Through careful research and testing, Gerard has developed 26-gauge steel panels that are able to stay intact under the pressure of intense impacts, such as from large hailstones or pieces of debris crashing into them. The strength and durability of these roofsis backed by a Class 4 impact rating and 2.5” hailstone warranty, allowing your family and insurance company to rest easily.
Do You Have Hail Damaged Roofing?
Hail damage may not initially cause a shingle roof to start leaking, but will cause functional damage which affects the remaining life of your shingles, and Homeowner insurance policies usually do not cover this. If you are a homeowner who has incurred hail damage to your roofing, consider replacing your roof with a Gerard metal roof - guaranteed to withstand hail as large as 2.5" in diameter.
What To Do After A Hailstorm
Log the Date and Time of the hailstorm - your insurance agent will need this information. If possible, immediately after the storm take photographs of the hailstones and any damaged property around the home. Photograph the largest hailstones next to a tape measure as the size of the hailstones is directly proportional to the potential for damage.
Fires are commonplace occurrences in arid and desert climates. Luckily for homeowners with this issue, Gerard’s non-combustible steel panels keep fire at bay. Their interlocking design does not allow dangerous wind-blown embers to ignite wooden roof understructures while their lightweight construction reduces the risk of roof collapse. Gerard’s roofing systems have the highest fire-resistance rating (Class A) to ensure the safety of your home, whether it’s part of an urban or rural landscape.
Because metal roofs do not burn, your home will be protected from neighboring fire-related mishaps that could otherwise turn into a homeowner’s worst nightmare. If a home with a Gerard roofing system is set ablaze, the metal roof will minimize the fire's spreading.