Comparison Roof Materials

Comparison Chart

 

Gerard Tile

Concrete Tile

Fiber Cement Tile

Architectural Composition Shingle

Wood Shake

Weight

Excellent
1.4 lbs/sq. ft.,
Average Roof
4,200 lbs.

Poor
9 - 15
lbs/sq. ft.,
Average Roof
36,000 lbs.

Fair
6 lbs/sq. ft.,
Average Roof
18,000 lbs.

Good
3 - 4
lbs/sq. ft.,
Average Roof
10,500 lbs.

Good
3 - 5
lbs/sq. ft.,
Average Roof
10,500 lbs.

Fire

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Fair

Fair

Ice/Snow

Excellent

Poor

Poor

Good

Fair

Hail

Excellent
2.5" Hailstone
Warranty

Good

Fair

Fair

Poor

Wind

Excellent
120 m.p.h.
Warranty

Fair *

Fair *

Fair *

Poor

Weathering

Excellent
Lifetime
Warranty

Good

Fair

Fair

Poor

Earthquake

Excellent
Lightweight
& Added
Shear Strength

Poor

Fair

Good

Good

Environment

Excellent
No Tear-off
Required & Recyclable

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Re-sale

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Fair

Fair

* Requires additional nails, clips and/or wiring in high wind areas.

Ratings based on comparison with Gerard, as determined from manufactured specifications, independent testing laboratories and published industry studies and statistics

 

 
 
 
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