What factors shall i consider when choosing a new roof?
It must protect your home: Climate change can bring any extreme weather in our way these days. Your roof must be ready for tomorrow’s climate. Lightweight metal roofs are designed to stay secure in a hurricane or an earthquake: The fact that Gerard’s roofing system is designed to withstand just about anything is reassuring. Its horizontal fastening system that nails each roofing tile in 8 different points to the battens gives a real peace of mind to homeowners. No wonder GERARD can even withstand hurricanes protecting families and properties. Other roofing systems require special fastenings and/or materials for high wind zones. People living in earthquake-prone areas often choose to have a Gerard pressed steel roof over their heads rather than an equivalent concrete tile roof of around 10 times the weight. Lightweight and strong, our roofs were well-tested in the recent Canterbury earthquakes.
Go for quality rather than affordability: A roof IS for life after all and you do not want to change it as often as you change cars. There are roofs in the market that last only 15 years. You do not want to face all the hassle and pay all the money so soon again. Hearing that GERARD offers 50 year warranty people are often surprised that the overall cost of a Gerard stone coated steel roof can be less expensive than a concrete tile roof when everything is taken into account in the long term. If you live in a coastal or high-wind location, a Gerard roof is likely to be less expensive than any other type of roof because it won’t require special materials or fastenings to cope with extreme conditions.
Good looks that are made to last: Your roof contributes a great deal to the overall appearance of your home, so choosing a material that continues to look good decade after decade contributes to your property’s street appeal and resale value. GERARD stands out with volcanic stone coated tiles that are superlight, strong yet look as beautiful as any clay or concrete roof. Furthermore, the multi-layered coatings, UV protection technology and special light-fast pigments provide superior resistance against environmental fading and discoloration so your home looks good for longer. Even if your home is built at edge of the sea, your Gerard roof won’t require any special materials, additional coatings or extra fastenings. Testing shows that aluminum-zinc coated steel roofing materials have up to eight times the corrosion resistance of other steel roofing products.
Hassle-free (or should we say worry-proof) roof: Gerard roofs are low maintenance: A Gerard stone coated steel roofs have no broken or missing tiles after summer storms and no damages by frost in Winter.
In case of reroofing installation better to be quick yet precise: Gerard roofs are only installed by Gerard Roofers, experienced, professional contractors, trained by GERARD to install to the highest standards. When your Gerard roof arrives on site, it comes with everything needed. Our Roofers carry specialized cutting and bending equipment so installation can take place smartly without any delays. With other types of metal roofing, installation requires roof panels to be cut off-site. Measurements for flashings can’t be taken until most of the roof is installed, which can add days to installation time as the flashings are then made elsewhere too.