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The counter batten installation method raises the roof tiles 2.5 inches off your existing roofing - it creates the largest dead-air space insulation for the most energy savings type of roof installation.  To start, one-by-four battens are permanently secured through the existing roofing materials and roof deck into the structural trusses with 3.5" ringed galvanized nails. Two-by-two horizontal counter battens are placed across the vertical battens with a batten spacer tool. 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. Additionally the increased roof line height allows for deep valley gutters and design improvements to your existing roof. 

Gerard metal roofing offers the most durable, adaptable and beautiful roofing with a complete range of finishing parts. As with any roofing product, Gerard stone coated metal roofing is only as good as the installation. Gerard offers an extensive hands-on roof training program, with installation guides as well as installation videos and DVD’s (in English and Spanish).

For more information please download our Counter-Batten and Batten Installation guide below: