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Withstanding the Forces of "Tornado Alley"

Doug Setters and his family live in Indiana, where his asphalt shingles were constantly being blown of by strong winds. When Doug saw how the shingles on a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof interlocked with each other, he knew they would be able to withstand what nature threw at his home. "Now I won't have to replace the roof every year," says Setters "Now I've got peace of mind and a great-looking roof. I will definitely recommend a Gerard Roof to anyone.”

Doug Setters

In the Eye of Hurricane Wilma

While Hurricane Wilma’s 125 mph winds ripped through South Florida, Wellington resident Victoria McCullough took comfort in knowing her home and 10,000 sq. ft. barn were safely nestled under the two stone-coated steel Gerard roofs she purchased in 2001. “We were in the eye of the storm for 40 minutes, yet both of my Gerard roofs look like they were installed just yesterday,” said McCullough. “I look around and I’m surrounded by a sea of destruction and here sits my house in perfect condition.” Wellington, home to the largest polo equestrian club and national horse show in the U.S., was hit extremely hard by Wilma. Neighbors of McCullough suffered severe damage to both their homes and the barns that house their show horses. According to McCullough, two barns on properties adjacent to hers were completely destroyed and pieces of another neighbor’s roof were ripped away and blown across the top of her house, creating almost unnoticeable damage to a small corner of her steel roof. After being referred to Gerard Roofing Technologies by a cousin in Aspen, CO, McCullough found Gerard to be a major improvement to typical shake shingle, wood and asphalt materials and plans to have a third Gerard stone-coated roof installed on her home in Greenwich, CT.

Victoria McCullough
Wellington, FL

1999 Atlanta Fire - Denied Access

Bob Gerson is certain that his Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof saved his historic home. He told every TV crew and newspaper reporter the same thing. The four-alarm fire started in #34 and burned it to the ground, spread to #38 (next door - the house where PRINCE OF TIDES was written) and seriously damaged it before fire crews brought the fire under control. Their actions and his Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof were able to stop the spread. Despite the intense heat from the fire next door, just feet from Gerson's home, his house suffered little damage. The fire tried to enter through the soffit under the eaves, a common entry point for fire. The Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof denied the fire any access. Apart from scorched paint and some burn marks under the eaves, the house was undamaged. Two subsequent rainstorms proved Mr. Gerson's written assertion that the Gerard Roof had saved his home. No water entered the attic.

Bob and Micheline Gerson
44 Peachtree Circle - NE

Not a Scratch from Hail

When the storm came through on April 5, it ravaged almost everything in my neighborhood but didn’t even scratch my Gerard Roof.

Jeff Pruett
Plano, Texas

Hail: Safe and Not Even a Mark

It was an incredible noise, like the world was coming to an end. I huddled with my dogs while the hailstorm tore through Plano. The whole house was pounded by hail the size of quarters. Outside, trees and flowers were destroyed, but we didn't worry about the house at all. We had a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof. It kept me and the dogs safe—and the hail didn't leave so much as a mark on it.

Joan Tormey
Plano,Texas

Hail Damaged Car, Roof Untouched

We had golf ball-sized hail that did some serious damage to my car, but our roof was untouched. I wish my Mercedes had a roof as hail resistant as that Gerard roof.

Mark Rieth
Plano, Texas

Hail Damaged Car, Roof Untouched

We had golf ball-sized hail that did some serious damage to my car, but our roof was untouched. I wish my Mercedes had a roof as hail resistant as that Gerard roof.

Mark Rieth
Plano, Texas

Peace of Mind and a Great-Looking Roof

Growing tired of replacing shingles after each storm and fearing the loss of their house entirely, the Setters family made a decision that resulted in their home's ability to not only stand up against Sunday’s storm, but to come out looking like new. They bought a stone-coated steel roof. After learning about the special interlocking panels on a Gerard Stone-Coated Steel roofing system, Doug Setters mind was made up to re-roof for the last time. "I didn't want to have to replace the roof every year … now I've got peace of mind and a great-looking roof."

Doug Setters
"Tornado Alley", Indiana

Best Hail Protection Available

We are a family of five feeling relieved for having installed a Gerard roof on our home. Hail here can be the size of softballs and cause major damage to entire cities, similar to the 2” in diameter hail that shot down in parts of the country last Sunday. Having seen the effects hail can have on one’s home or business, I was always worried that it was only a matter of time before my family and my home would be hit. Since our new roof, I've enjoyed peace of mind knowing we have the best protection available.

Jack Zimmerman
Colleyville, Texas

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