The biggest advantage to the direct-to-deck installation method is a slightly reduced installation cost and time savings of installing the wooden battens). Our Direct-to-Deck installation method is approved under Miami Dade wind code so you can be sure your roof will stand up to hurricane force conditions.
Gerard offers three direct-to-deck metal roofing profiles to choose from, all of which are designed to beautify and protect your property.
The draw back to this installation method is the reduced amount of air / ventilation space between tile and roof deck when compared to our standard batten or counter-batten installation methods. As with any building or roofing product, Gerard stone coated metal roofing is only as good as the installation. It is for this reason that Gerard roofing offers extensive hands on training programs, installation guides as well as installation videos and DVD’s (in English & Spanish). For a downloadable copy of our Direct-to-Deck (battenless installation) method, please download the below PDF.