”The village of Talčji Vrh, where we live, will now have five out of ten houses covered by GERARD roof tiles.”
My name is Anton Brula, and I live in the municipality of Črnomelj in Slovenia. On 8 July 2018, we were hit by a terrible meteorological disaster. A hailstorm, with hailstone as big as a fist! Wherever it fell, it caused devastation. Roof tiles on all buildings in our villages were smashed to pieces. I own a house that was roofed in accordance with all the new expert guidelines, i.e. ventilation, secondary roofing, and bricks. Everything failed, with water pouring into the house.
So I was faced with a question: what do I do now？ There was no other solution – we had to build a new roof. When I drove around the affected area, I noticed that no roof with conventional roofing remained intact. Two full trailers of broken roof tiles had to be removed from my house alone.
A roofer arrived with a roof tile made by GERARD. I took the tile and smacked it with a hammer. There was practically no trace of the impact. This tile is made from steel sheet metal. I immediately made my decision: my house will be covered by GERARD roof tiles. I wish my 6-year-old grandson could live safely under this roof. During the storm, he was very shaken up and shocked, as were we all. The village of Talčji Vrh, where we live, will now have five out of ten houses covered by GERARD roof tiles.
Anton Brula, homeowner
Talčji Vrh, Slovenia