European Settlers to America in the 17th and 18th centuries brought traditional English, Dutch, French and German roofing styles to this developing country, recreating those styles from timber that was in plentiful supply. Cedar was split with an axe to make roof tiles or ‘Shakes’. The natural aesthetic appeal of ‘Shake’ roofs has been re-created in the Gerard® Shake, incorporating easy installation features.
Gerard® Roofing tiles are coated with natural stone chips, volcanically formed and taken from quarries in New Zealand. These coatings add natural beauty to the roof and a hard layer of protection from the weather. Being of natural stone, the vibrant colour is protected against the extreme UV of the African sun and will never change.
All Gerard® roof products are manufactured from alu-zinc steel which have shown in tests to last 6-9 times longer than ordinary galvanised steel roofing products. This is achieved by protecting the steel core with zinc, which is itself protected by an aluminium barrier. As a pioneer of using alu-zinc steel, Gerard® has unrivalled experience in long lasting steel roof tile manufacture.
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WE CHOSE SHAKE
“We have replaced all of our Majani roofs with Gerard® Shake as it gives the same natural look, but is fireproof. When I think about the fire hazard of the old roofs I shudder at what could have happened.”
“We live up country and Gerard® Shake seemed like a more natural looking roof with all the advantages of modern technology. It’s great and we love the look.”
“I use Gerard® Shake when the building I’m designing is set in a natural environment. It looks like a grass roof but has all the latest technology and we’ve used it successfully for many years. ”
- Overall Length: 1320mm
- Length of Cover: 1260mm
- Width of Cover: 370mm
- Roof Cover: 0.46m2
- Coverage: 2.2 tiles per sqm
- Weight: 3.0Kg
- Steel Thickness: 26 Gauge/0.4mm
- Total Substrate thickness: 0.43mm
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