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Roofing Installation Guides

Standard Batten Installation

Gerard's batten installation method is the most common method of installation. 2 x 2 counter battens are placed with a batten spacer guide. The benefits of this method include increased air space for energy savings; increased roof height; and roofing integrity due to the added material to fasten the roofing to.

Counter-Batten Installation

Gerard's counter batten installation method offers various benefits. To start, 1 x 4 battens are permanently secured with a pneumatic nailer through the existing roofing materials and roof deck, into the structural trusses with 3.5" ringed galvanized nails. 2 x 2 counter battens are placed with a batten spacer guide. The benefits of this method are: increased ventilation for energy savings; increased roof height; and the ability to roof over a wide variety of roofing materials without a roof tear-off.

Direct-To-Deck (Batten-less) Installation

The biggest advantage to the Direct-to-Deck (batten-less) installation method is installation time savings, and reduced materials expense (no wooden battens needed). Our Direct-to-Deck installation method is approved under Miami Dade wind code so you can be sure your roof will stand up to hurricane force conditions. The drawback to this installation method is the reduced amount of air / ventilation space between tile and roof deck compared to our standard batten or counter-batten installation methods. As with any building or roofing product, Gerard stone coated metal roofing is only as good as the installation. It is for this reason that Gerard roofing offers extensive hands on training programs, installation guides as well as installation videos and DVD’s (in English & Spanish). For a downloadable copy of our Direct-to-Deck (battenless installation) method, please download the below PDF.

Gerard Granite Ridge Metal Shingles

Gerard's Granite Ridge interlocking steel shingles are easy to install and deliver a lifetime of service and value to the home-owner. Related trims, job specific extrusions, and moldings shorten installation times and deliver a fine finished look which you can not achieve with conventional roofing products. Best of all, every component of this new roofing material is completely interlocking and it will never warp, crack, rot, lift, or burn like conventional asphalt roofing.