What materials are used in
making Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roofing Systems?
Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof Systems use steel panels that are protected
from the elements by corrosion resistant Galvalume. The Gerard basecoat
uses proprietary resins, which have been developed over many years to
promote lifetime performance in all climates. The stone chips that Gerard
uses in its Stone Coating are non-oiled natural granite granules that
improve adherence to the basecoat while enhancing the appearance of Gerard
Gerard Roof Heavy?
At only 1.4 lbs. per square foot, a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof is truly
“lightweight”. In fact even lighter than most high-grade
asphalt roof shingles. Concrete and clay roofs can weigh up to 15 lbs per square foot!
Gerard Roof make my home hotter in the summer?
No. Many Gerard Roof owners have experienced utility savings after
installation. A property vented Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof System moves
air between the steel panel and the underlying deck. Heated air dissipates
through the ridgeline while cooler air is drawn through eave vents
Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof noisy?
No! The dead air space between Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof Panels and
the roof decking combined with the stone coating dampens exterior noise
even in a rainstorm.
Homeowner Insurance discounts available if I install a Gerard Roof?
Yes. Many Homeowner Insurance Providers now offer up to 30% discounts on
insurance premiums. Check with your insurance provider.
homeowner get a Class “A” Fire Rating with a Gerard Stone Coated Steel
Yes. A Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof carries a Class “A” fire code rating.
does a Gerard Roof stand up to high winds?
Extremely well! Gerard warrants our Stone Coated Roofing Systems to
withstand 120 mph winds. Note that Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roofs have
been control tested and withstood winds exceeding 170 mph. Wow!
existing roof need to be torn off to install a Gerard Stone Coated Steel
Not necessarily. Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roofs can be installed over
existing wood shingle, shake or composition roofs when possible. Your local
contractor will check local building codes.
Gerard roof be walked on?
Yes. Gerard Stone Coated Roofing Systems can be walked on without breaking
or cracking, unlike concrete and clay roofs. Care should be taken not to
walk on the raised rib portions of the panel.
heat and cold make a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof contract and expand?
Yes. But, unlike heavy concrete roofing, the lightweight Gerard Stone
Coated Steel Roofing System is designed to protect your home against
hail damage a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof?
Rest easy. A Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof carries the industry leading
Class 4 Hail-resistant Rating. In fact, the Gerard Stone Coated Steel
Roofing System has a lifetime 2.5” Hailstone Warranty.
Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof safe in a lightning storm?
Very much so! A Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof does not attract lightning.