Building Management Hawaii August/September2013 - (Page 17)
Increase your property value
with durable stone coated steel.
By Bruce Place
uring World War II, stone
coated steel roofing was used
as a roofing material in the United
Kingdom as camouflage in the
event of a potential attack as well as
protection from the weather. In 1954,
a New Zealand man purchased the
rights to stone coated steel. He began
manufacturing roofing material,
imbedding small stones into an
adhesive called bitumen (a sticky
mixture of hydrocarbons). However,
time and weather would break down
the bitumen and the stones would
Kahala View Estates installed with light-weight Gerard Barrel Vault Tiles.
extremely strong wind tests of
150 mph and greater. And over
the years, Mother Nature has put
Gerard products to the true test with
hurricanes, tornados, cyclones, severe
UV rays and hailstones worldwide.
Not only is the product holding
up, so is its color. With ceramiccoated stones, the product resists
fading, maintaining its color in the
Since steel and stones are fire
proof, stone coated roofs offer
protection against exterior fires and
flying embers. It also helps to contain
interior fires, in some cases resulting
in reduced insurance rates.
Stone coated steel is also very
compatible with solar panels—both at
time of installation or at a later date.
Stone coated steel roofing is so
durable, it will most likely be your last
roof, making it the one of the most
economical roofs on the market today.
Bruce Place has been a manufacturer’s
representative in Hawaii for more than 30 years
primarily focusing on metal roofing products. He
has been with Gerard Roofing for 18 years.
The Last Roof Your Property Will Ever Need
In 1972, Gerard Roofing
Technologies entered the market
and began producing stone coated
steel roofing using a strong acrylic
adhesive that didn’t breakdown or
shed stones. Nearly 40 year later,
many of those same roofs are still
functional and attractive. Some of
those installations are in Hawaii.
Since its inception, Gerard has been
a leader in innovation and now offers
a non-prorated lifetime warranty that
is transferable for 50 years, and there
are no conditions for being near salt
water. Many roofing products claim
they have a lifetime warranty but they
are pro-rated, meaning if the product
fails, the owner is liable for a portion of
In the laboratory testing, stone
coated steel roofing has passed
4 Lifetime warranty
4 120 mph wind
4 Available in tile,
shake, shingle or
barrel vault tile
4 Class A fire rating
Why wait? Call Bruce Place today!
August - September 2013
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii August/September2013
ROOFING Top 3 Roof Savers
Mix It Up: cool roofing, wood shake and solar reflective shingles
Townhomes Cool Off From The Top Down
What’s Trending & Why? Smart and sunny solutions
A Good Match: New roof gives local shopping center a fresh look.
Stone Meets Metal For Lasting Roofs
Project Complete: When a project goes right, everyone is happy.
PLUMBING Safe & Simple Drains
Saved From Spots: Small Things can make a big difference
Repiping With PEX
LANDSCAPING Emerging Trends
Irrigation: Too Much of a Good Thing
On Site: An Exercise of Tolerance
Building Management Hawaii August/September2013