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BARREL VAULT Metal Roof Tile

Barrel Vault Roofing — Looks And Performance That Last!

Want upscale looks without the downsides of traditional clay or concrete tile’s excessive weight and related woes? Check out our Barrel Vault Roofing profile. These roofing tiles blend exquisite beauty with energy savings and minimal repair and replacement costs. Best of all, they’ll keep their stunning looks for years to come, while delivering metal roofing’s legendary ruggedness and longevity.  

Far More Durable Than Cement Or Clay Spanish Roof Tiles

Clay tile roof life expectancy is far lower than a Gerard stone coated metal roof, which designed and built to withstand the harshest of elements for a minimum of 50 years guaranteed! Our metal roofing is made from 3/16 galvalume coated steel - the most workable and durable metal roofing material available.

Clay and concrete roof tiles are very heavy and are prone to cracking, and absorbing moisture which further increases their weight, and their tendency to grow unsightly algae, fungus and mold which has to be cleaned. Traditional spanish tile roof repair is  Our dimensionally stamped metal tiles do not absorb moisture and are generously coated with a poured-on acrylic resins embedded with poured-on natural stone chips, and baked on acrylic UV coatings to add further protection, and to keep looking like newly installed Spanish tile or Roman tile.

Unlike cement or clay S-shaped Spanish tile or the smaller Roman tiles, Gerard's Barrel Vault metal roof tiles will never crack or break, and will save you a lot of money and time in future cleaning, repairs, and replacement costs! For improved energy efficiency in barrel roof design and barrel roof construction, tiles are mounted on a wood batten under structure. Unlike traditional tiles, Gerard Barrel Vault roofing is a dry-underdeck roofing system and does not rely on a moisture barrier underlayment, offers the best protection and always looks great.

10 Times Lighter, 20 Times More Compact, And 100 Times Stronger Than Traditional Spanish Tile Roofing

When compared with conventional clay and cement barrel Spanish tiles, our roofing is exponentially lighter, more compact and stronger! Our stone coated steel metal roofing is not only the toughest, but also one of the most lightweight roofing materials available, and weighs only 1.5 pounds per square foot. This translates into savings on shipping costs, because 2 pallets of Gerard roofing material is equivalent to more than 20 pallets of conventional clay or cement barrel tile.  

In seismic regions, Gerard is the safest roofing and a great alternative to traditional concrete and clay Spanish tiles which can easily weigh over 20 pounds per square foot. In typical barrel roof tile construction, the difference between using Gerard's lightweight stone coated metal roofing over concrete or clay roofing products results in almost 10 times less weight pushing down on your homes structure.

In new building construction Gerard roofing weight savings can translate into significant building cost savings. See what architects say about how Gerard metal roofs can save money on new building construction! 

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Why Choose Gerard Barrel Vault Tiles?

Gerard Roofing Saves You A Lot Of Money!

Though the initial cost of installing a Gerard metal roof may be more than some other available roofing materials, consider that the average homeowner replaces and repairs their roof more than 3 times in a lifetime! By choosing a Gerard Metal Roof the first time, you will not only save a lot of money in future repair / replacement costs, reduced insurance premiums in most states, and likely reduction in utility bills, but you will also enjoy a higher property resale value - much higher, as your roof replacement cost is usually one of the biggest negotiation points of a home sale. Saving money however is only one of the many benefits you will enjoy from installing a Gerard metal roofing system - you will enjoy the daily satisfaction of your properties increased beauty, and the peace of mind in knowing you have the best roofing protection.

Class “A” Fire Rating

Gerard stone coated steel metal roofing systems are non-combustible, and offer the best fire protection rating in the industry, and the best protection for your home against outside fires. Our interlocking overlapping tile technology provides no access for windblown embers to penetrate under your roof and ignite wood under-framing. Couple our fire-proof metal roofing tiles with the insulating characteristics of a batten installation system, and there is no better metal roofing system you can install to protect your home more! Read how this Gerard metal roofing protected a Glendora CA home against fires, again!

Energy Efficient No Matter The Color

Stone coated steel tiles offer more diversity when it comes to installation of metal roofing systems. With Gerard's metal roof tiles, customers have the option of Direct-to-Deck installation, Batten installation, or counter-batten installation. Using the Counter Batten installation method, you will create 3" of highly ventilated air space between the roof tile and deck, which is highly efficient in both hot and cold climates. This “dead air” buffer zone between your new Gerard metal roof and old roof also insulates against radiant heat entry during the Summer months, and heat loss in the winter months. What a beautiful way to lower your energy bills!

