Metal shingles can be made to resemble wood shakes, tile, and slate. Most are painted or coated steel or aluminum shingles that are pressed or formed into realistic shapes and are amazingly convincing in their appearance. To reduce any tell-tale sheen, they are texture layered and given a granulated stone topcoat.
The tile and slate look-a-likes are very difficult to distinguish from the real thing after installation. Metal shingles are fast approaching the most popular status in roofing products today, as they are maintenance free and do the complete job of keeping the weather out and comfort in, thus saving on energy costs. They are also environment friendly with great curb appeal.