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The number 1 choice for coastal living

For properties by the coast, the high salt content in the air usually excludes metal roofing from being a choice of construction material. Luckily, Gerard® Roofing tiles are designed and manufactured to be used in these environments so owners don’t have to miss out on any of the benefits of using Gerard ®. Coming from New Zealand, Gerard ® tiles were invented to be used on this small island, so they not only “cope” with marine environments, they perform just as well as they do inland.

The graph below demonstrates the difference in performance of an Alu-zinc Gerard ® Roof and a galvanised roof.  In marine environments, a Gerard ® roof will last over 4 times longer than a galvanised roof, while in severe marine environments the difference is 8 times. Many hotels and home owners on the coasts around Africa have chosen Gerard® for this very reason.


The famous Gerard ® 50 year warranty is also 100% valid to within 750m of breaking surf. Even if your property lies less than 750m from breaking surf you’ll still receive a free, fully transferable 25 year warranty.

For decades we have successfully supplied coastal properties along the eastern seaboard of Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa, and on the western coasts of Angola, Gabon, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Cote D’Ivoir, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Senegal.

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For coastal living, Gerard ® is the number one choice across Africa.  To view our gallery of coastal Gerard roofs, please click here or visit

*Warranty requires online registration and correct installation.