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GRANITE RIDGE metal shingles

Boast The Best Of All Worlds High-end looks.

Fire and wind resistance with steel’s durability and strength. A broad palette of colors, with a weight two-thirds lighter than heavy asphalt roofing. That’s a lot to offer in one roofing product, but the Granite Ridge roofing system pulls it off with style. Though price competitive with upper-end asphalt composition tiles, Granite Ridge outlasts them right down the line.

Comparison Between Metal And Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Fiberglass composition asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material today. Many consumers are unaware of the alternatives that may better suit their needs and budgets, reinforcing the importance of considering one’s roofing options before committing. Below we explore asphalt shingles and one major alternative, Gerard roofing systems, to help you decide which is best for your next roofing project.

How will each material improve the look of my home?

Both fiberglass composition asphalt shingles and metal roofing shingles by Gerard are available in many types and colors. The appeal and color versatility of asphalt shingles can be attributed to their exterior colored stone chips. However, the material scars easily in the heat and the paint is vulnerable to chipping, giving many homeowners only a short time to enjoy the appeal of their new asphalt shingle roof. In addition to this downside, asphalt shingle roofs don’t have the dimensional look of tile or shake, which roofing systems by Gerard can achieve. 

By comparison, Gerard roofing shingles and shakes are stone-coated for aesthetic appeal. However, unlike asphalt shingles and their mediocre paint application, these options provide homeowners with durable, lasting roofing systems thanks to Gerard's top-quality materials and intricate process of applying their coatings. The stone-coated metal roofing options from Gerard offer benefits, ensuring paint wear prevention, UV protection and more. 

How do the prices of these materials compare?

Typical asphalt shingle roofing systems have lower purchase and installation costs than metal roofing systems. However, comparing the price of low-grade asphalt shingles with the quality of Gerard steel shingles would provide a skewed outlook. Architectural fiberglass composition shingles are the more dimensional and better built asphalt option, comparable to Gerard's Granite Ridge steel shingles in price. However, Gerard steel shingles outperform asphalt architectural shingles in all areas. These high-end asphalt shingles still pose the same problems as their lower grade counterparts, but with a higher price tag. In fact, the presence of asphalt shingles (of any kind) is often used against homeowners during resell negotiations. With metal roofing systems, homeowners save expenses they would have had with asphalt shingle roofs in maintenance, replacement and energy costs. Moreover, homeowners with Gerard roofs have the peace of mind that their property values have increased rather than suffered as a result of choosing lower performing alternatives.

 

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What about the materials’ respective effects on the environment?

Not only is a metal roof’s strength a testament that it should be the choice for your next roofing project, but its environmental soundness and energy-saving credentials are as well. Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable. In addition, your Gerard stone coated metal roof is made from over 30% recycled steel, supplied by equally green-conscious facilities.

Gerard also provides options that naturally create an insulated air barrier, translating into annual energy cost savings of up to 40% for homeowners who have opted for these systems. On the other hand, asphalt shingles’ heat absorption factor limits their potential energy efficiency.

 

Conclusion

For the past seven decades, asphalt shingles have been the predominant roofing material employed in residential projects due not only to their low cost, but also to consumers being unaware of alternatives. A stereotypical standing seam or corrugated image may come to mind when thinking of metal roofing; however, quality metal is much more than misconceived notions lead one to believe. Gerard provides top-quality roofs that are just as, if not more, beautiful than your neighbors’. Residential metal roofs now project the beauty you want to be associated with your home. Unlike with asphalt shingles, the selection of metal roofing shingles and profiles is not dull or redundant - from standard color options to Energy Star-qualified colors, you will find something to suit your aesthetic desires without sacrificing performance. Not only are Gerard roofing systems outstanding investments that deliver the best protection, they will also be the last roof you’ll ever need! 

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

Barclay

Timberwood

Ironwood

Charcoal

Country Blend

Non-Stocking Colors

English Suede

Devonshire

Ironwood

Gerard Granite Ridge metal shingles are available in 5 stock colors. 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: (English Suede; Devonshire; Windsor) 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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