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High-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?

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! See the proof from our home owner showing how a Gerard metal roofing fights price inflation.

Our Metal Shingles are Lighter 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. 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!

It's a Dry Under-Deck Roofing System

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!

The Best Protection Against Snow and Ice

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!

Gerard Tile Fights 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 negotation 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.

2.5” Hail Stone Warranty

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.

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!

120 MPH Wind Warranty

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.

Gerard's metal roofing systems can offer protection against, including tornados and hurricanes

Comparison Between Metal and Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Fiberglass composition asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material today. Many consumers, however, 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 systems 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 metal roofs 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.

What protection does each material offer and for how long?

Before committing to asphalt shingles for your roofing updates, consider the climate-related tests your roof must withstand. Asphalt shingle roofs are one of the shortest-lived building components of many homes, with an average lifespan of only 10 years. They provide little protection against regional environmental conditions, including being highly susceptible to dislodging in high winds

Some asphalt composition shingle manufacturers do not honor warranties in hot or humid locations because of the continuing rise in oil prices that has incentivized manufacturers to change composition and filler materials, resulting in lower quality products. Issues associated with low-grade filler materials include moisture absorption, warping, curling, fungus and mold growth. The short life-cycle of asphalt roofing creates a large negative impact on the environment in land fill disposal.   

Unlike asphalt shingle roofs, Gerard metal roofs are made to last a lifetime despite testing conditions and harsh climates. Gerard's Galvalume® steel shingles are coated and interlocked for top-notch protection, resistant against leaks, hail, high winds and fire, explaining why they’re typically accompanied by generous warranties and homeowners' insurance discounts

Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, are not as apt at withstanding the effects of extreme conditions, making them temporary solutions to roofing problems: they are flammable, vulnerable to ripping and tearing, and frequently lose stone over time. The strength and durability of metal roofs affords them immunity from many of the issues that plague asphalt shingles. Thus, choosing a metal roof will likely reduce the money, time and stress spent on future maintenance.

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, Gerard products are 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.


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 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 metal roofing systems outstanding investments, they will also be the last roof you’ll ever need!