Boast the Best of All WorldsHigh-end looks. Fire and wind resistance. Steel’s durability and strength. A broad palette of colors. And 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.
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Why Choose Granite Ridge Metal Shingles?
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! See the proof from our home owner showing how a Gerard metal roofing fights price inflation.
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. In new building construction the lightweight advantages of Gerard roofing can translate into significant building cost savings. On existing buildings the material strength and weight savings make Gerard one of the safest roofs in seismic regions and a great alternative to traditional concrete and clay tile which weigh as much as 15 pounds per square foot! The difference between using Gerards lightweight stone coated steel metal roofing over concrete or clay roofing products results in almost 10 times less weight pushing down on your homes structure. See what architects say about how Gerard metal roofs can save money on new building construction!
Shingles are not water proof and rely on a moisture barrier underlayment. This moisture barrier underlayment is usually tar paper, which can fail over time forcing you to change your roof covering. Gerard's roof tiles do not absorb moisture, and when installed as designed holds the distinguished classification of being a "dry under-deck roofing system".
Moisture absorbtion will make traditional asphalt shingles heavier, and promote unsightly mold, fungus and algae growth, which enhanced further deterioration of traditional shingles. Usually cleaning methods and chemical cleaners are used to clean traditional roofing which is also destructive to the roofing material.
With a Gerard stone coated metal roof you'll save a significant amount of time and expense in maintaining your roof!
If you live in a area that is prone to snow and ice, there is no better roof than a Gerard stone coated steel metal roof. Each year, homeowners across America spend millions of dollars repairing damage caused by ‘Ice Damming’. With a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof, Ice Damming is virtually eliminated because of the air layer between the metal roof panels and the roof deck. This highly insulating characteristic 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. Read more about how our metal roofing protects!
Not all metal roofing tiles are the same. Our 3/16 inch steel roof tiles are made from the highest quality steel available. 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.
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!
Not only do these roofing systems provide comfort in the form of noise reduction, but they also offer superior protection against wind. Gerard’s stone-coated metal roofing systems have been independently evaluated and tested, surpassing industry standards for high-velocity wind and wind-driven rain. Their interlocking steel panels stand up to extreme winds with dramatically less damage than asphalt, concrete or clay roofs. The United States experiences more tornados each year than the rest of the countries in the world combined. Tropical cyclones and hurricanes strike the far southern areas of the United States and its east coast. Not only do hurricanes cause heavy rains, but the wind speeds associated with them wreak destruction throughout the areas they hit. Similarly, tropical cyclones are coupled with intense winds and tornadic activity.
Gerard’s roofing systems are backed by a lifetime 120 mph wind warranty to further solidify the protection that this investment will provide your home with. Though the warranty guarantees the roof to shield against winds up to 120 mph, Gerard roofing systems are documented to have withstood much higher wind pressure, such as during the recent Washington, Illinois, tornadic storm with winds up to 190 mph. In conclusion, choosing Gerard for your next roofing project will allow you to benefit from the security and savings of the best roof in the industry, despite what the elements throw your way.