Preferred Contracting Services of Southwestern PA
Gerard Metal Roofing Warranty
Gerard Tile and Shake Stone-Coated Metal Roofing is Better!
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Link to Gerard's New Warranty
Protection / Benefits Gerard Tile & Shake Concrete Tile & Shake Fiber-Cement Tile & Shake Architectural Composition Shingles Wood Shake
Weight Excellent
1/4lb / sq. ft. Average Roof: 4,200lbs
Poor
9-15lb / sq. ft. Average Roof: 36,000lbs.
Fair
6lb / sq. ft. Average Roof: 18,000lbs.
Good
3-4lb / sq. ft. Average Roof: 10,500lbs.
Good
3.5lb / sq. ft. Average Roof: 10,500lbs.
Fire Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor
Wind Excellent
120mph Warranty
Fair ** Fair ** Fair Poor
Hail Excellent
Hail Warranty
Good Fair Fair Poor
Snow / Ice Excellent
Interlocking design is strong & resists ice damming.
Poor Poor Good Fair
Earthquake Excellent
Lightweight + Added shear strength
Poor Fair Good Good
Weathering / Warranty Excellent
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Good Fair Fair Poor
Environment Excellent
No tear-off needed + Recyclable
Fair Fair Fair Fair
Re-Sale Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair Fair
Ratings based on comparison with Gerard as determined from manufacture's specifications, independent testing laboratories, and published industry studies / statistics.
** Requires additional nails, clips, and / or wiring in high wind areas.

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