What will it cost?
The cost of a Gerard roof depends on location and the complexity of your home’s design. For a rough idea, visit our cost guide page. This page includes a form for requesting a free quote, which will provide you with an accurate costing.
Will it cost more or less than long-run?
The cost of a Gerard metal tile roof is similar to the cost of a long-run iron roof and considerably less expensive than a concrete tile roof. If you live in a coastal or high-wind location, a Gerard roof is likely to be less expensive than any other type of roof because it won’t require special materials or fastenings to cope with extreme conditions.
What are the warranty details?
- 50-year weather-proof warranty – full warranty for first 25 years then diminishing pro-rata warranty for the next 25 years.
- 20-year textured surface warranty - full warranty for first 10 years then diminishing pro-rata warranty for the next 10 years.
- 15-year satin surface warranty - full warranty for first 5 years then diminishing pro-rata warranty for the next 10 years.
5-year installation warranty will be honoured by your Gerard Certified Roofer. For full details of Gerard Roofs warranties and recommended maintenance for satin or textured tiles, download either the Gerard Satin warranty and maintenance guide or Gerard Textured warranty and maintenance guide.
What changes are required for coastal or other extreme environments?
If you live in a coastal or high-wind location, a Gerard roof is likely to be less expensive than any other type of roof because it won’t require special materials or fastenings to cope with extreme conditions.
Will the fascia, guttering and spouting suit the roof?
Gerard’s Klass fascia system is compatible with our entire range of pressed steel roofing tiles. It is designed to support our concealed or external rainwater systems. Gerard roofs are also compatible with all major brands of guttering, spouting and fascia. Your Gerard Certified Roofer can help you choose guttering and spouting to suit your home and budget.
Where can I see example houses?
To find some of the houses in your area with Gerard roofs see our handy Drive by Selector.
Can I get a Gerard roof anywhere in New Zealand?
Yes. Gerard roofs are available throughout the country, simply contact your local Gerard Certified Roofer.
Can I drink the run-off water?
Yes. Gerard roofs have been independently tested World Health Organization guidelines proving that the run-off water is safe to drink.
Do the chips come off?
Slight shedding may occur at the beginning. However, the textured finish on Gerard metal tiles stays in place very well. It will keep its good looks and protect your roof for a long time. That’s why Gerard Roofs offers a 20-year textured surface warranty, which includes a full warranty for the first 10 years and a diminishing pro-rata warranty for the next 10 years.
Do the colours fade?
When any material is continuously exposed to the sun, some colour fading is inevitable. However, Gerard’s UV protection technology and special light-fast pigments provide superior resistance against environmental fading and discolouration. Gerard Roof’s satin finish, for example, has a dry thickness of 45 microns - more than twice the 20 microns that pre-painted steel products generally have.
Are Gerard roofs fire safe?
Yes. Gerard metal tiles exceed the world’s most stringent fire test standards. They’re also securely interlocked, which prevents hot embers from neighbouring fires blowing up into the roof space. Plus they’re lightweight, so they’re less likely to fall on anyone while a house burns. When weakened by fire, a home with a concrete tile roof will crumple much quicker due to the extra weight.
How do Gerard roofs perform in earthquakes?
If you live in an area that’s likely to experience seismic activity, the weight of your roofing material is an important consideration. A Gerard satin roof weighing 1 tonne, or Gerard textured roof weighing 1.7 tonnes would weigh a staggering 10 tonnes in concrete or clay tiles. Major earthquakes in Los Angeles and Japan have shown the combination of heavy tiles on inadequate framing almost always results in serious structural damage. Most deaths and injuries were due to collapsed and damaged roofs. There’s a big difference between a 1-tonne roof and a 10-tonne roof when they are precariously balanced over the heads of your family or rescue workers.