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Roofing Comparison Chart

Protection and Benefits RoofKO Stone Coated Metal Roofing Concrete Tile and Shakes Fiber-Cement Tile and Shakes Architectural Composition Shingles Wood Shakes
WEIGHT

EXCELLENT
147 lbs per square 
(Compeditors Advertise 132 - 140 lbs per square)

POOR
900-1500 lbs per square
FAIR
600 lbs per square
FAIR
300-400 lbs per square
FAIR
300-500 lbs
FIRE EXCELLENT
Class A Fire Resistance
(metal does not burn)
POOR
Roofs Collapse from Weight
POOR
Majority are Class C Rated
FAIR POOR
Wood Burns
WIND EXCELLENT
120 Wind Resistance
POOR
Special Installation Required
POOR
Typically No Wind
Warranties Offered
POOR
Most Warranties Void After 5 Years
POOR
No Wind Rating
HAIL EXCELLENT
2.5" Hail Resistance
FAIR
Crack & Break
GOOD POOR POOR
SNOW & ICE EXCELLENT
Interlocking Design Protects Against Ice Damage. Acrylic Resin Bonds Granuals. Raised Profile Protects Against Ice Damming
POOR
Breaks from Freeze/Thaw
FAIR
Breaks from
Freeze/Thaw
POOR
Ice Removes Protective Granules
GOOD
EARTHQUAKES EXCELLENT
Lightweight, Interlocking, and Sheer Strength
POOR GOOD Good GOOD
WARRANTY EXCELLENT
Limited Lifetime, Non-Prorated
GOOD
No Appearance Warranty
FAIR
No Warranty
for Color Fade
FAIR
Pro-Rated Warranty
POOR
No Warranty
ENERGY EFFICIENT EXCELLENT
Dead Air Space Provides Insulation; Material is Recyclable
FAIR FAIR POOR FAIR