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CANYON SHAKE metal roofing

Shake Off The Negatives Of Natural Wood Roofing 

Gerard stone coated metal Canyon Shake roofing not only looks great, it is far superior to natural wood shake and provides the durability you'd expect from a metal roof. Canyon Shake comes with all the quality ratings and features offered in a premium roofing product, such as a Class A Fire Rating, 120mph wind coverage, lifetime warranty, and a class 4 Hail rating with a 2 1/2" Hail stone coverage.

These Canyon Shake features also offer the added benefit of virtually eliminating maintenance costs. In most areas, all Gerard stone-coated metal roofing systems qualify for money-saving insurance discounts, largely because metal will not burn, and for this reason, Gerard's Canyon Shake roofing has become a preferred alternative in areas prohibiting natural shake roofs.

Superior Strength And Better Looking Than Wood Or Concrete Shake Roofing

Newly installed natural wood shake may look nice, but few owners want to be exposed to the chemical upkeep and serious fire hazard of a natural wood shake roof. Pressure and fire retardant treated wood shakes are an alternative, but they pose another set of problems. They are prone to excessive warping, buckling, discoloration and chemical runnoff. Lightweight painted aluminum shake roofing is an option, but the roofing is usually associated with unsightly denting and fading — a serious drawback.

Gerard stone coated metal shake roofing is designed and manufactured to withstand Mother Nature's harshest elements for a minimum of 50 years —  guaranteed! Canyon Shake metal roofing is not affected by temperature fluctuations, does not absorb moisture like most conventional wood shake roofing, concrete shakes, and asphalt shingles that results in unsightly algae and mold, and accelerates their decay. For maximum beauty and durability, Canyon Shake metal roofing is coated under a fountain of high quality acrylic resins, poured-on natural chipped stone, and baked on clear UV acrylic coatings to create the most durable, practical and attractive shake-style roofing.

And with its unique design elements, such as additional dimension and accenting created using darker and lighter colored stone chips to mimic realistic dimensional weathered wood shake, your Canyon Shake roof displays more dimension and color than traditional shake, and will continue to look beautiful over time, while requiring little or no maintenance and upkeep.

Canyon Shake Installation

Canyon Shake can be installed directly to the roof deck with screws or nails, or onto pre-fastened wooden battens. While the direct-to-deck installation method is the fastest, batten and counter-batten methods offer more flexibility, energy savings, and the ability to roof over existing wooden shake, asphalt shingles, standing seam, and more, on all 3:12 grade or greater roof slopes. All installation methods exceed the industry's highest wind load uplift requirements.

A Perfectly Finished Roof

Our full line matching stone coated roofing components and finishing accessories seamlessly create the perfect finished look to your new Canyon Shake metal roof.

The Best Protection Against Snow and Ice


If you live in an area that is prone to snow and ice, there is no better roof than a Gerard stone coated Canyon Shake metal roof. Each year, homeowners across America spend millions of dollars repairing damage caused by ‘Ice Damming’. With a Gerard Canyon Shake metal roof, ice damming is virtually eliminated because of the air layer between the metal roof panels and the roof deck. This highly insulating characteristic not only saves energy, but also causes the snow on your roof to melt much faster than on conventional roofs, greatly reducing the possibility of water freezing at the edges of your roof. 

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.

Stocking Colors 


Country Blend

English Suede




Non-Stocking Colors 



Santa Fe


Gerard Canyon Shake metal shingles are available in 6 stocking colors. We offer 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: (Driftwood; Ironwood; Santa Fe; Devonshire) 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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