The initial cost of installing a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof is more than the cost of installing other roofing materials. However, homeowners will end up saving a significant amount of money over time because you will never have to install another roof. A Gerard Stone coated Steel Roof will also add to the resale value and beauty of your home. Also, in many states homeowners insurance companies will lower the insurance premiums by up to 35% when homeowners install the proven protection of a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof.
A non-steel roof will typically last around 19 years. An asphalt or composition shingle roof will need to be replaced every 10 to 20 years. On the other hand, a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof comes with a warranty that is good for a lifetime (and it’s transferable).
Whatever style, color or finish you currently have on your roof, you will likely be able to find a similar or matching Gerard Stone coated Steel Roof. Whether you like the look of asphalt shingles, clay tiles, wood shake, or slate, you can find a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof that fits your personal taste.
Mother nature can be brutal sometimes, especially on a non-steel roof. Non-steel roofs begin deteriorating immediately after they are installed due to damaging UV rays, expansion and contraction due to temperature changes, and the damaging effects of hailstones, heavy snow pack, ice and wind. A Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof has the strength and durability to withstand these extreme weather conditions while still having the ability to protect your home for a lifetime.
There’s more to the beautiful look and design of a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof than what meets the eye. Lighter colored steel roofs are designed to reflect the heat of the sun to save you costs on cooling bills during the summer. Also, the “dead air” buffer zone that will exist between your new and old roof can help to insulate against heat loss during the winter. In both cases, a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof is a beautiful way to save on energy bills.
You don’t need to just take our word about how long a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof will last. Each roof comes with a warranty that will include a 120 mph Wind Warranty, a 2.5 inch Hailstone Warranty, and a Non-Prorated Warranty for the Lifetime of the Owner (transferable). You can also learn about a workmanship warranty from your Gerard-approved roofing installer.
Is Lightning Attracted to a Metal Roof?
There will be no increase in the likelihood of your home being struck by lightning if you install a metal roof. In fact, if your Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof is struck by lightning, the energy of the strike will safely dissipate throughout the surface of the roof and can then safely exit into the ground. Also, since metal is neither combustible nor flammable, it is an even smarter choice when it comes to severe weather.
Is a Stone Coated Steel Roof a Noisy Roof?
Absolutely Not! In fact, a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof is often a much quieter roof than an asphalt shingle roof. The installation methods used creates a sound and temperature “buffer zone”, a zone of dead air space. Along with our beautiful stone coated surface, even torrential rains striking the surface of the roof will be no louder than the sound of it hitting a heavy wood shake roof.
Is Rust a Problem with a Stone Coated Steel Roof?
Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof panels are constructed of high quality 26 gauge, pre-primed, galvanized steal with an acrylic basecoat. Then, ceramic earth-stone granules are embedded on top of the basecoat. Finally, an over-glaze made of acrylic is applied and baked onto the panels. This method creates panels that are long lasting, durable, and resistant to fading, offering a lifetime of enjoyment.
Is Denting a Problem?
No! Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roofs can stand up to all kinds of weather from hailstones and heavy snow loads to extreme wind conditions, all with no structural or cosmetic damage. This is why we offer weatherproof warranties of 120 mph, a Wind Warranty equal to an F2 tornado, and 2.5 inch Hailstone Warranties.
Standing Up for Durability
If you hear that metal roofs shouldn’t be walked on, you are not being told about a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof. These roofs feature an interlocking panel design and rugged 26-gauge galvanized steel construction. The installation methods we offer provide for a roof that can be walked on under normal conditions.
When you compare the features and benefits offered by a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof to other roofing materials, you’d realize that there really is no better option. So how can you determine what your investment will amount to? First, you need to contact an approved Gerard Roof installation contractor who will be able to calculate the costs of your new roof. Costs depend on the specific style of Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roofing system you decide upon, as well as the shape of your roof, its “pitch” (or degree of slope), and whether of not you will leave your existing roof on or tear it off. Remember that a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof comes with a lifetime warranty!