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A: 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.

A: 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.

A: 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.

A: 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.

A: 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.

A: 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