A roof that resists fire can literally mean the difference between life and death. Gerard® Roofing tiles are tested by global standards agency ASTM International and certified for Class A and B of ASTM E-108 standard for roof coverings.
Class A Tests are applicable to roof coverings that are expected to be effective against severe fire exposure, afford a high degree of fire protection to the roof deck, do not slip from position, and are not expected to present a flying brand hazard, while Class B tests for the same to moderate fire exposure and protection.
Gerard® performs to these standards due to both the material composite of the tile and the unique way in which our roofs are installed.
For added safety, the Gerard® range also includes roof windows that can be used as fire escapes should the worse happen.
During our 60 year heritage, many Gerard® customers have chosen our tiles simply because of their fire protection qualities. This is particularly the case for hotels, where guest safety is paramount and building security a priority. Our hotel brochure features just a small selection of examples and lists other benefits of Gerard® particular to this application.
Whether your project is a hotel or home, commercial property of apartment building, Gerard® has a profile and colour to match your style and a list of performance benefits to satisfy your needs. Discover more here.