I want my new Gerard Roofing Systems permanent roof to be as energy efficient as possible, do I have to have a white roof?
Absolutely not! Because Gerard Roofing Systems are highly reflective, they significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency regardless of color. In addition, most Gerard Roofing Systems products can be installed onto a board and batten system with Prodex Reflective insulation which will create a highly ventilated space between the roof and deck, which is highly efficient in both hot and cold climates.
I’m concerned that a metal roof won’t match my home and the roofing style in my neighborhood.
Gerard Roofing Systems come in many styles and appearances, such as asphalt shingle, cedar shake, Spanish and Mediterranean Tile as well as traditional metal roof styles.
Would a metal roof be too heavy for certain types of homes?
You may be surprised to learn that a metal roof is, on average, 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof, and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate. With metal roofing, weight on a structure is never an issue.
Is lightning attracted to a metal roof?
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 Roofing Systems permanent 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 areas.
Will a Gerard Roofing Systems permanent roof be noisy?
Absolutely not! Gerard Roofing Systems are often much quieter than even asphalt shingle roofs. Many of our installations create a sound and temperature “buffer zone” which leads to a quieter roof.
Will a Gerard Roofing Systems roof help my ice damming problems?
With a Gerard Roofing Systems permanent roof system, ice damming is virtually eliminated because of the air layer between the metal roof panels and the roof deck. This highly insulating characteristic, along with the heat from your home being reflected back into your house, the snow on your roof melts at a much more natural rate, reducing the possibility of water freezing at the edges of your roof.
Will the value of my home increase if I install a Gerard roof?
Yes. Gerard not only offers you security and peace-of-mind with the last roof you may ever purchase, it also will enhance the beauty and help increase the value of your home. Gerard roof warranties are transferable.
How will a Gerard Roofing Systems permanent roof stand up to extreme weather?
A Gerard Roofing Systems permanent roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like high winds, heavy snow, large hail and even wildfires. In fact, our Gerard stone-coated steel roof systems are designed and built to withstand the harshest of elements for a minimum of 50 years – GUARANTEED!- 2.5” hail stone warranty.- 120 mph wind warranty.- Class A fire rating.
How long has Gerard roofs been around?
Gerard roofs have been used in over 30 countries around the world for more than 25 years, and have beautifully withstood all weather climates.
Does a metal roof cost more than a traditional asphalt roof?
Though the initial cost of a Gerard Roofing Systems permanent roof may cost roughly two to three times what an asphalt shingle roof costs, consider the average homeowner replaces and repairs their roof every ten to twelve years by choosing a Gerard Roofing Systems permanent roof the first time, you will not only save a lot of money in future repair/replacement costs, reduced insurance premiums and reduction in utility bills, but you will also enjoy a higher property resale value – much higher, as your roof replacement cost is usually one of the biggest negotiating points of a home sale.
Do I have to tear off my existing roof?
No. With Gerard roofs you may leave your old wood shingle or shake roof on as Gerard has been tested and approved to be installed directly over your existing roof due to its unique installation method. You should check with your local city however, as each city has different ordinances.
Is Rust a Problem with a Stone Coated Steel Roof?
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.
Can I walk on the tiles?
Yes. Though no roof is designed for pedestrian traffic. Caution should be taken not to walk on the rib portions, but to do so on the front edges; otherwise you may walk on your new Gerard roof with ease.
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