GERARD® SHAKE

Gerard® Shake is designed to replicate the look and feel of a handmade real-wood shake. A satin finish provides a smoother, bolder style and accentuates detail; a textured stone finish will result in a more substantial looking roof. 

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CHOOSE SHAKE

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DESIGN

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.

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NATURAL STONE

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.

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ALU-ZINC STEEL

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.

CHOOSE YOUR SHAKE ACCESSORIES

ANGLE TRIM

Angular trim or the hip part of the roof to give a sharp clean look.

ANGLE TRIM END

Finishing piece for the end of Angle ridge or trim.

BARREL TRIM

A softer look for ridge and hip, the semi-circular barrel trim interlocks to provide security.

BARREL TRIM END

Finishing piece for the end of Barrel trim.

BOX BARGE

Squared trim for gable ends. Coloured matched to our roof tiles.

SIDE FLASHING

For use where dorms or chimney walls meet roof. Stone coated to match Gerard® tiles.

VALLEY – PLAIN

Alu-Zinc valley for removal of rain water from the roof.

FLAT SHEET

Stone coated sheet for fabrication.

A GERARD HOME IS A HEALTHY HOME

Compliment your Gerard Shake Roof with our healthy living accessories, designed to enhance your living environment, reduce costs and fit perfectly with Gerard Tiles.

DECRA FOIL

Reflect 95% of the suns heat.

ROOF WINDOW

Maximize your roof space and allow natural light into your home.

SUN TUNNEL

Direct healthy natural light to where you need it.

VENTILATION

Expel hot state air and replace with cool fresh air.

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WE CHOSE SHAKE

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HOTEL OWNER

“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.”

Hotel Owner

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HOME OWNER

“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.”

Andwele Bayo

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INSTALLER

“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. ”

Ndiaye, Installer

TILE SPECIFICATION

  • 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

NEXT STEPS

We’re here to guide you through the process of selcting the right roof for you.

Our distributors are professionals who will listen to your requirements, make recommendations and calculate your roofing needs, For your dream roof, make an appointment on a day and at a time that suits you…..

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