can throw at your roof.
  • Is not only lightweight and strong, it is energy efficient because it is solar reflective.
  • Helps to keep your house cooler during the summer, contributing to a greener earth by using less energy and saving you money.
  • Does not need frequent roof repairs and costly replacements that are associated with many other roofing materials, saving even more for your pocketbook.
  • Is completely recyclable and can be installed directly over those asphalt shingles you probably have now, reducing the amount of shingles in landfills.
  • Will not split, dry, rot, crack, or become home for insects, nor will it mold or mildew, curl, or support moss and fungus.
  • Does not rust, making this type of roofing ideal for coastal environments.
  • Is malleable and available in a wide variety of detailed designs and a wider variety of colors, creating a functional and attractive roof for your home.

CONS:

  • Stone-coated steel roofing costs slightly more than other types of roofing materials.

Durability:
Metal is an extremely durable building material, and therefore a great choice for roofing. Stone-coated steel roofs often come with a lifetime warranty. Unlike other roofing materials, a stone–coated steel roof offers superior durability: it will not break, curl, split, crack, warp, or absorb water. The interlocking design of the roof panels, makes it resistant to heavy rain, freeze/thaw cycles, snow and wind uplift. A stone–coated steel roofing system has been successfully tested against wind speeds over 120 MPH, and 8.8 inches of rain per hour. The durability of a stone-coated roof will remain consistent over time, offering superior protection for years to come.

A stone–coated steel roof is designed to protect your home even in time of major calamities such as hail, fire, and earthquakes. Because the roof is made of steel, it is none-combustible and will not catch on fire. Furthermore, the roof’s interlocking fastening system prevents the panels from lifting and allowing blowing embers to ignite the roof deck.
As for hail resistance, independent tests demonstrate that stone–coated steel roofs can withstand simulated hailstones as large as 3 inches in diameter. Comparatively, other roofing materials that were tested under the same conditions, such as lightweight concrete, concrete tile, clay tile, composition asphalt shingles, and medium cedar shakes suffered major damage.

Steel is known for its strength and ability to withstand earthquakes. A stone–coated steel roof’s panels add structural strength to the roof. Moreover, the roof’s lightweight reduces the threat of collapse, highly probable during an earthquake. A survey of roofs after the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake discovered only minor damage to 2 of the 15 homes that had stone-coated steel roofs. On the other hand, more than half of the concrete and clay tile roofs were found to have suffered severe damage.

How heavy is a stone-coated steel roof?
A stone – coated steel roof is incredibly lightweight, weighing as little as 1.5 pounds per square foot, whereas alternative roofing products can weigh as much as 10 pounds per square foot. Lightweight means that you can install a stone–coated steel roof over most existing roofs, eliminating the cost, time and effort associated with a messy tear-off of an old roof.
Moreover, stone–coated steel roof’s lightweight will ease the structural burden on your home. The heavy weight of most roofs puts more stress on framing and trusses. This contributes to settling and leads to cracks on walls and ceilings, which in turn require costly maintenance and repairs. You will not need to deal with any of these issues once you install a stone–coated steel roof.

Adds to your home’s resale value.
In the event you ever choose to sell your home, having a stone–coated steel roof will not only increase the resale value of your home, it will also be highly appealing to prospective buyers. Roofs are one of the major sticking points that can make or brake a home sale; a stone–coated steel roof’s elegant look, durability and longevity will be highly advantageous in sealing the deal.

Why are metal roofs considered to be more energy efficient than other roofing materials?
Metal minimizes the heat gain from the sun’s radiant heat to keep homes cooler in the summer months. In addition, metal roofs often utilize the dead-air space between the metal and roof deck to increase the overall energy efficiency. If you are an environmentally–conscious homeowner, you will love a stone–coated steel roof. Steel is one of the few truly green building materials on the market, because it is 100% recyclable. Steel roofing systems can be recycled an infinite number of times without degradation. Furthermore, because you can install a stone–coated steel roof over your existing roof, you will not be adding more construction waste to our over-burdened landfills.

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