Rustic Shingle

rustic-aluminum-shingle3If it’s time to install a new roof, consider Rustic Shingle, a decorative metal roofing that has the appearance of shingles or shakes, but with a much longer lifespan.

If you like the appearance of shakes or shingles, but don’t like the amount you have to replace after every hurricane season, it may be time to look at a different approach with the same aesthetic. Rustic Shingle is an aluminum-based metal roofing that is customizable, durable, and green.

Color

With a variety of colors available to match any exterior, this decorative metal roofing is held in place with concealed metal fasteners, offering a realistic wood grain finish. The Rustic Shingle will not rust, crack, or rot and resists streaking or staining. You can select from colors to coordinate with your home’s appearance, match approved colors for your neighborhood, or try something truly unique to make your home stand out.

Durability

Rustic Shingle has been tested under UL580 uplift tests, simulating hurricane level winds of up to 200 miles per hour, as well as under UL2218 Class IV for impact resistance. It passed both tests with flying colors, proving itself as a product that will protect your home for years to come. Additionally, Rustic Shingle is fire-resistant, and has the ability to protect your home from wildfires and chimney embers.

This decorative metal roofing also sheds snow and ice, in addition to the heavy rainfall that is so common to the Jacksonville area. It has excellent impact resistance, holding up well even under hail. These shingles also do not absorb water and become cracked, mildewed, rotted or insect-infested as traditional shakes do, nor do they rip free in heavy winds, as asphalt shingles tend to do.

Sustainability

The manufacturer is an Energy Star partner, producing Rustic Shingle from 95% post-consumer waste aluminum, creating a roofing that is both lightweight and strong. The roofing can be installed over existing roofing, minimizing landfill waste impacts. What’s more, because of the highly reflective coatings and aluminum’s inherent high emissivity, you are likely to see a drop in your energy bill of up to 25%.

Warranty

Rustic Shingle comes with a limited lifetime warranty, one that is considered to be the most comprehensive limited lifetime warranty available in the industry. The roofing itself carries a 40-year transferable warranty against peeling, chipping, cracking, bubbling, blistering, rusting, splitting, flaking or burning, a great point to emphasize when selling your home down the road. The paint system used also carries a separate 30-year warranty, guaranteeing that your color will not chalk or fade.