Florida Lifetime Roof
Florida will test any roofing material about as severely as it can be tested. Typical shingle roofs don’t even last their warranty period here. More and more, the fact that a metal roof system will pretty much last a lifetime justifies the cost. Because of the lightweight material and the maintenance-free aspect of the roofing, Gerard is the clear choice to me.
Economical, Attractive, and Lightweight
Stephanie Frizell”s 17-year old asphalt shingle roof needed to be replaced. She was delighted to find out that a Gerard Roof was so lightweight; it could be installed over her existing one and would protect her home. Pine trees surround her house. "I'd prefer to have a steel roof over my head when those guys get knocked over," she says. Stephanie selected the Gerard’s 'Weathered Slate' because of its color. She calls it "the perfect roof," and adds "I get to admire it twice a day when I go to the mailbox."
Pride in Your Roof
In south Florida, a roof lasts maybe ten to twelve years, but between the climate, pressure-washing and fungus, Rex Allen's roof was severely deteriorated. Asking around, he found that an asphalt roof would cost $7000, and carried no guarantees that it would be around by the time he retired. So instead, he went with a Gerard Steel Stone Coated Steel Roof. Allen is so confident in the longevity of his stone-coated steel roof that he states, "It'll last longer than I will, I don’t have fungus and mildew problems anymore."
Cheaper Roofs, No Way
Even though we were price conscious, we didn’t want to end up with a cheap roof that wasn’t going to last. We looked at cheaper roofs, asphalt was one that we looked at. But as far as enhancing the property, no way. After we saw the pros and cons of all the different products available, the condominium board had an easy decision to make. We are really happy that we made a decision that pleased everyone. This is one where we haven’t had even one complaint.
Aesthetic Advantage, Flexible Appearance
Beyond the practicality of the Gerard stone-coated-steel is the aesthetic advantage. It gives us a beautiful roof, we have a wide selection of colors, the texture that it creates, and whether we’re trying to deal with a mission style, or southwestern style, or just a contemporary design, it’s a very flexible material in its appearance.