ProVia Metal Barrel Tile: Style and Substance

ProVia Metal Barrel Tile Roofing combines the classic beauty of clay tile with the performance and easy maintenance of steel.

September 8, 2023

3 Min Read
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Stylish Metal That Proves its Mettle

Clay tile roofing is synonymous with old-world Mediterranean and Mission-style architecture. Commonly known as Spanish clay tile due to its prevalence in warmer climates like Latin America, this style brings out the architectural beauty of a complicated roofline and adds visual interest to a simple bungalow. With its classic elegance and long history, Spanish clay tile remains a popular choice in the southwestern and coastal regions of the United States.

But as roofing contractors know, clay tile can present challenges for homeowners and installers. It’s typically at least two to three times more expensive than asphalt siding – a major concern for many homeowners. The interlocking tiles are heavy and require additional structural support. It’s not recommended for all roof slopes: clay tile is suitable on roofs with a pitch of 4:12 or greater. And although clay is environmentally friendly and long-lasting, it becomes brittle and can be easily damaged. 

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Remodelers, builders and architects can now offer homeowners the stylish look of authentic Spanish clay tile and the strength and longevity of metal. ProVia Metal Barrel Tile Roofing combines the classic beauty and distinct character of clay tile, with the performance and easy maintenance of steel. ProVia Barrel Tile offers substantial advantages for dealers and installers who want to make the switch from clay tile, and for contractors who’d like to elevate their product offering from asphalt shingles. 

  • 26-gauge steel, galvanized on both sides

  • G90 steel core with zinc phosphate anti-corrosive coating both sides

  • Engineered to withstand 130-mph winds

  • Class 4 impact rating and Class A fire rating

  • Resistant to damage from hail and wind-borne debris

  • Lighter weight than clay tiles; no need for additional structural support

  • Easier installation process than clay tiles

  • Uses tongue-and-groove attachment and hidden fasteners for a cleaner look

  • GalvaTec™ coating protects against mold, mildew, and UV rays

  • Tri-Pigment Reflective Technology® reflects 70% of solar heat, reducing energy costs

  • 50+ year lifespan and backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty with unlimited transfers

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Distinct and Durable

The cascading barrel profile of ProVia Metal Barrel Tile offers elegant curb appeal and old-world charm, and the colors – Terracotta, Mocha, Auburn, and Jade – complement the earthy hues of traditional Mission-style, Mediterranean, desert, and coastal architectural design. A Kynar™ 500 ceramic pigmented finish provides a low-sheen, matte appearance, and the hardened, resin-based finish system protects against dirt, mildew, and algae without the material degradation common to granular and porous roofing materials like asphalt, slate, and cedar shake. A tongue-and-groove attachment system and hidden fasteners provide a clean, seamless appearance, devoid of clunky screws and bolts. But this roof is not just good-looking – it stands up to extreme winds, heavy rain, hail, and intense sunlight. It’s a smart investment for homeowners who want substance, not just style.

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More Profit Per Square

ProVia Metal Roofing is also more profitable per square than asphalt roofing. It’s a premium metal roof system that elevates your product offering and provides more profit per job. The competition for asphalt shingle jobs typically results in smaller profit margins; with ProVia metal roofing, you’ll have a unique, upscale product that ensures higher revenue. It’s a smart ROI for your business, and it boosts your bottom line as well.


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