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Roofing Product Comparisions

Writer:Clare GuoDate:2016-07-18

With good antiseptic Al-zinc steel as base plate, high weather resistance acrylic resin as adhesive, and colored basalt stone chips as surface, Kingbeck stone coated metal roof tile has become the main choice of international roof system.


Roofing  Product Comparisons
Protection /Benefits Stone Coated Metal Roof Tile Concrete & Clay Tile Fiber Cement
Weight Lightest 
1.25 - 1.5 lbs./sq.ft. Avg. Roof: 3,700 to 4,500 lbs.
6 - 15 lbs./sq.ft. Avg. Roof: 18,000 to 45,000 lbs. 6 lbs./sq.ft. Avg. Roof: 18,000 lbs.
Fire Class A Rated Material Class A Rated Material Class A Rated Material
Wind Warranty 120 mph Wind Warranty Wind damage not covered 75 mph Wind Warranty
Resistant Impact Resistant UL2218
Class 4 Impact Resistant
· Qualifies for insurance
· Warranted against hail penetration
Cracks very easily, hail can cause severe damage. Class 4
Snow / Ice Freeze/Thaw
Not waterproof, when wet can absorb 15% of weight in water. Freeze/Thaw Resistant
Earthquake Lightweight + Added Shear Strength Heaviest weight with no added shear strength. Moderate weight with no added shear strength.
Warranty Lifetime Limited Warranty 25 - 50 Year Limited Warranty 50 - Year Limited Warranty
Environmental Impact Low Impact
· Often no tear-off needed
· Recycled material
· End of life recyclability
High Impact
· High embodied energy
· Tear-off is required
· Limited recycling use
Moderate Impact
·  Not virgin material
·  Tear-off is required
·  Limited recycling use
Required Maintenance Low Moderate to High (broken tiles) Moderate to High (broken tiles)
Life Cycle Costs Low Life Cycle Costs
· Long Use Cycle
· Lifespan is 2 - 3 times longer than other roofing products
High Costs Lifespan is 20 - 50 years High Costs Lifespan is 25 - 40 years