When it comes to metal roofing, there are two main options to consider: Stone Coated or Smooth. While the two are very different, the question of which one is better is somewhat personal and aesthetic. So it really depends on you!

So which to choose? The natural look of a stone coated roof, or the sleek and dramatic look of a smooth metal?

Below is a comparison between the two options to help you make your decision.

And of course, if you have any questions whatsoever, please CONTACT US.

Slate Plus Charcoal
Slate Plus Charcoal
DaVinci Brick
Slate Plus 3 Tone Silver Grey

USUALLY MORE EXPENSIVE

Stone Coated Metal has a much more advanced manufacturing process, which makes this a little more expensive than the Smooth Metal Options.

COARSE, STONE COATED FINISH

Available in a variety of colors.

TRADITIONALLY MORE RESIDENTIAL

Since the stone coated products are made to resemble asphalt shingles, they are more common for residential homes.

FAIRLY SILENT

The stone coating deadens sounds like rainfall and hail.

USUALLY DOESN'T REQUIRE SNOW GUARDS

The stone coating creates a grip that prevents sheets of snow from sliding off the roof.

CAN POSSIBLY ACCUMULATE DIRT OVER TIME

While dirt can possibly accumulate over time, it can easily be power washed off.

Slate Plus Galvalume
Metstar Slate Plus Smooth Mixed Brown
Eco Tile
Slate Plus Galvalume

STONE COATED METAL

SMOOTH METAL

USUALLY LESS EXPENSIVE

Smooth Metal's manufacturing process does not contain extra layers of stone coating, making the smooth products more economical.

SHINY, SMOOTH FINISH

Can be painted or the mill finished galvalume steel.

TRADITIONALLY MORE COMMERCIAL

While smooth options are more popular for commercial property, profiles like the Slate Plus have become more popular for homes. 

CAN BE NOISY

Depending on the building, sounds of rain and hail may be heard.

OFTEN REQUIRE SNOW GUARDS

Often require snow or ice guards to prevent snow from sliding off the roof.

STAYS FAIRLY CLEAR WITH LOW MAINTENANCE

The smooth finish stays fairly clean and requires low maintenance.

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