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Florida Lifetime Roof

Florida will test any roofing material about as severely as it can be tested. Typical shingle roofs don’t even last their warranty period here. More and more, the fact that a metal roof system will pretty much last a lifetime justifies the cost. Because of the lightweight material and the maintenance-free aspect of the roofing, Gerard is the clear choice to me.

Jim Mitchell, A.I.A.
Genesis Architecture, FL

Utilities Dropped 30%

This past year I installed the Gerard Roofing System on my home using counter battens with ridge vents. It was installed directly over my existing asphalt roof. I didn’t change anything but my roof and my utilities dropped 30%.

Tony Pflug
Omaha, Nebraska

Withstanding the Forces of "Tornado Alley"

Doug Setters and his family live in Indiana, where his asphalt shingles were constantly being blown of by strong winds. When Doug saw how the shingles on a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof interlocked with each other, he knew they would be able to withstand what nature threw at his home. "Now I won't have to replace the roof every year," says Setters "Now I've got peace of mind and a great-looking roof. I will definitely recommend a Gerard Roof to anyone.”

Doug Setters

In the Eye of Hurricane Wilma

While Hurricane Wilma’s 125 mph winds ripped through South Florida, Wellington resident Victoria McCullough took comfort in knowing her home and 10,000 sq. ft. barn were safely nestled under the two stone-coated steel Gerard roofs she purchased in 2001. “We were in the eye of the storm for 40 minutes, yet both of my Gerard roofs look like they were installed just yesterday,” said McCullough. “I look around and I’m surrounded by a sea of destruction and here sits my house in perfect condition.” Wellington, home to the largest polo equestrian club and national horse show in the U.S., was hit extremely hard by Wilma. Neighbors of McCullough suffered severe damage to both their homes and the barns that house their show horses. According to McCullough, two barns on properties adjacent to hers were completely destroyed and pieces of another neighbor’s roof were ripped away and blown across the top of her house, creating almost unnoticeable damage to a small corner of her steel roof. After being referred to Gerard Roofing Technologies by a cousin in Aspen, CO, McCullough found Gerard to be a major improvement to typical shake shingle, wood and asphalt materials and plans to have a third Gerard stone-coated roof installed on her home in Greenwich, CT.

Victoria McCullough
Wellington, FL

Economical, Attractive, and Lightweight

Stephanie Frizell”s 17-year old asphalt shingle roof needed to be replaced. She was delighted to find out that a Gerard Roof was so lightweight; it could be installed over her existing one and would protect her home. Pine trees surround her house. "I'd prefer to have a steel roof over my head when those guys get knocked over," she says. Stephanie selected the Gerard’s 'Weathered Slate' because of its color. She calls it "the perfect roof," and adds "I get to admire it twice a day when I go to the mailbox."

Stephanie Frizell

Pride in Your Roof

In south Florida, a roof lasts maybe ten to twelve years, but between the climate, pressure-washing and fungus, Rex Allen's roof was severely deteriorated. Asking around, he found that an asphalt roof would cost $7000, and carried no guarantees that it would be around by the time he retired. So instead, he went with a Gerard Steel Stone Coated Steel Roof. Allen is so confident in the longevity of his stone-coated steel roof that he states, "It'll last longer than I will, I don’t have fungus and mildew problems anymore."

Rex Allen
South Florida

1999 Atlanta Fire - Denied Access

Bob Gerson is certain that his Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof saved his historic home. He told every TV crew and newspaper reporter the same thing. The four-alarm fire started in #34 and burned it to the ground, spread to #38 (next door - the house where PRINCE OF TIDES was written) and seriously damaged it before fire crews brought the fire under control. Their actions and his Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof were able to stop the spread. Despite the intense heat from the fire next door, just feet from Gerson's home, his house suffered little damage. The fire tried to enter through the soffit under the eaves, a common entry point for fire. The Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof denied the fire any access. Apart from scorched paint and some burn marks under the eaves, the house was undamaged. Two subsequent rainstorms proved Mr. Gerson's written assertion that the Gerard Roof had saved his home. No water entered the attic.

Bob and Micheline Gerson
44 Peachtree Circle - NE

Not a Scratch from Hail

When the storm came through on April 5, it ravaged almost everything in my neighborhood but didn’t even scratch my Gerard Roof.

Jeff Pruett
Plano, Texas

Hail: Safe and Not Even a Mark

It was an incredible noise, like the world was coming to an end. I huddled with my dogs while the hailstorm tore through Plano. The whole house was pounded by hail the size of quarters. Outside, trees and flowers were destroyed, but we didn't worry about the house at all. We had a Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof. It kept me and the dogs safe—and the hail didn't leave so much as a mark on it.

Joan Tormey

Hail Damaged Car, Roof Untouched

We had golf ball-sized hail that did some serious damage to my car, but our roof was untouched. I wish my Mercedes had a roof as hail resistant as that Gerard roof.

Mark Rieth
Plano, Texas

Hail Damaged Car, Roof Untouched

We had golf ball-sized hail that did some serious damage to my car, but our roof was untouched. I wish my Mercedes had a roof as hail resistant as that Gerard roof.

Mark Rieth
Plano, Texas

Peace of Mind and a Great-Looking Roof

Growing tired of replacing shingles after each storm and fearing the loss of their house entirely, the Setters family made a decision that resulted in their home's ability to not only stand up against Sunday’s storm, but to come out looking like new. They bought a stone-coated steel roof. After learning about the special interlocking panels on a Gerard Stone-Coated Steel roofing system, Doug Setters mind was made up to re-roof for the last time. "I didn't want to have to replace the roof every year … now I've got peace of mind and a great-looking roof."

Doug Setters
"Tornado Alley", Indiana

Best Hail Protection Available

We are a family of five feeling relieved for having installed a Gerard roof on our home. Hail here can be the size of softballs and cause major damage to entire cities, similar to the 2” in diameter hail that shot down in parts of the country last Sunday. Having seen the effects hail can have on one’s home or business, I was always worried that it was only a matter of time before my family and my home would be hit. Since our new roof, I've enjoyed peace of mind knowing we have the best protection available.

Jack Zimmerman
Colleyville, Texas

Cheaper Roofs, No Way

Even though we were price conscious, we didn’t want to end up with a cheap roof that wasn’t going to last. We looked at cheaper roofs, asphalt was one that we looked at. But as far as enhancing the property, no way. After we saw the pros and cons of all the different products available, the condominium board had an easy decision to make. We are really happy that we made a decision that pleased everyone. This is one where we haven’t had even one complaint.

Fred Denny, Homeowners Association
Rancho Cordova, CA

Aesthetic Advantage, Flexible Appearance

Beyond the practicality of the Gerard stone-coated-steel is the aesthetic advantage. It gives us a beautiful roof, we have a wide selection of colors, the texture that it creates, and whether we’re trying to deal with a mission style, or southwestern style, or just a contemporary design, it’s a very flexible material in its appearance.

Jim Mitchell, A.I.A.
Genesis Architecture, FL