Fighting Price Inflation

We experience price inflation every day. Unfortunately, this is an unavoidable and unstoppable part of life. That does not mean that we cannot do anything about it, however. By taking action in other areas of our mandatory expenses, we can substantially reduce living costs that we may have previously considered to be just as inevitable as price inflation. This article explores how metal roofing can help you manage cringe-worthy price rises.

When exposed to normal and extreme climatic conditions, many roofing products can only last up to two decades; some withstand as little as ten years. For homeowners, a roof should be an investment that set their minds at ease rather than one that evokes the stress of upcoming maintenance or replacement work—especially when a quality roof could make these issues avoidable. The roofing industry has worked hard to advance beyond the weakness of short lasting roofs, pushing many metal roofing technologies to the forefront.

For over a half century, Gerard Roofing Technologies has been leading the way in providing top-quality metal roofing structures for home and business owners across the United States. To get a visual on how prices have risen since these companies first started making waves, we can compare a trip to the movies then, which would have cost around 75 cents, to now: today’s cinema ticket prices typically start from $8 whereas extras, like a ‘meal deal’ including soda and a tub of popcorn, are seldom priced below $10. Although roofing products tend to double in price with each passing decade, Gerard’s long-lasting roofing systems have a proven track record of increasing homeowners’ savings, making arresting living expenses seem to be a possibility after all.

The longevity of Gerard's roofing systems takes homeowners out of the vicious and costly cycle of re-roofing with further security added by non-prorated 50-year transferable warranties. Moreover, Gerard's roofs substantially raise homes’ appearances and, consequently, their re-sale values. Remodeling Magazine showed a chart from the National Realtors’ Association that tracked the re-sale value of homes with top-quality metal roofs. They found an immediate 63% return on investment for high-end roofing systems. Homes with these roofs also had high re-sale values, unlike the homes with systems that are often used as negotiation tactics against the current homeowner.

The ability of metal roofs to produce environmental benefits is another cost saving feature. From a monetary perspective, this means that homeowners will be eligible for tax credits as well as insurance discounts in many cases. Furthermore, utility bills have the potential to be reduced by up to 40%. One homeowner expressed gratitude of his new metal roof’s excellent performance just one year after its installation. While addressing the investment’s cost and return, the homeowner summed up exactly what Gerard has been delivering since their inception: “Other types of roofing would have been substantially less expensive, but would not have offered the outstanding appearance, peace of mind and energy savings of our Gerard Roofing System”. To provide evidence of his savings, he enclosed a copy of his energy bill, pictured below. Notice the drastic 60% energy-usage decrease from the previous year. This decreased usage has remained consistent.

Although there is not much to do to control price inflation, Gerard’s roofing systems have been helping homeowners across many different climates drastically lower their costs of living, including through reductions in roof maintenance and utility bills as well as enabling them to qualify for insurance discounts and tax credits. Contact us to find out more about how a Gerard roofing system can offer you peace of mind by reducing the effects of price inflation.

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120 MPH Wind Warranty

Not all metal roofing tiles are the same. Our 3/16 inch steel roof tiles are made from the highest quality steel available. Due to the sheer strength and standard fastening pattern, Gerard roofing tiles have the highest uplift ratings and are renowned for remaining firmly in place during severe weather events. Read about our hurricane and tornadic roof survival stories.

2.5” Hail Stone Warranty

Our steel roofing tiles are also some of the thickest and most durable metal roofing systems available, and guaranteed to stand up to 2.5 inch hail which is a Class 4 Impact Rating ! Just read about our customers real life hail experiences , or watch the slideshow of photos showing Gerard roofs versus Other roofs Hail Damage caused during a 1997 Dallas hail storm.

The below images were photographed on automatic settings under natural sunlight. Depending on the levels of outdoor light, our natural stone chip coatings reflect varying levels of light and color intensity.

Stocking Colors

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Santa Fe

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Sunset Gold

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Spanish Red

Non-Stocking Colors

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Country Blend

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Choose from a full range of 17 colors, two of which are Energy Star approved colors. When selecting your roof color, please note the below color lead times and additional costs

Stocking Colors: Ships to the customer within 2 weeks after the order has been confirmed and signed for.

Non-Stocking Colors: (Country Blend; Devonshire; Timberwood; Terracotta) 4 - 6 week lead time. No Returns.

Custom Colors: 300 Sq. Minimum. 8 - 10 week lead time. 10% upcharge. 10% overrun. Pre-pay. No returns

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