Clay roofing tiles typical of Mediterranean-style homes get a material upgrade, via Metro Roofs, to lightweight stone granule-coated steel. The scalloped roofing panels come in 18 colors (like Mission Gold and Terracotta) that, unlike their clay counterparts, can be safely walked upon.
The weight of slate tile can mean additional engineering is necessary when applying the material to roofs. Slate-look metal roofing from Interlock Roofing is much lighter, making it easier to install. It also has a patented Alunar coating system embedded with a Teflon surface protector for durability.
Coated steel roofing from Kasselwood is made to look like wood shakes (without the frequent maintenance needs of real wood). Ten colors—Copper Penny, Aged Cedar, Evergreen and Black Onyx among them—offer variety. As a bonus to environmentalists, the roofing is made from 30% recycled materials, and it’s recyclable at the end of its lifetime.
On vertical standing-seam roofs, an attachment flange covers the adjacent panel, making for a clean look and ensuring protection from inclement weather. Fabral offers a classic-style metal roof with narrow seams, perfect for a range of home styles, from traditional to modern, and designed for longevity against rain, snow, and wind.
Metal shingle-style roofing from Interlock is crafted to resemble thin-cut wood shingles. Available in nine colors, the product comes in a heavy grain texture with durable coating. Each shingle has an interlocking edge on all four sides and is nailed to the roof surface, promising superior protection.
Get the help you need for the home you want—sign up for the Bob Vila newsletter today!