In 1980, Classic Metal Roofing Systems purchased its first two products from Kaiser Aluminum in Toledo, Ohio-Rustic Shingle and Rough Shake. Rustic immediately became the company’s flagship product and has been ever since. After 60 years of existence and 40 years with Classic, Rustic Shingle has been proven on over 100,000,000 square feet of roofing around the world. It is quite likely residential roofing’s most proven and longest-running product.
Homeowners who choose traditional roofing materials such as shingles or wood shakes always face the inevitable reality that one day those products will split, rot, and mold. Rustic Shingle allows you to enjoy the beautiful aesthetics as unique as your home without compromising the integrity of your roof. Rustic Shingle’s combination of distinctive looks and indisputable benefits creates a roof system that will protect your home from all of life’s challenges – whether a severe windstorm or rising energy costs.
Many metal roofs have what are called “exposed” or “through” fasteners, meaning the heads of the screws are visible on the roof. Even though the screws have neoprene washers and cap heads, there are still actually thousands of holes through the roof’s surface. As the metal panels expand and contract with temperature changes, the metal pulls against each fastener, and the holes around the fasteners become even larger. Eventually, the fasteners loosen over time, threatening the roof’s wind resistance and creating a risk of leaks around the enlarged, exposed fastener holes.
Rustic Shingle, by comparison, has concealed fasteners. Installed similarly to standard shingles, each successive layer of roofing covers the fasteners that secure the previous layer. The four-way interlock between the panels holds them securely one to the next while allowing for the metal’s natural thermal expansion and contraction with no pulling or fatigue of the fasteners. Rustic Shingle roof fasteners are invisible and do not loosen or lead to leaks over time, protecting your home from rain, snow, sleet, and wind.
You have invested heavily in your home. For most of us, it is our largest single investment. Our mission includes manufacturing products worthy of your home—products with unmatched quality, benefits, and beauty. Rustic Shingle is a lifetime roofing system of the highest quality and design. Our Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000® PVDF resin-based finishes are guaranteed to resist fade and chalk. The four-way interlocking panels will withstand hurricane strength winds and hail. And because of aluminum’s high emissivity and our highly reflective coatings, Rustic Shingle can save you up to 25% on your energy bills for the rest of your lives—hard earned money that could be much better spent.
Every Classic Metal Roof is engineered to the highest standards of quality and performance and we are committed to conducting business to the highest standards of excellence.