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Why Gerard Metal Roofing and Metal Shingles

Benefits Of Gerard's Metal Roofing Tiles And Metal Roofing Shingles

Gerard Stone Coated Steel metal roofing tiles are an investment above the rest, delivering the strength and longevity of metal roofing, and the beauty and style of various traditional roofing profiles, from our contemporary Classic tile to wood shakes and Spanish S-type roofing tiles, to architectural shingles. We offer the best stone coated metal roofing systems, and 50 years from now, your Gerard stone coated metal roof will look and function in the same way as the day it was installed - that is our guarantee! Our stone coated metal roofing offers you peace of mind by delivering the best protection from the elements, and your hard earned money! 

Not sure if a stone coated steel metal roof is right for your home? Just look at the many benefits of Gerard's stone coated steel metal roofing tiles:


Saving Your 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.


Lightweight

Our stone coated steel metal roofing is not only the toughest, but also one of the most lightweight roofing materials, and weighs only 1.5 pounds per square foot making it one of the safest roofs in seismic regions and a great alternative to the heavy clay and concrete tile options 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!


A Dry Under-Deck Roofing System

When installed as designed, Gerard's stone coated steel metal roof tiles are a dry under-deck roofing system - unlike shingles, or conventional cement and porcelain tile, which all rely on a moisture barrier underlayment to be placed under the tile. This moisture barrier underlayment is usually tar paper, which over time, will dry , crack and be breached by moisture, forcing you to change your roof covering.


Most Durable

Gerard stone coated steel metal roofing is designed and built to withstand the harshest of elements for a minimum of 50 years - guaranteed. We don't spare expenses and we don't cut corners. Gerard metal roofing is made from 3/16 galvalume coated steel - the most workable and durable metal roofing material available. Combine this with our highly durable baked-on base coats with reflective & decorative stone coatings, and best UV rated acrylic finishes, and you have a material that will never rot, crack, warp or break! The classic looks of a Gerard metal roofing system will stand the test of time, and always look beautiful. See how our metal roofing is built to last!


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 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.


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!

120 Mph Wind Warranty

Our stone coated steel metal roof tiles use both interlocking technology coupled with our solid, tried and tested fastening schedule to deliver the best results in the roofing industry, time after time. Though we guarantee a wind resistance rating of 120 MPH, when tested, Gerard stone coated steel metal roof tiles withstood winds up to 200 MPH. Gerard’s interlocking panels and batten-mounting system offers minimal movement and extraordinary resistance to wind uplift. The tiles have been tested and unlike asphalt and concrete, stone-coated metal roofs cannot be stripped off. Read how our metal roofing protected a Washington home, or our customers real life wind experiences.

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, thanks to our parent supply company, Metals USA. 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!

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