A ROOF IN THE MOUNTAINS
In mountainous areas, roofs must be able to meet very specific challenges in order to deliver on their promise of security and durability. GERARD® Tile roofs possess these qualities.
For years, this system has been certified as a mountain roofing solution with proven climatic resistance and an aesthetic that matches the look of mountain roofs.
Compared with conventional cladding in steel sheeting or plates, the benefits of GERARD®Tiles are substantial, given their ease of installation and their elimination of snow stops.
With their solid, appealing look and natural stone cladding, the colours do not fade due to UV radiation. The small panels are easy to transport to sites where access is difficult. A pallet of GERARD® Tiles provides 115 m2 of cladding.
GERARD® Tile metal roofs do not require snow stops. The many examples of roofs installed in mountainous areas and tests conducted to date confirm that these roofs are even resistant to heavy snow loads and perform well at maintaining snow cover, even on very steep slopes. The granules of the natural stone coating serve the same function as snow stops. During the thaw, the melt-water drains away under the snow through the stone granules. The snow melts while remaining on the roof.