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

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

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: 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

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 , Atlanta, Georgia, 3:00 am, Monday, March 6, 1999

Three Hurricanes

Dennis had his Gerard stone-coated metal roof installed eight years ago on his home in the Laguna Keys development in Gulf Shore. Since then, his home has withstood three hurricanes: Dennis, Ivan (whose winds reached speeds of 134 mph) and now Katrina. Forced to evacuate his home, not knowing what, if anything, he would be returning to, Ellis was relieved to find his home still standing and in good condition. “I did a lot better than most of my neighbors and I credit the Gerard Roof for that. Most houses in the neighborhood suffered severe damage to both their interiors and exteriors. There were some other homes with Gerard Roofs in the area, and to my knowledge, they held up well.” According to Ron Anderson of Gerard Roofing Technologies, “Gerard has received several calls from Katrina victims whose homes are still standing thanks to their roofs.” Ellis initially chose his roof for its “looks and safety,” not fully realizing the extent to which he would benefit.

Dennis Ellis, Gulf Shore, AL

Texas Tornado Protection

Eagle's wife and son 10-year-old Patton were in the house when the tornado hit. They were terrified. "Right over your head is this terrible noise as the wind tries to rip the roof off, sucking at the ceilings, tearing nails and screws from wood and drywall, everything shaking and screeching," says Eagle. Surprisingly, the Gerard Roof and the Eagle home survived the tornado's direct hit. Neighboring homes were not so lucky. At the front, a wood telephone pole was stripped of its outer layers as the storm whittled it like a piece of pine. Other homes were badly damaged by the large hail that struck just before the tornado, the first of this strength to hit the Monticello area of Fort Worth in decades. A 30-inch diameter live oak tree was yanked from the ground and jammed through the roof at the rear of Eagle's home. But the 5-year-old Gerard Roof stayed on as it was designed to do. Unfortunately, the wind was so powerful that the roof joists were lifted off the walls of the home. Although Mr. Eagle's insurance company is going to have to undertake extensive repairs to the roof, he's very keen to replace it with a Gerard Stone Coated Steel System.“I love the look of a Gerard Roof," he says. "And I like the way it protected my wife and son".

James and Judy Eagle, Eagle Home, Fort Worth, Texas

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