Similar to other countries, Slovenia is currently facing alarming impacts of climate change, leading to more frequent and intense extreme weather events. Deteriorating weather conditions, including increasingly frequent hailstorms, have put homeowners at constant risk of property damage and financial burdens.
In response to these challenges, roofing solutions such as GERARD roofs have emerged as the most reliable defense against hailstorms and other adverse weather conditions.
IMPACTS IN SLOVENIA
According to data from the Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO), hailstorms and heavy rainfall have affected various regions in Slovenia in recent years, with some of the worst storms occurring in 2023. This has resulted in extensive property damage, disruptions in infrastructure, and power outages. The frequency of these severe weather events is linked to climate change, which is causing more intense storms and unstable weather patterns worldwide.
Hailstorms pose a particular threat as they combine the destructive force of ice precipitation with strong winds that can loosen and dislodge traditional roofing materials. However, homeowners in Slovenia can take preventive measures by choosing GERARD roofs, which have already proven their strength and effectiveness in coping with such challenges in the past.
THE ROLE OF MATERIAL
The choice of roofing material is crucial in protecting homes. While ceramic and clay roofing tiles are vulnerable and prone to damage during hailstorms, steel GERARD roofs prove to be the most resistant solution. The strength of steel, reinforced with a layer of stone chips, ensures it can withstand severe weather events and shatter hailstones upon impact.
PROTECTION AGAINST STRONG WINDS
Hailstorms often come with gusts of strong wind, further increasing the likelihood of damage to traditional roofing materials. Powerful winds can easily dislodge conventional tiles, leading to higher maintenance costs and the risk of water penetration during heavy rain or hail.
GERARD roofs offer a unique 8-point fastening technique, securing each roofing tile firmly to the supporting battens with nails or fasteners. This robust system prevents roof tiles from shifting, even during the most demanding weather conditions.
Based on various tests and feedback from GERARD roof owners worldwide, our roofing solution can protect homes even against hurricanes with speeds of up to 160 km/h, ensuring homes remain safe and dry.
Facing increasingly adverse weather conditions and a growing frequency of hailstorms, GERARD roofs have become the ultimate defense against these natural adversities. Besides their exceptional resistance and durability, they also provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance that enhances the beauty and character of every home. With their well-established reliability, GERARD roofs have become the first choice for those seeking the highest level of protection against extreme weather events, both in Slovenia and worldwide.
If you would like to read more about GERARD’s protection against extreme weather conditions, please read this blog.