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Posted by McElroy Metal ● Mar 29, 2019 7:00 AM

Simulated Spanish Tile Metal Roofing

Simulated Spanish tile metal roofing allows home and building owners to capture all of the benefits of a metal roof like longevity, wind and fire resistance, and energy efficiency while maintaining the classic look of ceramic tile.

Ceramic Tile vs. Simulated Spanish Tile Metal Roofing

mettilecabin-sizedAuthentic ceramic tile has a couple of downsides that can make it less than ideal. First, when installing a ceramic tile roof the installation of the individual tiles can be time-consuming. Also, each of the tiles weighs significantly more than other roofing materials. Ceramic tiles are inherently heavy which can mean increased transportation costs when installing a ceramic tile roof.

A simulated Spanish tile metal roofing solution, on the other hand, not only has all of the benefits of a metal roof it also addresses these issues.

First, a system like Met-Tile is a panelized roofing system. This means that rather than individual pieces Met-Tile comes as panels that are shaped to mimic individual tiles. Installing a panelized system like this takes a fraction of the time required by the installation of real ceramic tiles. In fact, a single Met-Tile panel can cover as much area as 80 individual ceramic tiles.

Montana Railway DepotAnd when it comes to weight, Met-Tile is manufactured from 26-gauge steel and is a fraction of the weight of ceramic tile. This means lower transportation costs, but it also is a benefit in high wind prone areas.

In high wind situations, like hurricanes, ceramic tiles often become high-velocity projectiles causing property damage to neighboring structures. This isn’t an issue for Met-Tile because it weighs less, is not made up of individual pieces, and is installed in such a way as to be highly wind resistant.


We’ve already discussed some of the features and characteristics of Met-Tile, our simulated Spanish tile metal roofing, but this style of metal roofing really is a high performing roofing option.met-tile_BLUE_HRResized

Ideal for both commercial and residential applications, Met-Tile features a stucco embossed galvalume substrate with a wide selection of low gloss, fade, and chalk resistant PVDF (Kynar 500) coating colors. It’s easy to find a Met-Tile style to fit your buildings needs and aesthetic.

Met-Tile is a lightweight, energy efficient, and aesthetically attractive roofing solution equally well-suited for new or retrofit projects. Met-Tile also offers a fire rating of Class A and Class C for new construction, depending on the substrate selected. The Florida Building Code is FBC #17905.1.

Learn More

There are many roofing options available to building owners. In fact, our eBook,  Need a New Roof? How Building Owners Reduce Cost with a Metal Roof was written specifically to help building owners understand the options available to them. Follow the link below to download your copy of the Need a New Roof eBook and learn more about your roofing option.

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About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The employee-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., and has 14 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. As a preferred service provider, these values will continue to be at the forefront of McElroy Metal’s model along with a strong focus on the customer.

Topics: Metal Roofing, Specialty Roofing, Commercial, Residential, Met-Tile

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