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Comparison Roofing Chart

Protection
& Benefits
Gerard RoofsArchitectural
Composition
Shingles
Wood Shake

Weight

1.4 I bs/ft²
6.8 kgf/m²

3-4 lbs/ft²
14.6 — 19.5 kgf/m²

3-5 lbs/ft²
14.6 - 24.4 kgf/m²

Fire

Excellent
Class "A" Rated

Poor
Fire Hazard

Poor
Fire Hazard

Wind

120 mph Wind
Warranty

Most wind warranties
are valid for 5 years

Poor
No wind warranty

Hail

2-1/2" Hail Warranty

Poor

Poor

Snow & Ice

Dead Air Space
Protects Against Ice Damming

Ice Removes the
Protective Granules

Good

Energy
Efficiency


Excellent and Recyclable

Poor

Fair

Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty
No Proration

Pro-Rated Warranty

No Warranty

Resale Value

Excellent
Increases Curb Appeal;
Transferable Warranty


Poor

Poor
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