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Comparison Roofing Chart

Protection
& Benefits
Gerard Roofs Concrete
Tile & Shake
Fiber-Cement Architectural
Composition
Shingles
Wood Shake
Weight Excellent
1.4 I bs/ft²
6.8 kgf/m²
Poor
9-15 lbs/ft²
43.9 — 73.2 kgf/m²
Tile & Shake
Fair
6 lbs/ft²
29.3 kgf/m²
Fair
3-4 lbs/ft²
14.6 — 19.5 kgf/m²
Fair
3-5 lbs/ft²
14.6 — 24.4 kgf/m²
Fire Excellent
Class "A"
Fire Rating
Poor
Roofs can warp or
collapse from weight
Poor
Most are
Class "C" Rated
Fair Poor
Fire Hazard
Wind Excellent
120 mph Wind
Warranty
Poor
Special Installation to
meet High-Wind
Requirements
Poor
Most manufacturers do
not offer wind warranties
Poor
Most wind warranties
are valid for 5 years
Poor
No wind warranty
Hail Excellent
2-1/2" Hail Warranty
Fair
Crack & Break
Good Poor Poor
Snow & Ice Excellent
Interlocking Design
Protects Against Ice
Poor
Breaks from Freeze/Thaw
& Weight of Ice/Snow
Fair
Breaks from Freeze/Thaw
& Weight of Ice/Snow
Poor
Ice Removes the
Protective Granules
Good
Earthquakes Excellent
Lightweight + Added
Sheer Strength
Poor Good Good Good
Warranty Excellent
Limited Lifetime Warranty
No Proration
Good
No Appearance
Warranty
Fair
No Warranty for
Color Fading
Fair
Pro-Rated Warranty
Poor
No Warranty
Energy
Efficiency
Excellent
Recyclable
Fair Fair Poor Fair
Resale Value Excellent
Increases Curb Appeal;
Transferable Warranty
Good Fair Fair Fair
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