Answer: There is absolutely no increase in the likelihood of your home being struck by lightning if you have a metal roof. In fact, if lightning does strike your Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof, the energy safely dissipates throughout the entire roof surface, and can exit into the ground. Also, because metal roofing is NOT combustible or flammable, it is an even smarter choice for roof coverings in lightning prone and severe weather areas.
Question: Is a Stone Coated Steel Roof a Noisy Roof?
Answer: Absolutely not! Now hear this: a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof is often much quieter than even an asphalt shingle roof. Because of our unique installation method that creates a sound and temperature “buffer zone” of dead air space, along with our beautifully functional stone coated surface, even a torrential rain striking the roof panels is no louder than it would be on a heavy wood shake roof.
Question: Is Rust a Problem with a Stone Coated Steel Roof?
Answer: No! In fact, Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof panels are made from high quality 26-gauge, pre-primed, galvanized steel that is coated with an acrylic base coat. Ceramic earth-stone granules are then embedded over this base coat. Finally, a clear acrylic over-glaze is applied and baked on. This provides your home with a long-lasting, durable and fade-resistant protection for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Question: Is Denting a Problem?
Answer: Again, no! In fact, Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roofs can and do stand up to hailstones, snow loads and extreme wind conditions without any structural or cosmetic damage. That’s one reason our weatherproof warranties include a 120 m.p.h. Wind Warranty (equal to an F2 tornado!) and 2.5 inch Hailstone Warranty.