In fact it can be recycled infinitely, without losing any of its qualities. So when a GERARD metallic roof reaches the end of its useful life, it doesn’t need to end up in landfill. It can be re-worked into another steel product.

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Concrete and clay tiles can be bulky and heavy. One houselot would require one average-size truck for transport. The same truck could carry enough GERARD pressed steel roofing for about 10 homes, using less energy (and therefore less carbon) to transport.

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Compared to a concrete tile roof, a pressed steel roof doesn’t require as much framing support, which saves resources. In other words less trees are needed for a GERARD steel roofs than for concrete or clay roofs.

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It is of paramount importance for us to work with local suppliers for our raw materials, which shortens the transportation routes and reduces CO2 emissions. If possible we aim for transportation by rail as well.

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